Multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey is fast becoming a vital voice in New York City's creative music scene. Originally self-taught in composition, piano, trombone, and percussion, he has worked with many of the leading lights in the jazz/creative music scene of New York and Europe, including Misha Mengelberg, Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Anthony Braxton, Werner Klausnitzer, among many others. He has composed works for solo piano, various chamber ensembles, and for his main working group, Oblique. Sorey is also a faculty member of the School for Improvisational Music, and at the New School University, teaching private instruction.
2 LP reissue with additional material..
"There has been music very roughly comparable to this, with one foot in ultra-minimalism and one in the free-jazz performance tradition... but Mr. Sorey’s Koan music otherwise resists characterization, except as slow and quiet..."
- The NY Times
Six new compositions of rigor and open-form improvisation create sound worlds of intense power and hauntingly spare beauty
"There has been music very roughly comparable to this... but... "
- The New York Times
"2009 Top Ten Jazz"
- NPR Music
Composite Reality - All About Jazz
Tyshawn Sorey online
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