|Studio album by|
|Recorded||May 6, 2003|
|Studio||Danish Radio and Soundtrack, Copenhagen|
|Producer||Lotte Anker, Leo Feigin|
|Lotte Anker chronology|
Triptych is the debut album by a free improvisation trio consisting of Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker and two American musicians: pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver. The trio had its inception in 2003, when a European tour came up and Marilyn Crispell, Anker and Cleaver's regular partner, was unable to participate. The album was released on the English Leo label.
Lotte Anker is a Danish jazz saxophonist, and composer. With pianist Marilyn Crispell, she serves as one of the co-leaders of the Copenhagen Art Ensemble.
Craig Marvin Taborn is an American pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer. He works solo and in bands, mostly playing various forms of jazz. He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music.
Gerald Cleaver is a jazz drummer from Detroit, Michigan.
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|
The Penguin Guide to Jazz describes the album as "very impressive, with Anker playing long, looping lines that seem to weave in and out of Taborn's typically subtle and inflected piano. The real discovery of the set, though, is Cleaver, who plays melodically and with a faultless sense of space."
The Penguin Guide to Jazz is a reference work containing an encyclopedic directory of jazz recordings on CD which were currently available in Europe or the United States. The first nine editions were compiled by Richard Cook and Brian Morton, two well known chroniclers of jazz resident in the United Kingdom.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.
Michael Formanek is an American jazz bassist born in San Francisco, California and associated with the jazz scene in New York City.
Avenging Angel is a solo piano album by American jazz pianist and composer Craig Taborn recorded in July 2010 and released on the ECM label.
Chants is a piano trio album by American jazz pianist and composer Craig Taborn, recorded in June 2012 and released on the ECM label. It features Taborn on piano, with Thomas Morgan on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums. The album was recorded in New York City. The compositions were written by Taborn for the band over their eight years of existence.
Crown Trunk Root Funk is an album by American jazz saxophonist Rob Brown recorded in 2007 and released on the AUM Fidelity label. He leads the Rob Brown Ensemble, which includes pianist Craig Taborn, bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver. The group was initially formed for a performance at the 2006 Vision Festival.
Song for My Sister is an album by American jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell which was recorded in 2002 and released on Pi Recordings. It was the third studio recording by the Note Factory, a nonet with twin rhythm sections. Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn will later record duo album The Transitory Poems in 2019.
Farmers by Nature is an album by a collective trio consisting of Gerald Cleaver on drums, William Parker on bass and Craig Taborn on piano. The three of them were specifically brought together by Cleaver. They had played previously on Rob Brown's album Crown Trunk Root Funk. The album was recorded live at The Stone in 2008 and released on the AUM Fidelity label.
Out of This World's Distortions is the second album by Farmers by Nature, a collective trio consisting of Gerald Cleaver on drums, William Parker on bass and Craig Taborn on piano. It was recorded in 2010 and released on the AUM Fidelity label. The first track is a tribute to saxophonist Fred Anderson, who died the evening before the recording.
Love and Ghosts is the third album by Farmers by Nature, a collective trio consisting of Gerald Cleaver on drums, William Parker on bass and Craig Taborn on piano. The double disc set documents two complete, all improvised concerts recorded in France during their 2011 tour. It was released on the AUM Fidelity label.
Rocket Science is the eponymous debut album by the collaborative quartet assembled by trumpeter Peter Evans and featuring British saxophonist Evan Parker, pianist Craig Taborn and computer musician Sam Pluta. It was recorded live at the Vortex in London, at the start of the quartet's first tour which then visited the Bimhuis in Amsterdam and the Moers Festival in Germany. Evans recorded Scenes in the House of Music with the Parker-Guy-Lytton trio, and is a member of Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. Taborn played piano in Parker's Transatlantic Art Ensemble which recorded Boustrophedon. Pluta is a member of the Peter Evans Quintet that recorded Ghosts.
Live at the Loft is the second album by Danish jazz saxophonist Lotte Anker with her trio with pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver, which was recorded in 2005 at the Loft in Cologne and released on the Danish ILK label.
Floating Islands is the third album by Danish jazz saxophonist Lotte Anker with her trio with pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver, which was recorded live at the 2008 Copenhagen Jazz Festival and released on the Danish ILK label.
Birthmark is an album by Danish jazz saxophonist Lotte Anker with two Portuguese members of the RED Trio, pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro and double bassist Hernani Faustino. Anker played at Lisbon in 2012 with Fred Frith and Ikue Mori, and Pinheiro invited her to play on this record session. The album was released on the Portuguese Clean Feed label.
Alien Huddle is an album by a free improvisation trio consisting of Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker, Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and Japanese electronic artist Ikue Mori, which was recorded in 2006 and released by Intakt Records. It takes its title from a large wooden sculpture by Martin Puryear. The eleven improvisations are inspired by bird songs. Courvoisier and Mori collaborated in two projects previously: Courvoisier's Lonelyville and the improvising trio Mephista with Susie Ibarra.
Light Made Lighter is the second album by American jazz pianist Craig Taborn, which was released in 2001 on Thirsty Ear's Blue Series.
Beyond the Mist is the debut album by a quartet co-led by two Danish jazz musicians: saxophonist Lotte Anker and pianist Mette Petersen, which was recorded in 1989 and released on the Danish Stunt label.
Junk Magic is an album by Craig Taborn, with Aaron Stewart, Mat Maneri (viola), and Dave King (drums). It was released in 2004 by Thirsty Ear Recordings.
Daylight Ghosts is an album by Craig Taborn, with Chris Speed, Chris Lightcap, and Dave King.