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Hotel Grief

by Tom Rainey Trio

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Irresistable...this Trio's last Intakt album was terrific...a definite case of musical ESP going on here; proving that they can do 'live' what they can do in the studio...the material stretches out nicely, allowing all three to develop and shine.
Rainey is such an experienced 'anchor' that it allows Laubrock and Halvorson free reign without unbalancing the trio ethos...highly sophisticated playing with a great dynamic.
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 After making the studio recording "Camino Ciel Echo", New York drummer Tom Rainey’s trio has now recorded a “live” album containing the distilled essence of numerous concerts including several European tours.

Tom Rainey, born in 1957 in Santa Barbara, was known at an earlier stage of his career as an exceptional drummer. Since he moved to New York he has played with some of the “heavy weights” of the contemporary jazz scene including Mark Helias, Kris Davis, Tim Berne and Tony Malaby. For his own trio – based on the concept of equality – he has chosen two strong female musicians. Ingrid Laubrock is a saxophonist who plays with an extraordinary sensitivity for structure and form, fusing intellect and poetry in her refined improvisations. Mary Halvorson is one of the most sought after jazz guitarist of her generation. She has developed a highly individual style and sound and surprises the listener with astonishing effects. As an ensemble they play a refreshingly new and unsentimental music: “A concise lecture on the aesthetics of collective sound shaping”, as one critic said.



released September 15, 2015

Tom Rainey: Drums
Ingrid Laubrock: Saxophones
Mary Halvorson: Guitar


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