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Crompton, Jonathon : Intuit (New Lab Records)

The debut as a leader for Australian saxophonist residing in Brooklyn, Jonathan Crompton, in a strong album of original compositions with astute arrangements over a diverse set of styles, moods and complexity, performed brilliantly with 4 saxophonists (Crompton, Ingrid Laubrock, Patrick Breiner & Patrick Booth), plus Adam Hopkins (bass) and Kate Gentile (drums).
 

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UPC: 194171101939

Label: New Lab Records
Squidco Product Code: 28017

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Systems Two Studios, New York, on November 10th and 11th, 2017, by Joseph Branciforte.


Personnel:

Jonathon Crompton-alto saxophone, composer

Ingrid Laubrock-tenor saxophone

Patrick Breiner-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Patrick Booth-tenor saxophone

Adam Hopkins-bass

Kate Gentile-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Jonathon Crompton is a musician from Melbourne, Australia, currently residing in Brooklyn, New York."

-Squidco 11/13/2019

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"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)
11/13/2019

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"Patrick Breiner is a saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, and educator in Pittsburgh, PA. He is widely sought after as a unique and energetic instrumentalist and improvisor.

Patrick operates Sulde Records and leads several projects including Vartan Mamigonian (solo saxophone) and Double Double (free jazz quartet featuring 2 bassists).

Other collaborations include: Battle Trance (New Amsterdam / NNA Tapes), VAX (self-released collaborative new/improvised musical performance trio), Bing & Ruth (RVNG Intl. and 4AD, 2006-2015), and Ballett im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, Germany with VAX (2016) and with Sons Of Daughters (2012).

In addition to his musical undertakings Patrick is a sometimes theater performer and maker of visual art.

Interdisciplinary collaborations include:
- Daniel Glenn's Woody vs. Mia vs. Gwyneth vs. Coldplay (as the character Coldplay Atlanta Fringe Festival 2015, Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2016)
- Rowan Magee's puppetry work No.1 Chinese (Labapalooza at St. Ann's Warehouse 2016, Dixon Place 2017)
- Berlin Electric (immersive theatrical music experience at Armory on Park 2016, Downtown Association 2017)
- Jam Session with Ballett im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Sons of Daughters 2012, VAX 2016)
- Residue with Becky Radway Dance Projects (2017)
- Lemon movie soundtrack (2017)"

-Patrick Breiner Website (https://www.patrickbreiner.com/about.html)
11/13/2019

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"Patrick Booth is a young saxophonist, composer, and educator currently living in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he is an adjunct professor of saxophone instruction at Michigan Tech University. A Graduate of the University of Michigan, Patrick regularly performs around the Midwest in different configurations of musicians while co-leading groups based in Grand Rapids (MOODS) Toronto (Sonic Perfume) Washington DC (StraightHORN) and New York City (Gumshoe) while also performing in Big Fun, an exploration into the electric period of Miles Davis, and Kirsten Carey's Ulysses Project. Some of his mentors and teachers include David Liebman, Wadada Leo Smith, Andrew Bishop, and Ellen Rowe. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, while also leading a strong recording schedule. He has two records out as a leader, many as a sideman, and several scheduled releases for 2016."

-Patrick Booth Website (https://patrickboothmusic.wixsite.com/patrickboothmusic)
11/13/2019

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"Adam Hopkins: Bassist, composer, educator, and semi-professional parallel parker from Baltimore MD-the Land of Pleasant Living. Relocated to Brooklyn NY in 2011, but Baltimore will always be home.

Extended Bio:

Adam Hopkins is a bassist, composer, and educator born and raised in Baltimore MD and relocated to Brooklyn NY in 2011. He has extensive experience performing jazz and improvised music and has played with professional orchestras in Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and the DC metro area.

Adam currently appears in a number of NYC-based ensembles both as a leader and sideman. As a sideman he closed 2017 with performances led by Henry Threadgill as well as a European tour with John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet. He performs regularly with BeepHonk, Laila & Smitty, Anna Webber's Rectangles, Danny Gouker's Signal Problems, Christopher Hoffman Trio, Kate Gentile Mannequins, Dustin Carlson's Air Ceremony, Ideal Bread, Patrick Breiner's Double Double & Practical Mysticism. He currently leads three NYC-based bands (Adam Hopkins' Crickets, Bells + Wires, and Party Pack ICE) - for more information about any of these groups please refer to the Projects section of this site. Adam has studied double bass with many great performers and teachers of the instrument, including Michael Formanek, Jeffrey Weisner, Jack Budrow, Rodney Whitaker, and Sam Cross and additional studies with Drew Gress and Gary Thomas.

In August of 2018 Adam will launch his own record label called Out Of Your Head Records, with the intention of releasing his own albums, and albums of music he loves made by his friends. Also there will be t-shirts and stickers, because who doesn't love t-shirts and stickers?

