Elysium Furnace Works is proud to present as part of its contemporary music series the exceptionally accomplished Tom Rainey Trio. The band features leader Tom Rainey on drums, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor saxophone and Mary Halvorson on guitar. The Tom Rainey Trio will perform at the Howland Cultural Center on Monday, September 11 at 8 PM. General admission will be $10 at the door. The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St. in Beacon, NY.
Josef Woodard, a contributor to Downbeat, Jazz Times and the Los Angeles Times, has this to say about the Tom Rainey Trio:
“While Rainey's evocative, 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. Together, they make a refreshing new and not-sentimental kind of beautiful music.”...