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Venue:
The Rotunda4012 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: Free Admission
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 8:00pm

Ingrid Laubrock-Mary Halvorson-Tom Rainey Trio

Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones
Mary Halvorson, el. guitar
Tom Rainey, drums

"Halvorson's sound is immediately distinctive, viscerally powerful and, yes, intriguingly 'anti-guitar'". -Brian Morton, Jazz Review

"Tom Rainey is a player who swerves between avant-garde notions and a mainstream sensibility, and when he plays, the smell of invention is in the air." -Josef Woodard, Los Angeles Times

"German-born, London-based reedist Ingrid Laubrock is a fearless composer-bandleader who relishes formidably knotty rhythms, unsettling electroacoustic episodes and bold injections of poignant melody." -Time Out/New York

Originally form Germany, Ingrid Laubrock relocated to London to begin studies with ex-Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint before moving to Brooklyn in 2008. Her current ensembles include Sleepthief with Tom Rainey and pianist Liam Noble, a two-piano nonet Nein, the Ingrid Laubrock Quintet and the collaboration Haste with Veryan Weston and Hannah Marshall, in addition to new New York-based trios, with Tyshawn Sorey and Kris Davis, and with Mary Halverson and Tom Rainey. She has performed with Tim Berne, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, John Edwards, Norma Winstone, Django Bates' Human Chain, and many other exceptional improvisers.

She is a founding member of Brazilian quartet NÓIS4, supporting acts such as Gilberto Gil, Brian Ferry and Airto Moreira, and also a long-time member of Monica Vasconcelos' 9-piece band NÓIS. In the late 1990s, Laubrock studied and performed with David Liebman, Kenny Wheeler and Billy Cobham, and was nominated as 'Rising Star of the Year' in the BT Jazz Awards. In 2004 she was awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation as part of the F-ire Collective, in 2005 she was nominated for the BBC Award as 'Rising Star', and in 2006 was awarded the prestigious Fellowship for Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation. Laubrock was also one of the final nominees for the German SWR Radio Jazz Prize in 2008 and the 2009 Westfalen Jazz Preis.

Mary Halvorson is a guitarist, composer and improviser living in Brooklyn. Since 2000 she has been performing regularly in New York with numerous groups and has toured Europe and the U.S. with Anthony Braxton and Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant. Additionally, Halvorson has performed alongside and interpreted the music of Joe Morris, Nels Cline, John Tchicai, Taylor Ho Bynum, Matana Roberts, Tony Malaby, Elliott Sharp, Myra Melford, Andrea Parkins, Tyshawn Sorey, Marc Ribot and Jason Moran. Current projects which Mary composes for and performs with include The Mary Halvorson Trio with John Hebert and Ches Smith, a chamber-music duo with violist Jessica Pavone, and the avant-rock band People.

Tom Rainey was born in Pasadena, California in 1957. Since moving to New York in 1979 he has performed and or recorded with John Abercrombie, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Ted Curson, Marc Ducret, Mark Feldman, Drew Gress, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, Andy Laster, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, New and Used and Anita O'Day, among many others.