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New York drummer/pianist/composer Tyshawn Sorey steps out as a leader for the first time with his quartet of trombonist Ben Gerstein, pianist Corey Smythe & bassist Thomas Morgan.

Sorey, Tyshawn

Sorey, Tyshawn: That/Not (Firehouse 12 Records)
Label: Firehouse 12 Records    
Released in: USA    

"New York drummer/pianist/composer Tyshawn Sorey steps out as a leader for the first time with That/Not, leaving behind his role as a drummer with some of the most respected names in creative music to document his own work as a composer and conceptualist. Sorey and the members of his year-old quartet collaborate in various combinations, exploring a wide range of pieces both notated and freely improvised, on a collective journey with the listener that defies conventional notions of genre and perception.

"This record is very different from the work that I do with other ensembles," Sorey explains. "I am a drummer who composes music; the function of this album is not a demonstration of my abilities as a drummer, but my interests as an artist. My objective with this music is to question who and why we are, to question the very nature of what it means to perceive something. The music here is our life and soul expressed in sound."-Firehouse 12

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Product Information:

UPC: 837101384100

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Catalog ID: FH12-04-02-005
Squidco Product Code: 13517

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack Double CD
Recorded May 4th & 5th at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT by Nick Lloyd.


Ben Gerstein-trombone (CD1#1-2, CD1#5-6, CD2#1-3, CD2#5-6)

Corey Smythe-piano (CD1#2-6, CD2#2, CD2#4-7), wurlitzer organ (CD2#3)

Thomas Morgan-bass (CD1#1-3, CD1#5-6, CD2#1-6)

Tyshawn Sorey-drums (CD1#1-3, CD1#5-6, CD2#1-6), piano (CD1#1, CD2#3)

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Track Listing:

Disk 1:

1. Leveled 8:53

2. Template I 4:32

3. Sympathy 3:58

4. Permutations for Solo Piano 42:50

5. Seven Pieces for Trombone Quartet 11:03

6. Template II 3:50

Disk 2:

1. Sacred and Profane 22:52

2. Template III 3:26

3. Four Duos 9:05

4. Cell Block 22:57

5. That's Blues, Right? 9:11

6. Template IV 4:18

7. Commentary 6:57