Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones) and Tom Rainey (drums) are celebrating the release of their first duo recording titled "And Other Desert Towns" (Relative Pitch Records 1018) by touring the States. The duo's music draws on the several years and many projects they have shared since they began working together. Their experiences of playing original compositions, free improvisations and even standard songs inform this intimate setting of improvised duets.
"Two musicians each with intimate understanding about their counterpart's abilities, tendencies, and artistic vision delve fearlessly into each other."
Francis Bradley/Jazz Right Now
Ingrid Laubrock soprano,alto and tenor saxophone:
Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock lived in London/UK from 1989 - 2008 and is now residing in Brooklyn. She performed and recorded with: Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran,Tim Berne, Hamid Drake, Mark Helias, Michael Formanek, Mary Halvorson, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, John Edwards,Veryan Weston, Luc Ex,Django Bates,The Continuum Ensemble and others.
As part of the F-ire Collective, she won the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation in 2004,she was nominated for the BBC Jazz Award for 'Rising Star' in 2005, and the recipient of the 'Fellowship in Jazz Composition' by the Arts Foundation in 2006. She won the 2009 SWR German Radio Jazz Prize the and was one of the final nominees for the 2009 Westfalen Jazz Preis .
Ingrid is also a prolific composer who has written for her own groups as well as for classical orchestra. Her orchestral piece "Vogelfrei" was performed by the American Composers Orchestra and the Tricentric Orchestra in 2012.
Tom Rainey drums:
Tom Rainey was born in Pasadena, California in 1957. Since moving to New York in 1979 he has performed and or recorded with the following artists: John Abercrombie, Mose Allison, Julian Arguelles, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Braxton, Nels Cline, Ted Curson, Kris Davis, Mark Ducret, Mark Feldman, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, Andy Laster, Ingrid Laubrock, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Albert Mangelsdorff, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, New and Used, Anita O'Day, Andrea Parkins, Herb Robertson, Angelica Sanchez, Louis Sclavis, Brad Shepik, Ken Werner, Denny Zeitlin.
Current activities include performing and recording music with the Tom Rainey Trio as well as his new quintet Obbligato. Tom also continues working with many of the aforementioned artists.
also on thursday:
An Out of the Lunch Box discussion at the Nashville Central Library (noon)
A master class in the library auditorium (1:30PM)
Indeterminacies moderated by Dr. Robert Fry (7:00PM)