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Tom Rainey Trio Takes Cool Sounds to Beacon

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The Tom Rainey Trio, L to R: Tom Rainey, Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock
  • The Tom Rainey Trio, L to R: Tom Rainey, Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock

As it nurtures the music in several venues, it’s Beacon that currently shines as the Hudson Valley’s most consistent center for experimental jazz. And into that light comes the Tom Rainey Trio, who on September 11 will bring their unusual and stimulating style of musical cubism to the Howland Cultural Center.

Led by drummer Tom Rainey and featuring saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and guitarist Mary Halvorson, the threesome telepathically blends passages of spidery, haunting beauty with cathartic crests of dissonance. Rainey has been an explosive downtown New York presence since the late 1970s, working with the likes of Nels Cline, Mose Allison, Ted Curson, Anita O’Day; and Laubrock, a 2015 Downbeat critics poll winner, leads her own bands and works with Anthony Braxton; and Halvorson has been called “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” by NPR, thanks to her always-unpredictable palette of sounds.

Grab an earful here:

The Tom Rainey Trio will perform at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York, September 11. Admission is $10. The event is being presented by Elysium Furnace Works. (The Baba Andrew Lamb Trio will appear at the venue on October 21.) For more information, call (845) 331-4988 or visit

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