Nate Wooley - Battle Pieces


Release date - February 17, 2015

Battle Pieces was premiered at Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation Festival in April. The quartet, consisting of myself, Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, and Matt Moran navigated the new set of pieces, which are intended to be mobile and ever-changing compositions for trio with improvising soloist. The music was tremendous and we got a great response. The musicianship of Ingrid, Matt, and Sylvie would nothing less than astonishing and I had had high hopes. After the concert, Jeremiah Cymerman mixed the tracks and Relative Pitch agreed to release it with a very special cover by Detroit based artist Ben Hall.

Nate Wooley - trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock - saxophone
Matt Moran - vibraphone
Sylvie Courvosier - Piano

Release number: RPR1031