Taborn at the Moers Festival, 2012
|Birth name||Craig Marvin Taborn|
February 20, 1970 |
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Instruments||Piano, keyboards, organ, electronics|
|Years active||Late 1980s–present|
|Labels||DIW, Thirsty Ear, ECM|
|Website||Taborn "doesn't have, or want, his own website"|
Taborn started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by the freedom expressed in the recordings of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Sun Ra, and Cecil Taylor. While still at university, Taborn toured and recorded with saxophonist James Carter. He went on to play with numerous other musicians in electronic and acoustic settings, while also building a reputation as a solo pianist. In 2011, Down Beat chose Taborn as winner of the electric keyboard category, as well as rising star in both the piano and organ categories. By the end of 2014, Taborn had released five albums under his own name and appeared on more than 80 as a sideman.
Taborn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to John, a psychologist, and Marjorie, a social worker. Taborn grew up in Golden Valley, Minnesota, where he attended Breck School. His parents gave him a Moog synthesizer as a present when he was 12, which was also around the time when he started playing piano. He borrowed records from a public library and listened to public radio, discovering music from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and Sun Ra, among others. As a youth he also listened to heavy metal and contemporary classical music, and identified commonalities among these disparate forms of music.
At high school, Taborn studied music theory and composition with university teachers for two years. He borrowed from the library Segments II (Orchestra Of Two Continents) by pianist Cecil Taylor's band while at high school, but found separating the various elements of the music too difficult. After attending a Last Exit concert (a loud free jazz band of Peter Brötzmann, Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Sonny Sharrock), he went home and listened to the Taylor album again: "It was more manageable in terms of being able to hear detail and listen to content. That was a big moment in terms of being able to relax and process information in more abstract environments."
Later life and career
Taborn studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 1988. He auditioned for the jazz program in the university's School of Music, but joined the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Taborn met drummer Gerald Cleaver soon after arriving at university. Together, they established an electronic group, the Tracey Science Quartet. Taborn also played with Marcus Belgrave and Wendell Harrison. While still a university student, he became known for his membership of saxophonist James Carter's band, where he contributed to a series of albums, beginning with JC on the Set, which was recorded in 1993.
Taborn's first recording as leader came in 1994, and was released by DIW. Craig Taborn Trio, with bassist Jaribu Shahid and drummer Tani Tabbal, featured Taborn playing in a range of styles on piano and included several of his own compositions. At this stage in his career, his comments on his tastes in composition and performance were: "Even though I like avant garde jazz and classical music, I like to swing. I like to work with harmony and melody in my own music, and I like acoustical instruments. But I can be quite dictatorial about the composed section, and lay down in great detail what everyone is supposed to do and how they should do it."
Frequent performances and tours with Carter and others meant that Taborn's studies were delayed: he graduated from university with a BA in general studies (rather than the intended English literature) in April 1995, after which he moved to New York. He continued playing with Carter into 1998. In the late 1990s Taborn also recorded with saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell (Taborn's first appearance on the ECM label), and for techno producer Carl Craig's album Programmed as part of Innerzone Orchestra.
In 2001, Taborn made his second recording as leader: Light Made Lighter, for Thirsty Ear, with Chris Lightcap on bass and Cleaver on drums. "On the strength of this recording", wrote the Los Angeles Times reviewer, "Taborn emerges as one of the most exciting pianists to lead a band since the ascent of Matthew Shipp". Another reviewer commented that "Taborn seems to revel in the cracks the way [Thelonious] Monk did, hitting the awkward-sounding notes between the notes to punctuate his lines".
