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."
released November 18, 2016
Ingrid Laubrock: Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Glockenspiel
Peter Evans: Piccolo Trumpet, Trumpet
Miya Masaoka: Koto
Craig Taborn: Piano
Sam Pluta: Electronics
Dan Peck: Tuba
Tyshawn Sorey: Drums