Aki Takase/Ingrid Laubrock

The band:

Aki Takase - piano, composition, Ingrid Laubrock - saxophone, composition 

Aki Takase/Ingrid Laubrock Paradoxical Frog - photo by Daniel Sheehan

About Aki Takase/Ingrid Laubrock

This group started at a session Kris Davis called. We played for about and hour and Tyshawn Sorey suggested we turn it into collaboration with each one of us contributing compositions.

We have developed an almost telepathic way of interacting really deconstruct and improvise with the sometimes long and involved compositions. Everything is possible and each one of us is kept on his/her toes all the time, it reminds me of being on a (sophisticated) playground.

This exciting trio sees Drummer Tyshawn Sorey, pianist Kris Davis and reedist Ingrid Laubrock, all extremely thoughtful and engaging composer-improvisers, join forces. All three musicians contribute their own unmistakable compositions to the group's sound. “AllAboutJazz” has described their unique interplay as “a taut set, as if they'd agreed to avoid the easy way to make a fire and instead rubbed sticks telekinetically”. On this CD you will find music on a superior level using a wide range of dynamics, density and expression.
The trio recorded its two Cds so far, CD “Paradoxical Frog” and the follow-up “Union”, both for Cleanfeed Records.

Selected videos

Aki Takase and I will be recording our first CD for Intakt Records in September 2018.