In the 2000s, "Taborn became one of the most in-demand musicians in New York", in the words of one biographer. He played and recorded with a large, diverse range of musicians, in both free jazz and more mainstream bands, and playing various keyboard and electronic instruments. One critic observed that a lot of his collaborations in the early and mid-2000s did not feature a bassist, and suggested that Taborn's "dexterity and inventiveness [...] stand in for both a keyboard and a bass player." In 2001, he had his first solo gig in New York, and made his first recordings under the leadership of saxophonist Tim Berne, and with a trio led by percussionist Susie Ibarra. On these, he employed electronics as well as piano. Taborn went on to record, during the period 2002–04, as a sideman under the leadership of Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Marty Ehrlich, Drew Gress Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, and others. In 2003, Taborn toured Europe with Ibarra's band, and played with saxophonist Lotte Anker for the first time.
Taborn's third release as a leader was Junk Magic in 2004, again for Thirsty Ear, with tenor saxophonist Aaron Stewart, violinst Mat Maneri and drummer Dave King. The album's title was also the name of the band, which was formed to be Taborn's electronic group, allowing him to explore the interactions of composition, improvisation and electronics. Texture and pulse were important contributors to the overall sound.
Taborn played with Chris Potter from 2005, and toured Europe with the saxophonist's Underground band early in 2007. The pianist played the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2007. In late 2007 and early 2008, Taborn toured internationally with Potter's Underground, guitarist David Torn's Prezens, as well as being part of shorter tours and making occasional appearances with Cleaver, Gress, Ibarra, Mitchell, and William Parker. In April 2008 he toured Europe with Berne's Science Friction, was back in Europe for the first three weeks of the following month, this time as part of David Binney's quartet, and returned there in November with Potter. Taborn remarked in 2008 that he was attempting to phase out his use of a laptop in performance, to allow him to concentrate more on improvising, and that he had delayed further performances as a leader, owing to finances. In the same year, he commented on the number of regular, working bands he was a member of: "You could say 15 to 20. But if you're talking about the ones that are regularly working right now, I'd have to say seven or eight."
After joining Michael Formanek's quartet in 2008, Taborn recorded under the double bassist's leadership for the first time the following year. Also in 2009, Taborn played with trumpeter Tomasz Stanko in New York, and returned to Europe for concerts with Torn, violinist Dominique Pifarély, and with his own trio.
In the early 2010s Taborn had more solo gigs than earlier in his career. He had a solo tour of Europe in 2010, which may have led to an agreement with ECM to record his first solo piano album, Avenging Angel, which was released in 2011. In critic Nate Chinen's view, this album concentrated on "pure sound", being "full of moments where a note hangs sharply in the air, and you hear the gathering overtones, the vibrations of the strings". The album helped Taborn get more attention as a leader. In 2010, he also toured Europe with Anker's trio, Potter's Underground, and played piano duets with Vijay Iyer. In the following year, Taborn again performed with Stanko, as part of drummer Paul Motian's quartet, and again had a solo tour of Europe. Taborn toured internationally with his own trio, Anker's trio, and with Dave Holland's quartet "Prism" in 2012, and remained part of Holland's band into 2014.
A further ECM album, Chants, led by Taborn and with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Gerald Cleaver, was released in 2013. This was the band's first release after eight years together. For this album, Taborn's comments on composition and group performance were: "I knew that if I created a context and then deferred, fully, to Gerald's and Thomas's sensibilities it would inherently be stimulating and would also challenge the context. [...] I'd much rather engage with the group, always, than have the format be 'piano adventures with supporting cast'." This trio began a tour of Europe in 2014, but Cleaver was replaced by J.T. Bates part of the way through it, owing to illness. Earlier the same year, Taborn played in a band led by guitarist Bill Frisell.
Taborn's range of playing styles was summarized by Mike Hobart in The Financial Times: Taborn "draws obliquely on the jazz tradition [...] he is as at home in free improvisation as he is in composition". In an interview for Down Beat in 2011, Taborn described his improvising style, particularly for solo piano. When playing, he often adopts a modular approach, using small units of melody and rhythm and then developing them. This can begin from as little as three notes, with structure being built around referring back to elements of the units. He starts simply, using basic elements such as major and minor thirds, varies them in turn, and then continues to expand to create larger structures.
