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Intakt CD 379

For the third installment of Ingrid Laubrock's duo series on Intakt (following Kasumi with Aki Takase and Blood Moon with Kris Davis) Ingrid Laubrock and Andy Milne develop their own sounds in a common sound world. Fragile is characterized by the great empathy that unites these two artists. The music, which is both stirring and soothing, confident and intuitive, is deeply expressive and inventive. “Laubrock’s growth as an original writer and improviser has been marked in the last two decades, during which time she has led several bands, notably Sleepthief and Anti-House, and proved adept at creating for large ensembles and small groups that revealed her own individuality, mostly within avant-garde traditions. As for Milne he has more than fulfilled the promise he showed as a member of Steve Coleman’s Metrics in the early ‘90s. The Laubrock-Milne duo has a balance between the drive and momentum of large ensembles and the stillness and engagement with silence and space of smaller groups. Making music that releases a form of energy, something that pulses with life, while also drawing down into intimacy, suggesting feelings of tenderness or uncertainty, is no mean feat”, writes Kevin Le Gendre in the liner notes.

Reviews: www.intaktrec.ch/rev379.htm

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released May 20, 2022

Ingrid Laubrock: Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Andy Milne: Piano

Recorded June 24, 2021, at Oktaven Audio, by Ryan Streber, Mt Vernon, NY. Mixed and mastered by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio. Painting: Sean Riley, Offering 2003. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Liner notes: Kevin LeGendre. Photo: Ryan Streber. Recording produced by Ingrid Laubrock and Intakt Records. CD produced and published by Intakt Records.

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Ingrid Laubrock New York, New York

Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock is a saxophonist/ composer based in Brooklyn since 2009. Laubrock is interested in exploring the borders between musical realms and creating multi-layered, dense and often evocative sound worlds.

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