Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey – “Utter” (Relative Pitch, 2018)

“Utter” is one of the newest releases by “Relative Pitch” records, which will be released on September. The album was recorded by two outstanding musicians – Ingrid Laubrock (tenor, alto and soprano saxophones) and Tom Rainey (drums). These two musicians are very well-known in avant-garde jazz scene – they are full of innovative and bright ideas. fresh and brave musical decisions and dedicated to create new sound. They both have interesting, evocative and bright playing style – expressive playing manner, bright and passionate improvising, the fusion of different rhythms, scales, melodic and stylistic intonations are the most important elements of whole album. Vigurous, gorgeous, weird and colorful timbres, strange sounds, eclectic combinations, fascinating sound experiments – all these elements are the main priorities of the musicians. They are fusing together various main elements and traditions of avant-garde and experimental jazz. Compositions is a great place to connect together uncomapirable styles, eclectic and schocking instrumental combinations, turbulent and rigorous free improvisations, silent, subtle and relaxing pieces or other musical language elements. Inventive and creative synthesis of various elements and styles brings passionate, expressive and dynamic sound to the improvisations of these two musicians.

“Utter” has expressive and remarkable sound. The album is based on avant-garde and experimental jazz. The main elements of avant-garde jazz are frequently used and solidly heard in whole album. That’s especially hears in free improvisations, which are orientated to extraction of new and fresh sounds, expression and fusion of various moods and contrasting pieces and spontaneous, thrilling, bright and sparkling solos. Both musicians are paying the highest attention to create remarkable, passionate, expressive and tremendous sound. Musicians make it with rich and evocative musical language, dozens of different playing techniques, expressions, scales, rhythms and other elements of musical language. The music is based on free improvisation, variable and dynamic mood. organic and natural synthesis of various jazz styles and forms. Open structure and free form is constructed from many different elements of other forms – the solos don’t have an exact or strict duration, it’s filled with spontaneous, impressive and unpredictable musical decisions, surprises and expressions. The music is filled with bright, original and evocative sound, exotic and provocative experiments and innovative instrumentation. Rich musical language, gorgeous background, colorful and dissonance harmony, free and spontaneous improvisation, dynamic rhythmic – all these elements form the main musical pattern. Solid melodic section and dynamic, loud and expressive rhythmic basement are based on individual musical decisions and make a strong contrast with each other. Ingrid Laubrock is improvising is effective, unpredictable, surprising and impressive. Her saxophones express especially huge variety of extended playing techniques, innovative ways of playing and colorful, modern and interesting musical expressions. This is the place, where’s gently fit together sparkling, remarkable and expressive melodies, rapid and emotional solos, thrilling, hot, harsh and tremendous blow outs, powerful, intensive and vibrant bursts of energy, subtle, silent and abstract pieces. All these elements are connected together in contrasting and unusual way – absolutely different ways of playing, expressions and moods are organically fused together. Light, soft and subtle pieces are based on slow or medium slow tempo, monotonic and static rhythms, abstract musical pattern and separate melodic and rhythmic intonations, which are repeated and changed silmunateously. The strong contrast is heard, when musician suddenly jumps to loud, bright, luminous, turbulent and passionate free improvisation with bordering dynamics, sharp chords, rapid and hot solos and other similar musical langauge elements. The talent to get together contrasting and absolutely different musical elements and fuse them in organical, natural and bright way makes an effort to effective, remarkable and unique sound of melodic section. The drums section is variable and dynamic, masterfully leaded by Tom Rainey. Both musicians have similar playing manners, which are based on expressive, hot, passionate and bright playing style. Aggressive, moving and sharp rhythms of moder njazz styles, monotonic and static excerpts of cool and progressive jazz are gently fused together with bright, turbulent, intense and thrilling free improvisations. Musician not hesitate to make innovative, spontaneous and shocking musical decisions – his music is based on bright contrasts between various rhythms, expressions and other elements of musical langauge. Experimental ways of playing are connected together with specific, own created and traditional playing techniques, sound experiments, special effects and other astonishing musical experiments. That creates a huge variety of unusual timbres, fresh and new sounds and noises. The music of this album is based on marvelous synthesis and impressive, suggestive and remarkable improvising – it makes splendid, original and unique sound.

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