Taborn has commented on the similarities and differences in his playing on piano and electronic instruments. Comparing his accompaniments on piano and Fender Rhodes, he said that:
I play some of the same chords on the piano, but there are definitely things I would do on the piano because it's a more transparent instrument that I wouldn't do on the Rhodes. [...] The Rhodes is so strong that when you play something on it, it really can dictate, because it’s louder and the timbre is much more opaque. So you leave more holes. On the piano, I would maybe play more sustain chords.
Taborn prefers earlier models of Fender Rhodes, for their raunchier sound. He also attempts to retain control over the sound that is presented to an audience when playing electronic instruments: he links his instruments to his own amplifier, and then has the venue take its feed from that amplifier.
Collaborator David Torn commented that Taborn is "the rare musician who takes the approach, 'What can I do with this instrument?' rather than playing through its book of techniques": the sound at any moment takes priority.
Taborn incorporates requirements to improvise within his compositions. Commenting on his writing for trio and quartet, Taborn stated that "I like multiple kinds of rhythmic things. On their own, they're not so complicated, but when you fit them together, it sounds a little mysterious. A lot of that writing extends from my trio writing, where I'm writing things that are playable in real time. There's a certain orchestration you can get out of a four-piece. How far can we suggest a larger ensemble? [I want] to create the illusion of a larger ensemble".
In 2009 and 2010, Down Beat critics selected Taborn as the electric keyboard rising star winner. In 2011, he was chosen as winner of the electric keyboard category, as well as, unusually, rising star in both the piano and organ categories. In 2012, Taborn was chosen for the North Sea Jazz Festival's Paul Acket Award, which is given "to an artist deserving wider recognition for extraordinary musicianship". JazzTimes ranked Taborn in their 2013 critics' poll as best piano player. In 2014, the Jazz Journalists Association awarded him the Pianist of the Year award.
In 2014, Taborn was given a Doris Duke Artist Award, worth up to $275,000 and given to "exemplary individual artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and related interdisciplinary work who have proven their artistic vitality and commitment to their field."
An asterisk (*) after the year indicates that it is the year of release.
|1994||Craig Taborn Trio||DIW||Trio, with Jaribu Shahid (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums)|
|2001||Light Made Lighter||Thirsty Ear||Trio, with Chris Lightcap (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums)|
|2004||Junk Magic||Thirsty Ear||Quartet, with Aaron Stewart (tenor sax), Mat Maneri (viola), Dave King (drums)|
|2011||Avenging Angel||ECM||Solo piano|
|2012||Chants||ECM||Trio, with Thomas Morgan (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums)|
|2005||Anker, LotteLotte Anker||Triptych||Leo Records||Trio, with Gerald Cleaver (drums)|
|2005||Anker, LotteLotte Anker||Live at the Loft||ILK Music||Trio, with Gerald Cleaver (drums); in concert|
|2008||Anker, LotteLotte Anker||Floating Islands||ILK Music||Trio, with Gerald Cleaver (drums)|
|2014*||Barber, DiegoDiego Barber||Tales||Sunnyside||Duo|
|2001||Berne, TimTim Berne||The Shell Game||Thirsty Ear||Trio, with Tom Rainey (drums)|
|2001||Berne, TimTim Berne||Science Friction||Screwgun||Quartet, with Marc Ducret (guitar), Tom Rainey (drums)|
