Kris Davis & Craig Taborn in performance
October 10, 2016
University of California, San Diego
Cory Smythe tells stories. About stories. Specifically, a father’s tales in the rural heartland of America; ingredients that a listener might assume had shaped Smythe’s imagination in ways that go far beyond music.
Pianist Cory Smythe is emerging as a significant pianist in free improvisation and new music circles. He has appeared on recordings such as Planktonic Finales with Stephan Crump and Ingrid Laubrock, as a member of Tyshawn Sorey’s trio and with …
Cory Smythe’s Circulate Susanna is a mysterious meditation on rural America (and minstrel songs) as heard through the ears of a pianist with history in both new music and improvised music, featuring extended vocal technique and detuned guitar.
Pianist Cory Smythe, an experimental visionary artist who has collaborated with Tyshawn Sorey, Ingrid Laubrock, and Peter Evans, releases his first album as a bandleader. For that purpose, he convenes the quirky guitarist Daniel Lippel, a bandmate in the International …
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