Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey have been married to each other since 2010 and playing together since 2007, working as a duo as well as within larger ensembles, where they’ve collaborated with avant-garde jazz musicians such as Tim Berne and Mary Halvorson. Though the duo initially focused on improvisational music, a 2016 tour […]
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Drummer Tom Rainey’s trio with guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock makes improvised music with an uncanny tune-like sensibility
I had listened to Hotel Grief (Intakt) several times before I noticed that leader and drummer Tom Rainey, guitarist Mary Halvorson, and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock were credited for improvising all five pieces when the recording was made live at New York’s Cornelia Street Café in April 2014. I’m still shaking my head in disbelief that […]
Peter Margasak’s 40 favorite albums of 2017, numbers 20 through 11
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak counts down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes music by Oumou Sangaré, Kendrick Lamar, and Saicobab.
Peter Margasak’s favorite jazz albums of 2017
The Reader‘s resident jazz expert publishes his ballot from the annual NPR Jazz Critics Poll.
Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein isn’t kidding around
Not even arena gigs with his famous sister, comedian Amy Schumer, can tempt Jason Stein from his drive to make better jazz.
There’s plenty to see this weekend at the HotHouse’s Old and New Dreams Festival
Mark Helias and Karl Berger are among the artists playing this weekend’s event at Promontory.
6/3 — Free concert from the Angelica Sanchez Quintet
The Angelica Sanchez Quintet plays a free show at the Chicago Cultural Center.