|2003||Berne, TimTim Berne||The Sublime And||Thirsty Ear||Quartet, with Marc Ducret (guitar), Tom Rainey (drums)|
|2003–2004||Berne, TimTim Berne||Electric and Acoustic Hard Cell Live||Screwgun||Trio, with Tom Rainey (drums); in concert|
|2005||Berne, TimTim Berne||Feign||Screwgun||Trio, with Tom Rainey (drums)|
|2003||Binney, DavidDavid Binney||Welcome to Life||Mythology|
|2006||Binney, DavidDavid Binney||Cities and Desire||Criss Cross|
|2006||Binney, DavidDavid Binney||Out of Airplanes||BK||With Bill Frisell (guitar) Eiyvind Opsvik (bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums); Adam Rogers (guitar) added on some tracks|
|2009*||Binney, DavidDavid Binney||Third Occasion||Mythology|
|2011||Binney, DavidDavid Binney||Graylen Epicenter||Mythology||With Chris Potter (tenor sax), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Wayne Krantz (guitar), Ervind Opsvik (bass), Brian Blade and Dan Weiss (drums), Kenny Wollesen (percussion, vibes), Roberto Boccato (percussion), Gretchen Parlato (vocals); Nina Geiger (vocals) added on one track|
|2012||Binney, DavidDavid Binney||Lifted Land||Criss Cross||Quartet, with Eivind Opsvik (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (drums)|
|2012||Bro, JakobJakob Bro||December Song||Loveland||Quintet, with Bill Frisell (guitars), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Thomas Morgan (bass)|
|2007||Brown, RobRob Brown||Crown Trunk Root Funk||Aum Fidelity||Quartet, with William Parker (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums)|
|2010||Brown, RobRob Brown||Unknown Skies||Rogue Art||Trio, with Nasheet Waits (drums); in concert|
|1993||Carter, JamesJames Carter||JC on the Set||DIW||Quartet, with Jaribu Shahid (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums)|
|1994||Carter, JamesJames Carter||Jurassic Classics||DIW||Quartet, with Jaribu Shahid (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums)|
|1994||Carter, JamesJames Carter||The Real Quiet Storm||Atlantic||Quartets, with Dave Holland and Jaribu Shahid (bass; separately), Leon Parker and Tani Tabbal (drums; separately)|
|1996||Carter, JamesJames Carter||Conversin' with the Elders||Atlantic||Quartet, with Jaribu Shahid (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums)|
|1998||Carter, JamesJames Carter||In Carterian Fashion||Atlantic||Taborn plays with Jaribu Shahid (bass), Tani Tabbal (drums), plus Cassius Richmond (alto sax), Dwight Adams (trumpet), Kevin Carter (guitar) on some tracks|
|2000||Cleaver, GeraldGerald Cleaver||Adjust||Fresh Sound||Sextet, with Andrew Bishop (clarinet, soprano sax, tenor sax), Mat Maneri (violin), Ben Monder (guitar), Reid Anderson (electric bass, acoustic bass)|
|2008||Cleaver, GeraldGerald Cleaver||Farmers by Nature||AUM Fidelity||As the band "Farmers by Nature". Trio, with William Parker (bass)|
|2009||Cleaver, GeraldGerald Cleaver||Be It as I See It||Fresh Sound||Also credited to "Uncle June"|
|2010||Cleaver, GeraldGerald Cleaver||Out of This World's Distortions||AUM Fidelity||As the band "Farmers by Nature"|
|2011||Cleaver, GeraldGerald Cleaver||Love and Ghosts||AUM Fidelity||As the band "Farmers by Nature"; in concert|
|2003*||Coleman, SteveSteve Coleman||Lucidarium||Label Bleu||Includes 19 musicians|
|2005||Colley, ScottScott Colley||Architect of the Silent Moment||Cam Jazz|
|2009||Colley, ScottScott Colley||Empire||Cam Jazz||Quintet, with Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Bill Frisell (electric guitar), Brian Blade (drums)|
|2002||Douglas, DaveDave Douglas||Freak In||RCA Bluebird|
|2002–2003||Ehrlich, MartyMarty Ehrlich||Line on Love||Palmetto||With Michael Formanek (bass), Billy Drummond (drums)|
