The Creative Music Series presents from New York on tour at the Lilypad Inman Sq., Cambridge Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
The Tom Rainey Trio
Tom Rainey, Drums, Mary Halvorson (Native of Boston), Guitar, Ingrid Laubrock, Saxophones
Adventurous, Intimate, Cohesive…An Abstract Truth
Over more than 20 years, Rainey has quietly become a prolific musician, playing on about 75 recordings and gigging constantly. This Trio, Together, they make a refreshing new and not so sentimental kind evocative of beautiful music: momentum, nuances and dynamic ranges.
While Rainey's, time-morphing and occasionally implosive drumming plays a central role in the musical materiality here, his trio is very much an integrated ensemble. The commanding component parts are critical to the vibe and behavioral manner and conversational of the whole. Laubrock is a saxophonist of unusual textural sensitivity and intellectual savvy, who can summon up proper deposits of abandon, knowing restraint and sly references to jazz' past in the midst of her purely improvisational explorations. Halvorson, one of the important "avant-jazz" guitarists of her generation, takes the abstracting and deconstructionist influence of, say, Derek Bailey into account in her playing, but has come up with her own way of melding that free-styling painterliness with shards of line and sonics - including tasteful deployment of effects units, a well-placed vibrato effect, ring modulation or distortion blast adding to the range and contemporary relevance of what she does....