The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC

The NY Paradoxical Frog trio of pianist Kris Davis, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tyshawn Sorey in their 2nd release of lyrical yet angular jazz with extreme space and dynamics and a great sense of drama.
 

Paradoxical Frog
Union

Paradoxical Frog: Union (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    


"The trio "Paradoxical Frog", made up of pianist Kris Davis, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tyshawn Sorey made a significant mark with its self-titled debut album in 2010. The three musicians, who all contribute compositions to the group, have a shared ability to create dramatic musical peaks and valleys while moving in and out of a composition in a seamless motion. This is why listeners in NY and all over the world continually seek out this unique and ever changing group. "Union" is the second take of the project, confirming that the music from their first release didn't simply result from a happy gathering of circumstances. Redefining lyricism in a sometimes angular context, this is jazz with extreme space and dynamics, yet an unapologetic love for conventional tone and a solid sense of tension and release."-Clean Feed



"Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock resides in Brooklyn, NY. Between 1989 and 2009 she was active as a saxophonist and composer in London/UK. She performed and/or recorded with: Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran, Tim Berne, William Parker, Tom Rainey, Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn, Luc Ex, Django Bates' Human Chain, The Continuum Ensemble and many others.

Ingrid's current projects as a leader are Anti-House, Sleepthief, Ingrid Laubrock Orchestra, Ingrid Laubrock Sextet and Ubatuba. Collaborations include LARK,Haste,Paradoxical Frog and Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey Duo.She is a member of Anthony Braxton's Falling River Music Quartet, Nonet and 12+1tet, Tom Rainey Trio and Obbligato, Andrew Drury's Content Provider, Mary Halvorson Septet, Kris' Davis Quintet, Nate Wooley's Battle Pieces and Luc Ex' Assemblée. Ingrid was one of the featured soloists in Anthony Braxton's opera Trillium J.

Awards include the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation in 2004, a Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation in 2006, the 2009 SWR German Radio Jazz Prize and the 2014 German Record Critics Quarterly Award. Commissions include Jammy Dodgers for jazz quintet and dancers (2006), Nonet music for Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2007, SWR New Jazz Meeting 2011 and "Vogelfrei", a piece for chamber orchestra (ACO/Tricentric Foundation). She won Rising Star/soprano saxophone in the 2015 in the 'Downbeat Annual Critics Poll and won the 'El Intruso Critics Poll for tenor saxophone in 2013. Ingrid was Improviser in Residence 2012 in the German city Moers. The post is created to introduce creative music into the city throughout the year. As part of this she led a regular improvisation ensemble and taught sound workshops in elementary schools. Other teaching experiences include improvisation workshops at Towson University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Baruch College, University of Michigan, University of Newcastle and many others."

-Ingrid Laubrock Website (http://ingridlaubrock.com/about.html)
2/25/2017

"Tyshawn Sorey (born July 8, 1980 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American musician and composer who plays drum set, percussion, trombone and piano.

Since graduating from William Paterson University, Sorey has been a sought-after musician in many different musical idioms. He is both a performer and composer, and has had works reviewed in The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Modern Drummer and Down Beat. In August 2009, Sorey was given the opportunity to curate a month of performances at the Stone, a New York performance space owned by John Zorn. He was selected as an Other Minds 17 (2012).

Sorey recently completed a Master of Arts in composition at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In the fall of 2011, he began pursuing doctoral work in composition at Columbia University.

To date, Sorey has released four albums as a leader: That/Not (2007, Firehouse 12 Records), Koan (2009, 482 Music), Oblique (2011, Pi Recordings) and Alloy (2014, Pi Recordings). He has recorded or performed with musicians including Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Steve Lehman, Joey Baron, Muhal Richard Abrams, Pete Robbins, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Butch Morris and Sylvie Courvoisier, among many others."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyshawn_Sorey)
2/25/2017





See all items in the Clean Feed category



Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
Clean Feed
Trio Recordings



Search for other titles on the Clean Feed label.


Other Recommended Releases:
Cambien, Jonas Trio
A Zoology of the Future
(Clean Feed)
Laubrock, Ingrid / Tom Rainey
Buoyancy
(Relative Pitch)
Laubrock, Ingrid
Ubatuba
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Protean Reality
Protean Reality
(Clean Feed)
Davis, Kris Infrasound (Davis / Goldberg / Noriega / Badenhorst / Bishop / Radley / Versace / Black)
Save Your Breath
(Clean Feed)
Kaplan, Noah / Giacomo Merega / Joe Moffett
Crows And Motives
(Underwolf)
Pavone, Mario
Blue Dialect
(Clean Feed)
De Beren Gieren plus Susana Santos Silva
The Detour Fish (Live in Ljubljana)
(Clean Feed)
Davis, Kris Trio
Waiting For You To Grow
(Clean Feed)
Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures
Nightshades
(Clean Feed)
Davis, Kris
Massive Threads
(Thirsty Ear)
Revis, Eric
City of Asylum
(Clean Feed)
Lillinger, Christian's GRUND
Second Reason
(Clean Feed)
Blake, Ran / Sara Serpa
Aurora
(Clean Feed)
Lumpert, Igor Trio
Innertextures Live
(Clean Feed)
Johnson, Max
Quartet
(Not Two Records)
Grimal, Alexandra
Andromeda
(Ayler)
Weston / Laubrock / Marshall
Haste
(Emanem)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Davis, Kris
Aeriol Piano
(Clean Feed)
Coleman, Steve and Five Elements
The Mancy of Sound
(Pi Recordings)
Sorey, Tyshawn
That/Not
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Laubrock, Ingrid
Sleepthief
(Intakt)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
RED Trio w/ John Butcher
Summer Skyshift
(Clean Feed)
Gray, Devin (w/ Kris Davis / Chris Tordini / Chris Speed)
RelativE ResonancE
(Skirl)
Shipp, Matthew Quartet Declared Enemy
Our Lady Of The Flowers
(RogueArt)
Price: $13.95
In Stock


Quantity:

Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None









Product Information:

UPC: 5609063002621

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 262
Squidco Product Code: 16843

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn on October 10th, 2011 by Joe Marciano.

Personnel:

Kris Davis-piano

Ingrid Laubrock-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Tyshawn Sorey-drums, melodica, trombone

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search


Track Listing:

1. An Intermittent Procession 2:22

2. First Strike 5:54

3. Fear the Fairy Dust 11:05

4. Second Strike 7:07

5. Figment 2012 9:06

6. Union 10:24

7. Masterisk 12:18

8. Repose 12:18

9. Third Strike, You're Out 1:33