TOM RAINEY TRIO
Intakt CD 316 / 2019
Annie Murnighan, The New York City Jazz Record, Feb 2019
Combobulated (Intakt 316; Switzerland) Featuring Tom Rainey on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Ingrid Laubrock on tenor & soprano sax. This is the fourth disc from the Tom Rainey Trio, one of the finest of all of the current Downtown units. The fact that all three members are leaders & composers on their own, each working with several of their own bands as well as loads of collaborations. What makes them incredible it that their music is completely improvised, yet they have developed a group sound, which is unique and recognizable. There are always surprises in store at every set. I caught them a few months back at the end of December, 2018 at Cornelia Street Cafe, which closed soon thereafter, after 40+ years of being a West Village staple?!? At that last set, the took thing completely outside of what one might expect.
Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG Newsletter for Friday, February 8 2019
Manfred Papst, NZZ am Sonntag, 17. Februar 2019
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