Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House – Roulette of the Cradle (2015)
Artist: Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House
Title Of Album: Roulette of the Cradle
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Intakt Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: mp3 320 kbps
Total Time: 50:22 min
Total Size: 115 MB

01. That’s All She Wrote (2:43)
02. Roulette of the Cradle (10:19)
03. Face the Piper, Pt. 1 (3:57)
04. Face the Piper, Pt. 2 (5:06)
05. Silence … (For Monika) (3:40)
06. … and Light (For Izumi) (8:02)
07. From Farm Girl to Fabulous, Vol. II (8:44)
08. Red Hook (7:51)

Mary Halvorson: Guitar
Kris Davis: Piano
John Hébert: Bass
Tom Rainey: Drums
Oscar Noriega: Clarinet

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. Bert Noglik writes in the liner notes of this third release «Roulette of the Cradle»: «Abstraction and reification, accentuation and accumulation, laid-back and pushing. The music of this quintet thrives on strong contrasts and the tension they create. The dynamic spectrum is almost taken to its limits, a lot of things are happening simultaneously.

Ingrid Laubrock calls the shots, always with an ear to the particular expressive potential and sounds of the individual musicians. Through her growing experience as a player this happens with increasing aplomb, which also accounts for the forward leap when compared to the previous recordings with the band – Anti-House (2010) and Anti-House: Strong Place (2012).

There is as much a desire for form as for opening up the playing process towards the unpredictable, the unexpected. It is especially the high quality of the musicians contributing to the unmistakable group sound of Anti-House and, at the same time, the powerful individual
styles that don’t just meld together but potentiate each other, as well.».

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