here), I mentioned concerts in New Haven and Old Lyme while neglecting the monthly "Improvisations" series at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street in Hartford.
This month, curators Joe Morris (guitar, bass) and Stephen Haynes (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn) welome Ingrid Laubrock to partake in the musical conversation. The German-born saxophonist (tenor, soprano) who spent several decades in London and now resides in Brooklyn, NY, leads or co-leads several groups, among them Sleepthief (with Liam Noble and Tom Rainey), Anti-House (with Rainey, Mary Halvorson,John Hebert, and Kris Davis), and LARK (with Rainey, Ms. Davis and Ralph Alessi). She is both a thoughtful and expansive player as well as a composer who writes to the strengths of her collaborators.
No stranger to free improvisation, Ms. Laubrock will make a formidable partner for Messrs. Morris and Haynes. Their encounter takes place Thursday, December 12, at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.realartways.org. To find out more about the saxophonist/composer, go to www.ingridlaubrock.com.