Sorey, Tyshawn - Oblique - 1

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"Oblique I is the highly anticipated new release from drummer Tyshawn Sorey, delivering what his fans have long been seeking: an album that combines his virtuosic playing with his compositional mastery. On each of his two prior releases as a leader, he has almost willfully played down his drumming. Heavily influenced by composer Morton Feldman, Sorey often lays out or plays in only the most minimalist fashion. Oblique I is a completely different story. Made up of ten pieces chosen from a collection he calls “41 Compositions,” the CD shows off his dynamic playing in a creatively varied program that features musicians with whom he has collaborated for years—guitarist Todd Neufeld, alto saxophonist Loren Stillman, keyboardist John Escreet, and bassist Chris Tordini."

Tyshawn Sorey: drums
Loren Stillman: alto saxophone
Todd Neufeld: electric & acoustic guitar
John Escreet: piano, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer piano
Chris Tordini: bass

“You just knew that when Sorey finally uncorked a disc, it would be a big deal.” — Time Out New York

“The best jazz drummer in New York. A one-man natural disaster. Be prepared for anything.” — Village Voice

“The kind of rollicking band album you’d expect from a powerhouse drummer. His melodies are complex and full of surprises, but often light on their feet … On Oblique I, the rhythms and melodic contours in one piece may come back transformed in another, giving the program a sense of unity.” - NPR’S FRESH AIR

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