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Tom Rainey, is an American drummer who has played with Tim Berne, Nels Cline, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Tom Varner, Drew Gress, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, and Simon Nabatov. While Rainey's evocative, time-morphing and occasionally implosive drumming plays a central role in the musical materiality here, his trio with Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson is very much an integrated ensemble.
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 and has come up with her own way of melding that freestyling painterliness with shards of line and sonics.

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