Ralph Alessi Trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock Saxophones
Kris Davis Piano
Drew Gress Bass
Tom Rainey Drums

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1. Just in Time (Jule Styne) 3 : 10
2. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck) 6 : 16
3. Long Ago and Far Away (Jerome Kern) 5 : 13
4. Reflections (Thelonious Monk) 5 : 21
5. Secret Love (Sammy Fain) 3 : 25
6. Prelude to a Kiss (Duke Ellington) 7 : 56
7. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern) 6 : 10
8. If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger) 4 : 58
9. You Don't Know What Love Is (Gene de Paul) 6 : 59
10. Just in Time Again (Jule Styne) 2 : 36

Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, by Joe Marciano, February 28, 2013. Mixed by
Katherine Miller. Mastered by Andrew Tulloch, London, July 26, 2013. Liner notes:
Kevin Whitehead. Cover art: Christine Reifenberger. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder.
Produced by Tom Rainey and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt

Intakt CD 227 / 2014



On the second CD on Intakt Records with his own band Tom Rainey surprises with standards like Dave Brubeck's «In Your Own Sweet Way», Thelonious Monk's «Reflections», Duke Ellington's «Prelude to a Kiss».
Tom Rainey has played in bands with Tim Berne and Craig Taborn, and his own trio with Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson. For this new ensemble he chose some of the finest players New York has to offer.
Kevin Whitehead writes in the liner notes: «Within those forms, it's all fluid: density, dynamics, the focus shifting from one player to another, without the others getting out of the way, exactly. The players are pretty scrupulous about minding those forms. Melodic variation is the heart of their method – they acknowledge the changes, but are very much playing the tune not just the frame, making five-way counterpoint coherent. Think of the collective improvisations as multiple obbligatos, responses to a silent theme.»

Tom Rainey legt bei Intakt Records nach seinem Trio-Album mit Mary Halvorson und Ingrid Laubrock eine zweite Platte unter eigenem Namen vor: Sein Quintett versammelt einige der herausragenden Musikerinnen und Musiker der aktuellen Brooklyn-Szene: die Pianistin Kris Davis, die Saxophonistin Ingrid Laubrock, den Trompeter Ralph Alessi und den Bassisten Drew Gress.
Tom Raineys Quintett überrascht mit einer Platte mit Jazzstandards. Sie spielen bekannte Jazztunes wie «Just in Times», «You Don't Know What Love Is», Dave Brubeck's «In Your Own Sweet Way», Thelonious Monks «Reflections» und Duke Ellington's «Prelude to a Kiss». Mit umwerfender Spiel- und Improvisationsfreude halten sie die Musik im Fluss, transzendieren in kollektiver Improvisation die Themen zu einer eigenen, optimistisch freien Musik.


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