Ingrid Laubrock Anti-house (ger/usa) at Bray Jazz Festival at Novara Avenue Parochial Hall
uploaded this event on March 18, 2018
German-born saxophonist and composer Ingrid Laubrock is firmly established as a major figure in New York’s downtown left-field music scene.
With ‘Anti-House’, she brings together virtuoso experimental guitarist Mary Halverson, pianist Kris Davis, bass player John Hebert and drummer Tom Rainey to create a sound that is endlessly inventive – engaging and challenging in equal measure.
Laubrock is a past winner of the BBC Jazz Award for innovation, and won a ‘Rising Star’ of saxophone at the 2015 ‘Downbeat Annual Critics’ Awards.
She explores compelling musical themes as collective conversations emerge from clean-toned soprano-sax swirls, or dark, melancholy low-tenor exhalations. Mary Halvorson supplies harp-like jangles, oblique swing or squalling noise, while pianist Davis can be abstractly percussive or lyrical, while Rainey is delicately textural or joltingly propulsive as the circumstances shift. ...