Ingrid Laubrock [saxophone]
Liam Noble [piano]
Tom Rainey [drums]
German born saxophonist, Ingrid Laubrock is teaming up with acclaimed UK pianist, Liam Noble and one of New York's finest drummers, Tom Rainey (Tim Berne, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias etc), for an exciting brand of new improvised music. Expect a wide spectrum of sound, rhythm, space and colour.
Their debut album Sleepthief was released on the Swiss Intakt Label in 2008.
Press quote from recent gig at Pizza Express/Times (Alyn Shipton):
(...) Laubrock's open soundworld made a fascinating contrast.
Now, characterized by remarkable tonal variation and great empathy with Noble's gritty piano textures, the slightly loose sound of their duo came into sharp focus when joined by Rainey's atmospheric drumming. Clinking tones from a half-filled bottle, scattering sticks like matchwood on his drumheads, or thrashing visually graceful arcs above his cymbals, he was a delight both to watch and to hear.