Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe - Channels

Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe - Channels - Intakt Records


Stephan Crump (double bass), Ingrid Laubrock (soprano & tenor saxophones), Cory Smythe (piano)

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1 Fluvium 14 : 59
2 Benthos 16 : 30 
3 Medium 10 : 44
4 Presence 10 : 59

Stephan Crump/Ingrid Laubrock/Cory Smythe - Channels: release info

Intakt Records

Music by Stephan Crump (Crumbletones Music BMI), Ingrid Laubrock (PRS/MCPS), Cory Smythe (Pluripotent Publishing BMI). 
Recorded live at Unerhört!-Festival, December 1, 2017. Recording engineer: Martin Pearson.
Recording produced by Radio SRF 2 Kultur, Peter Bürli and Intakt Records.Mixed by Stephan Crump 
with Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe at The Butler Plaza, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Liberty Ellman at 4D Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Cover art: Gottfried Honegger. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Photo: Reuben Radding. Liner notes: Michael J. Agovino.
Produced by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt, Anja Illmaier, Florian Keller. Intakt Records, P. O. Box 468, 8024 Zürich, Switzerland.

Intakt CD 319 / 2019

from the liner notes by Michael J. Agovino

For me, free improvisation is nothing more than composing – spontaneous composing from the moment," says bassist Stephan Crump. In this trio, three ideal-typical partners come together who bring along thinking in compositional structures. Saxophonist Ingrid 
Laubrock is active as a composer in her countless projects, always swinging playfully between composition and improvisation and moving light-footedly between harmonic and rhythmically bound jazz and free improvisation. The pianist Cory Smythe (decorated with a Grammy for the recording "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores" 2015) originally comes from new serious music and, is a lust-walking border crosser between new music and jazz improvisation. With 
Stephan Crump, who, in addition to his engagement in the Vijay Iyer Trio, is also often on the road in chamber music formations, the three of them provided a festival highlight with their filigree art of improvisation: enjoy these sonic subtleties, most of which are drawn from tranquillity, and expansive arcs of tension in which, according to Crump, "every note becomes a planet"