Roulette of the Cradle Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House

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Label: Intakt Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

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  • 1That's All She Wrote02:43
  • 2Roulette of the Cradle10:19
  • 3Face the Piper, Part I03:57
  • 4Face the Piper, Part II05:06
  • 5Silence … (For Monika)03:40
  • 6… And Light (For Izumi)08:02
  • 7From Farm Girl to Fabulous, Vol. 208:44
  • 8Red Hook07:51
  • Total Runtime50:22

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Anti-House is perhaps Laubrock’s most New York-centric band, comprised of herself on tenor and soprano saxophones, guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Kris Davis, bassist John Hébert, and drummer Tom Rainey. Bert Noglik writes in the liner notes of this third release „Roulette of the Cradle“: „Abstraction and reification, accentuation and accumulation, laid-back and pushing. The music of this quintet thrives on strong contrasts and the tension they create. The dynamic spectrum is almost taken to its limits, a lot of things are happening simultaneously.

Ingrid Laubrock calls the shots, always with an ear to the particular expressive potential and sounds of the individual musicians. Through her growing experience as a player this happens with increasing aplomb, which also accounts for the forward leap when compared to the previous recordings with the band – Anti-House (2010) and Anti-House: Strong Place (2012).

There is as much a desire for form as for opening up the playing process towards the unpredictable, the unexpected. It is especially the high quality of the musicians contributing to the unmistakable group sound of Anti-House and, at the same time, the powerful individual styles that don’t just meld together but potentiate each other, as well.“.

Ingrid Laubrock, tenor & soprano saxophone
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Kris Davis, piano
John Hébert, bass
Tom Rainey, drums
Oscar Noriega, clarinet

Recorded on December 5, 2014, at Systems Two, Brooklyn by Joe Marciano
Mixed and mastered by Liberty Ellman, February 2015
Produced by Ingrid Laubrock and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt

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Ingrid Laubrock
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, Mark Helias,Tom Rainey,Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, 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 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 Woolley’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 was also nominated as Rising Star on both soprano and tenor saxophones 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.

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