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Chris Tordini

Chris Tordini is rapidly becoming an in-demand bassist in New York's creative music community. He graduated from the New School University in May 2006 and soon after was asked to join Dapp Theory and play on the band's upcoming CD. While attending school, Tordini performed professionally with a number of his teachers, including Rory Stuart, Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, and Andy Milne. He has also performed with some of today's most compelling musicians, including Dafnis Prieto, Mark Shim, John Ellis, and Rich Perry. Tordini performs frequently with other talented, like-minded young musicians like Mike Pinto, Tommy Crane, Logan Richardson, Frank Locrasto, Greg Ruggiero, Collin Killalea, Tyshawn Sorey, and Becca Stevens, all of whom lead their own bands and are determined to make their mark.

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Town of Two Faces

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Membrane; Lockwood; 21 Years; Stones Covers; In Heaven feat. Fay Victor; 17 East; Sustained Imagination; The Audition; Okay for Now; Town of Two Faces.

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Article: Album Review

Angelika Niescier, Tomeka Reid and Savannah Harris: Beyond Dragons

Read "Beyond Dragons" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Fans of alto saxophonist Angelika Niescier already know her to be one of the most exciting voices on her instrument--someone who can shift instantly from pensive reveries to tempestuous maelstroms. And she has worked with a growing list of top-shelf partners, including drummer Tyshawn Sorey and bassist Chris Tordini, both of whom appeared on her excellent ...

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Article: Six Picks

August 2023

Read "August 2023" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


PJEV-Kit Downes-Hayden Chisholm Medna Roso Red Hook 2023 With the third release on his Red Hook label it is becoming increasingly clear that producer Sun Chung isn't trying to box his label's musical output into any specific jazz styling or avant-garde field of experimentation, but rather that music can and should ...

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Tyshawn Sorey: Mesmerism

Read "Mesmerism" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


«Ho sempre accolto con favore l'opportunità di suonare questa musica—dice Tyshawn Sorey-. Dopo essere stato etichettato come un cosiddetto “avanguardista" per quasi due decenni, ho deciso che era giunto il momento di realizzare questa session con musicisti che rispetto e ammiro profondamente». Un piano trio in omaggio alla tradizione può risultare sorprendente per ...

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All Set

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2021
Track listing: Harmonization; Spriggan; The Chant; Out of Thin Air; Proportions; Evaporating Dew; Banda Linda; Knock Whack; Dice.

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Stephane Payen / Ingrid Laubrock / Chris Tordini / Tom Rainey: All Set

Read "All Set" reviewed by John Sharpe


All Set rekindles an alliance dating back to 2002 in London, where French saxophonist Stéphane Payen and German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock first collaborated. Though they kept in touch in the meantime, this 2019 studio date represents their only encounter since. Between times Laubrock has blossomed, becoming one of the leading lights on the New York community, ...

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Article: Album Review

Stéphane Payen, Ingrid Laubrock, Chris Tordini, Tom Rainey: All Set

Read "All Set" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The contrasts heard on All Set are both its center and its strength. The music, contributed by saxophonists Stéphane Payen (straight alto saxophone) and Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone) is inspired by Milton Babbitt's third stream serial composition “All Set" which was performed in 1957. While that piece was through- composed, these nine compositions stand out for ...

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Article: Album Review

Becca Stevens and Elan Mehler: Pallet On Your Floor

Read "Pallet On Your Floor" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Elan Mehler is well known as a producer and as co-founder of the all-vinyl Newvelle Records label, which he co-founded in 2016. Mehler's pianist-composer bona fides are long-established. His eight recordings to date have reflected a wide variety of approaches. The experimental remixes of Scheme For Thought (Brownswood Recordings, 2007), classical influences on Early Sunday Morning ...

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The Choir Invisible

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Chant; These Materials; Low; 1.7; Change Your Name; Zuppio; e(; Daily Task; The Choir Invisible.


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