Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax / Kris Davis, piano / Mary Halvorson, guitar / John Hébert, bass / Tom Rainey, drums
"...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)
Ralph Alessi, trumpet / Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax / Kris Davis, piano / Drew Gress, bass / Tom Rainey, drums
The ensemble dedicates itself to the re-distribution of melody and improvisation on the standard song form and contribute their creativity to a group improvisation that expresses the jazz standard in a fresh way. "…One of the most persuasive modern recordings of established standards in some time…" - Troy Collins (All About Jazz)
J.D. Allen, tenor sax / Orrin Evans, piano / Alexander Claffy, bass / Jonathan Barber, drums
Every new recording by tenor saxophonist JD Allen serves to solidify his reputation as one of the finest, most adventurous young musicians playing today. With a gently swinging, very personal vibrato he weaves his way into territory that he has charted for himself. His unique sound on the tenor combines the elemental sadness of the blues, the solemnity of gospel and ultimately the elemental joy in the creative process.