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Tuesday 12, June 2018
'Contemporary Chaos Practices' coming on Intakt Records in November 2018

'Contemporary Chaos Practices' coming on Intakt Records in November 2018

I am so happy to announce that my album of orchestral works with improvising soloists will be released on Intakt Records in November 2018. It was an incredible undertaking and the fulfillment of a dream I had been having for a long time. We recorded two pieces, Contemporary Chaos Practices and Vogelfrei, which feature an amazing cast of musicians and singers, as well as soloists Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Nate Wooley and myself. Josh Sinton provides extra texture with his amplified contrabass clarinet set-up on one Vogelfrei. The role of conductors is shared by Eric Wubbels and Taylor Ho Bynum, both within the same pieces and the music was recorded and mixed by the great Ron Saint-Germain.

Thursday 28, June 2018

Downbeat Annual Critics Poll 2018

Nice to have topped the 2018 Downbeat Annual Critics Poll for 'Rising Star-Tenor Saxophone' and to have a potrait written by Bill Milkowski.

Friday 29, June 2018
Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey upcoming release

Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey upcoming release "Utter" and Soundtrips NRW

Tom Rainey and I have recorded a new duo record called Utter which will be released on Relative Pitch at the end of August 2018. The music is a mix of improviations and our for the most part co-written compositions. We are also being part of this year's Soundtrip NRW, a series of concerts in cities all over North-Rhine Westphalia, curated by local musicians who play with us the second set of every night. A full list of the guest musicians is coming soon.
Soundtrips NRW 
Tom Rainey (d), Ingrid Laubrock (ts/ss) + guests
  • 08/31 Lokal Harmonie, Duisburg-Ruhrort, Platzhirsch Festival
  • 09/04 Bonn, venue tba
  • 09/05 Goethebunker, Essen-Rüttenscheidt, guest: Carl Ludwig Hübsch, tuba
  • 09/06 ORT, Wuppertal
  • 09/07 Atelier Dürrenfeld, Köln, guest: Nicola Hein, guitar
  • 09/08 Kunstmuseum, Bochum
  • 09/09 Blackbox im Cuba, Münster
  • 09/10 Filmwerkstatt, Düsseldorf, guest: Nicola Hein, guitar
  • 09/11 Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld
  • 09/13 Villa Post, Hagen, guest: Achim Tang, double bass
I am a tenor and soprano saxophonist and composer, living in Brooklyn/NYC.

Featured release

And Other desert Towns

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Musicians on record:

Ingrid Laubrock (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones) Tom Rainey (drums

This is our debut record as a duo - long overdue as we have been talking about this for years. We will also be touring the States in May 2014, confirmed and tbc dates are here




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