Tom Rainey – Obbligato (Intakt records)   


"Tom Rainey has been a fixture in New York’s Downtown scene since the early ’90s. The stalwart drummer’s current efforts have found him expanding his purview, collaborating with a new generation of creative improvisers. Working on original material with young Brooklyn-based artists like Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson, Rainey continues experiments in form and structure that he originally helped pioneer with his peers, including Tim Berne, Andy Laster and Tom Varner.Like an A-list football team, they live from moment to moment, but everyone knows where everybody is – and this fearless set might just appeal to straight-jazz fans and the improv hardcore alike."

John Fordham, The Guardian

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