In addition to being a performer he has extensive experience as a curator. In 2009 he co-founded an improvised music collective called the Out of Your Head Collective, which maintained weekly performances in Baltimore for 5+ years at The Windup Space. Upon moving to New York in 2011 he started a Brooklyn-based chapter which involved over 100 of the city's greatest improvisers. He currently co-curates a weekly performance series in Crown Heights called A.E. Randolph Presents, now in its fourth year, and previously curated the weekly performance series 65Fen.

Adam held a faculty position at Loyola University for six years as a professor of double and electric bass, music theory, ear training, and jazz ensembles. Currently he teaches privately in his home studio and designs improvisation-based workshops for business through sfz Creative, a company he co-founded with musical associates Eric Trudel and Danny Gouker. He holds a graduate performance diploma from Peabody Conservatory in Jazz Studies, a master's degree from Michigan State University in Orchestral Bass Performance, and a bachelor's degree from James Madison University in Music Industry."

-Adam Hopkins Website (https://www.adam-hopkins.com/about/)
11/13/2019

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"Kate Gentile is a Brooklyn-based drummer and composer interested in forward-thinking creative music, including the synthesis of elements from many kinds of music.

In addition to her quartet with Jeremy Viner, Matt Mitchell and Adam Hopkins on her debut album Mannequins (June 2017, Skirl Records), other projects Kate is a part of include Snark Horse, in which she co-leads and shares compositional duties with pianist Matt Mitchell; Mitchell's projects Phalanx Ambassadors and A Pouting Grimace, Dustin Carlson's septet Air Ceremony, and Davy Lazar's trumpet/drums duo Pluto's Lawyer.

Kate has also worked with Michael Attias, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Marty Ehrlich, Michael Formanek, God Is My Co-Pilot, Helado Negro, Chris Speed, Anna Webber, and John Zorn."

-Kate Gentile Website (http://kategentile.com/about.html)
11/13/2019

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track listing:


1. Intuit 10:59

2. Courage 03:58

3. Apathy 05:42

4. Dreaming 04:55

5. Primacy of Gesture 04:04

6. Catherine (for Cathlene) 05:39

7. Suite in A Major 10:50

8. December 04:39
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Although alto saxophonist Jonathon Crompton released a promising album, Faustian Pact, with sax-guitar-drums trio Kinsmen and Strangers, in 2018, he's still a relatively unsung presence in the jazz scene. However, with Intuit, his debut release as a leader, that should change. With consistently provocative compositions that combine rhythmic subtlety, harmonic complexity and a sophisticated command of jazz vocabulary, Crompton's music defies easy categorization, gesturing toward a melding of disparate traditions into something distinctive and compelling.

It all starts with the personnel he's put in place. With a rhythm unit comprised of bassist Adam Hopkins and drummer Kate Gentile, Crompton has thoughtful counterparts who can quickly establish a groove and then, just as quickly, deconstruct it. And with a strong array of tenor saxophonists-Ingrid Laubrock, Patrick Breiner and Patrick Booth-Crompton has an especially colorful palette with which to explore his multihued artistry. The three tenorists never appear collectively on any of the tracks; Crompton ends up joining with two of the three on each of the album's eight pieces. On the album's freely improvised title track, we get to hear Crompton in conversation with Laubrock and Breiner, as Hopkins and Gentile expertly complement the horns in a remarkably cohesive feat of spontaneous music-making. Melodic fragments come and go, with episodic harmonies emerging and then dissipating, all of it resulting in a captivating, moody start to the record.

But as effective as the group may be when playing free, the most promising aspect of the recording ultimately lies in Crompton's compositions, which make up the rest of the album. Importantly, several of these utilize only saxophones. The gorgeous chorale-like "Courage" and the closing track, "December," possess graceful motion and affecting harmonic structures that point to Crompton's classical influences, while "Primacy of Gesture" offers lovely jazz-inflected voicings at the close of a piece decidedly more abstract and textural. "Catherine" embodies an even stronger jazz essence, with an infectious rhythmic foundation and use of counterpoint reminiscent of the Rova Saxophone Quartet-albeit with just three saxophones here, as Laubrock is absent on this cut.

Even more stimulating are the pieces that add Hopkins and Gentile, as "Apathy" generates some understated energy through Hopkins' nimble forays and Gentile's percussive elasticity, while "Dreaming" merges Crompton's chamber-jazz propensities with some engaging swing-and a blazing solo from Laubrock to boot. And the alluring "Suite in A Major" manages to invoke and then pull apart the jazz tradition through a delightfully idiosyncratic, ten minute-plus excursion that starts with flourishes of Duke Ellington but finishes in a place far more mysterious and distant.

Sure to become one of the most talked-about debuts of 2019, Intuit is a substantial musical achievement, and a document of a significant compositional voice just coming into his own."-Troy Dostert, All About Jazz


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