Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey - And Other Desert Towns

After many years collaborating together, New York saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey present their debut as a duo in a series of improvisations, from subtle interaction to rousing interplay.

"Freely improvised duos present music in its rawest form: two musicians each with intimate understanding about their counterpart’s abilities, tendencies, and artistic vision delve fearlessly into each other. Then, over the course of the encounter, we see the results unfold: forays and feints, clashes and parries, trust and surrender. Finally we have available a recording of a rewarding duo pairing saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock with drummer Tom Rainey. The two have played together in myriad bands in New York since Laubrock’s arrival in 2009, with the duo as a casual project amidst many others. The album, And Other Desert Towns, released just last month, shows both artists breaking new ground, while digging deeply into themselves and each other." Cisco Bradley, February 18, 2014 - Reprint from Jazz Right Now -- Read the full review here »

Ingrid Laubrock - tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones.
Tom Rainey - drums.

Release number: RPR1018