by Rosie G.
April 9, 2023
You don’t have many women horn players in jazz, especially on the saxophone. When I hear of a new jazz artist who plays the sax, I must check it out. Meet German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock who is burning up the stages with her incredible playing. She mostly plays tenor sax but has also been known to play soprano and alto sax as well.
This sax player loves to experiment and is more interested in exploring the musical borders between realms of music and creating multi-layers of world sounds. Her music is avant-garde and free jazz and critics are in awe of her playing. She has been named, “one of the most distinctive rising compositional voices,” by both The New Yorker and Point of Departure. Ingrid Laubrook made her debut in 1998 with her album, Who Is It? And has released an album almost every year since. She has also played with such great jazz luminaries as Jason Moran, Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson, and even the alternative-rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. She is also a part-time faculty member at the New School and Columbia University where she teaches improvisational workshops. There are too many songs for me to reference her playing but if you are a jazz lover and especially of the saxophone then you must listen to this artist. She just released her latest album titled, The Last Quiet Place, and look forward to a tour and dates here in NYC. Support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!