Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House - Strong Place (2013)

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Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House - Strong Place (2013)

Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House - Strong Place (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:13 min | 126 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Intakt Records

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.
Anti-House has, over time, grown into a band in which the writing has become more personal – after all, Laubrock moved to New York only a scant couple of years before the first record was waxed.
Group identity in hand, Laubrock’s compositions reflect a wide range of formal challenges and present a contrasting, shape-shifting (but far from schizoid) palette. As Rainey puts it, “each piece is its own universe,” self-contained but related facets of Laubrock’s personality that are distinct and unrepeated. Feldman-esque footfalls, gritty rock-derived choogle, lushly seafaring minimal hooks (the beautiful elisions of “Alley Zen”) and heel-digging tenor that nods in the direction of messengers like Shepp and Evan Parker are all part of the landscape. As trumpeter/composer Bill Dixon once said, “Picasso never really had a ‘Blue Period’ – he just painted some blue paintings, right?” In that sense, there is an extraordinary amount of cohesiveness to this music, even as its sinewy limbs might amply and jarringly point in a series of quirky directions. Strong Place evinces warm bedrock firmly in place, even as Laubrock and her mates regularly shift the sands around one another. That’s as good a definition for composition as I can think of.
(Clifford Allen, liner notes)


1. An Unfolding
2. Der Deichgraf
3. Count 'Em (For Richard Foreman)
4. From Farm Girl to Fabulous, Vol.1
5. Alley Zen
6. Strong Place (For Emanuella)
7. Cup in a Teastorm (For Henry Threadgill)
8. Here's to Love


Ingrid Laubrock - tenor and soprano saxophones;
Mary Halvorson - guitar;
Kris Davis - piano;
John Hébert - bass;
Tom Rainey - drums.