Oliver Lake, alto sax / Orrin Evans, piano / Eric Revis, bass / Nasheet Waits, drums
2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of Dolphy's passing, as he died accidentally in Berlin, Germany on June 29, 1964. John Coltrane paid tribute to Dolphy in an interview: "Whatever I'd say would be an understatement. I can only say my life was made much better by knowing him. He was one of the greatest people I've ever known, as a man, a friend, and a musician."
Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax / Kris Davis, piano / Mary Halvorson, guitar / John Hébert, bass / Tom Rainey, drum
"...Ingrid Laubrock sounds happily unsettled. On tenor and soprano, she’s omnivorous and pointed, slouching and precise, humorous and austere (…) You didn’t walk away thinking, well, that sounded like a certain person, place or time. Ms. Laubrock encouraged its constant sense of renewal.”- Ben Ratliff (The New York Times)
Jacob Sacks, piano / Eivind Opsvik, bass / Dan Weiss, drums
"…repeated listens to reveal layer after layer of ideas, interaction, and profundity. Quietly redefining the piano trio tradition with a blend of abstraction, cross-cultural touchstones, embedded classicism, and empathic improvisation, Timshel's greatest success is the nuanced subtlety of this compelling trio's collective interpretive talent…" - John Kelman (All About Jazz)