Monday, March 7, 2016

Ingrid Racine - Concentric Circles (2016)

Label: Self Released
Source: Kick Starter

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, trumpeter and composer Ingrid Racine embraces everything from early jazz to bop, fusion to folk and hip hop. After graduating from the esteemed jazz program at Community High School in 2000, Ingrid pursued a BFA in Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan, where she studied with the great saxophonist Donald Walden and Detroit Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Bill Lucas. By graduation, Ingrid was playing professionally all over Michigan with an eclectic array of ensembles including early jazz ensemble Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, Mady Kouyate’s Heat of Africa, and the Detroit-based all female jazz group Straight Ahead, in addition to steady sideman work in local small jazz groups. She toured nationally and internationally with the group NOMO from 2003-2009, and also worked as the Music Programs Director for a non-profit youth center from 2005-2012. Ingrid returned to University of Michigan to do a Masters Degree in Improvisation, while studying with Professor Geri Allen and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. Since completing her degree, she has worked tirelessly in the Michigan music scene, as a sideman, session player and bandleader.

1. Prelude 02:18
2. ? 1 {Self Transcendence} 06:26
3. Salient 05:40
4. Celastrus 05:50
5. Glass Box 04:46
6. Concentric Circles 07:34
7. Breathe In, Breathe Out 06:44
8. ? 2 {Cosmic Sadness} 02:28
9. When It Rains 05:38
10.Fourths 08:20
11.Stoics 06:07

Ingrid Racine, trumpet & vocals
Chuck Newsome, guitar
Ben Rolston, bass
Rob Avsharian, drums

with Ian Finkelstein, keys (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 11)
and Vincent Chandler, trombone (tracks 1 & 2)