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Album-Release:
2016

HRA-Release:
18.11.2016

Label: Intakt Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Free Jazz

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  • 1Pothole Analytics: Part I04:44
  • 2Pothole Analytics: Part II05:42
  • 3Chip in Brain12:31
  • 4Squirrels15:15
  • 5Serpentines15:20
  • Total Runtime53:32

Info for Serpentines



The septet’s music weaves together Ingrid Laubrock‘s compositions with improvisation and live processing, often in multiple simultaneous layers.The four compositions in the form an imaginative and evocative piece that straddles the boundaries of improvisation, new music and avant-jazz.

Ingrid Laubrock Septet consists of New York City-based musicians who have all made a huge impact as composers, performers and improvisers in their own right. It’s a cast of innovative performers who are specialized in experimental music and constantly look for fresh avenues to create truly new music.

After relocating to Brooklyn in 2008 Ingrid Laubrock soon became a creative epicentre in the New York jazz scene, and is now one of the most significant voices in contemporary jazz. The new album 'Serpentines' fits in Laubrock’s musical cosmos, in which improvisational furore and compositional rigour, calculation and freedom, are intermingled. Laubrock grounded this formation with the unusual line-up having been given a carte blanche for the 2015 Vision Festival.

Florian Keller writes in the liner notes: "If we take the title’s suggestion and use snake paths as graphs for the movement of this music, various distinctive characteristics can be determined. Via the crafty compositional and improvisational about-turns, the music spirals upwards, peaking in airy flights. Changes of direction, and rhythmic, melodic turning points drive the music on, and release dramatic potential."

Ingrid Laubrock, tenor and soprano saxophone
Peter Evans, piccolo trumpet, trumpet
Miya Masaoka, koto
Craig Taborn, piano
Sam Pluta, electronics
Dan Peck, tuba
Tyshawn Sorey, drums

Recorded on May 24, 2016 at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York
Recored by Joe Marciano
Mixed by Sam Pluta
Mastered by Alan Silverman
Produced by Ingrid Laubrock, Patrik Landolt

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Ingrid Laubrock
Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock resides in Brooklyn, NY. Between 1989 and 2009 she was active as a saxophonist and composer in London/UK.

She performed and/or recorded with: Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran,Tim Berne, William Parker, Mark Helias,Tom Rainey,Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, Luc Ex, Django Bates’ Human Chain,The Continuum Ensemble and many others.

Ingrid's current projects as a leader are Anti-House, Sleepthief, Ingrid Laubrock Orchestra and Ubatuba. Collaborations include LARK,Haste,Paradoxical Frog and Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey Duo.She is a member of Anthony Braxton's Falling River Music Quartet, Nonet and 12+1tet, Tom Rainey Trio and Obbligato, Andrew Drury's Content Provider, Mary Halvorson Septet, Kris’ Davis Quintet, Nate Woolley’s Battle Pieces and Luc Ex’ Assemblée. Ingrid was one of the featured soloists in Anthony Braxton’s opera Trillium J.

Awards include the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation in 2004, a Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation in 2006, the 2009 SWR German Radio Jazz Prize and the 2014 German Record Critics Quarterly Award.Commissions include Jammy Dodgers for jazz quintet and dancers (2006), Nonet music for Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2007, SWR New Jazz Meeting 2011 and "Vogelfrei", a piece for chamber orchestra (ACO/Tricentric Foundation).

She was also nominated as Rising Star on both soprano and tenor saxophones in the 'Downbeat Annual Critics Poll and won the 'El Intruso Critics Poll for tenor saxophone in 2013.

Ingrid was Improviser in Residence 2012 in the German city Moers. The post is created to introduce creative music into the city throughout the year. As part of this she led a regular improvisation ensemble and taught sound workshops in elementary schools.

Other teaching experiences include improvisation workshops at Towson University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Baruch College, University of Michigan, University of Newcastle and many others.

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