Float Upstream Tom Rainey

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Label: Intakt Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

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  • 1Stella by Starlight (From "The Uninvited")05:15
  • 2Beatrice06:21
  • 3What Is This Thing Called Love? (From "Wake Up and Dream")04:02
  • 4What's New10:35
  • 5There Is No Greater Love06:48
  • 6Float Upstream05:23
  • 7I Fall in Love Too Easily (From "Anchors Aweigh")04:53
  • Total Runtime43:17

Info for Float Upstream

On this second CD with his band Obbligato Tom Rainey surprises with standards and beautiful love songs like «Stella by Starlight», „What Is This Thing Called Love“ or „I Fall in Love too Easily“.

Tom Rainey has played in bands with Tim Berne, Fred Hirsch and Craig Taborn, and his own trio with Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson. For this ensemble he chose some of the finest players New York has to offer: Ingrid Laubrock, Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis and Drew Gress.

Christian Broecking writes (liner notes): „With Obbligato, Rainey brings two familiar acquaintances from Jazz history to the fore – collective playing and improvising on Standards – the actual material itself, the well-known melodies and chord progressions are not overly taken apart. With Obbligato he wanted to find his own way of playing the milestones of Jazz history.“

Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones
Kris Davis, piano
Drew Gress, bass
Tom Rainey, drums

Recorded January 19th, 2017 at Brooklyn Recording in NYC by Andy Taub
Mixed by Andy Taub on January 26th, 2017
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf! Productions Inc. on May 3rd, 2017
Produced by Tom Rainey and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt

Tom Rainey
was born in Pasadena, California in 1957. Since moving to New York in 1979 he has performed and or recorded with the following artists:

John Abercrombie, Mose Allison, Julian Arguelles, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Braxton, Nels Cline, Ted Curson, Kris Davis, Mark Ducret, Mark Feldman, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, Andy Laster, Ingrid Laubrock, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Albert Mangelsdorff, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, New and Used, Anita O’Day, Andrea Parkins, Herb Robertson, Angelica Sanchez, Louis Sclavis, Brad Shepik, Ken Werner, Denny Zeitlin.

Current activities include performing and recording music with the Tom Rainey Trio as well as his new quintet Obbligato. Tom also continues working with many of the aforementioned artists.

This album contains no booklet.

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