|2010||Endsley, ShaneShane Endsley||Then the Other||Low Electrical Records||Quartet, with Matt Brewer (bass), Ted Poor (drums)|
|2009||Formanek, MichaelMichael Formanek||The Rub and Spare Change||ECM||With Tim Berne and Gerald Cleaver|
|2011||Formanek, MichaelMichael Formanek||Small Places||ECM||With Tim Berne and Gerald Cleaver|
|2007*||Gang Font, Gang Font||The Gang Font Feat. Interloper||Thirsty Ear|
|2003*||Fornier, Ya YaYa Ya Fornier||Bearcat||Random Chance|
|2004||Gress, DrewDrew Gress||7 Black Butterflies||Premonition|
|2004||Gress, DrewDrew Gress||The Irrational Numbers||Premonition||With Tim Berne (alto sax), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Tom Rainey (drums)|
|2013*||Gress, DrewDrew Gress||The Sky Inside||Pirouet||Quintet, with Tim Berne (alto sax), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Tom Rainey (drums)|
|2012||Holland, DaveDave Holland||Prism||Dare2||Quartet, with Kevin Eubanks (guitar), Eric Harland (drums)|
|2001||Ibarra, SusieSusie Ibarra||Songbird Suite||Tzadik||Trio, with Jennifer Choi (violin)|
|2004||Ibarra, SusieSusie Ibarra||Folkloriko||Tzadik||With Jennifer Choi (violin), Roberto Rodriguez (percussion), Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet)|
|1999*||Innerzone Orchestra, Innerzone Orchestra||Programmed||Astralwerks|
|2000*||Laswell, BillBill Laswell||Dub Chamber 3||ROIR|
|2007*||Laswell, BillBill Laswell||Inamorata||Ohm Resistance||Credited to "Method of Defiance"; Taborn plays on one track|
|2011*||Lee, OkkyungOkkyung Lee||Noisy Love Songs||Tzadik||With Ikue Mori (electronics), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion, electronics), Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Peter Evans (trumpet), John Hollenbeck (percussion), Christopher Tordini (bass)|
|2010||Lightcap, ChrisChris Lightcap||Deluxe||Clean Feed||With Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Gerald Cleaver (drums); Andrew D'Angelo (alto sax) added on some tracks|
|2000||Maneri, MatMat Maneri||Blue Decco||Thirsty Ear||Quartet, with William Parker (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums)|
|2001||Maneri, MatMat Maneri||Sustain||Thirsty Ear||Quartet, with Joe McPhee (soprano sax), William Parker (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums)|
|2004||Maneri, MatMat Maneri||Pentagon||Thirsty Ear||With Ben Gerstein (trombone), Joe Maneri (piano, alto sax, vocals), Jamie Saft (mellotron), John Herbert (bass), John McLellan and Rom Rainey (drums), T.K. Ramakrishnan (mridangam), Sonia Maneri (vocals)|
|2005||Meat Beat Manifesto, Meat Beat Manifesto||At the Center||Thirsty Ear|
|2010||Mitchell, NicoleNicole Mitchell||Emerald Hills||Rogue Art|
|2014*||Mitchell, NicoleNicole Mitchell||The Secret Escapades of Velvet Anderson||Rogue Art||Quartet, with David Boykin (tenor sax), Chad Taylor (drums, guitar)|
|1997||Mitchell, RoscoeRoscoe Mitchell||Nine to Get Ready||ECM||With "The Note Factory" (including Matthew Shipp as second pianist)|
|2001||Mitchell, RoscoeRoscoe Mitchell||Song for My Sister||PI|
|2004||Mitchell, RoscoeRoscoe Mitchell||Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2 & 3||ECM||With Evan Parker (tenor sax, soprano sax), Anders Svanoe (alto sax, baritone sax), Corey Wilkes (trumpet, flugelhorn), John Rangecroft (clarinet), Neil Metcalfe (flute), Nils Bultmann (viola), Philipp Wachsmann (violin), Marcio Mattos (cello), Barry Guy and Jaribu Shahid (bass), Paul Lytton and Tanni Tabbal (drums, percussion); in concert|
|2005||Mitchell, RoscoeRoscoe Mitchell||Turn||Rogue Art|
|2007||Mitchell, RoscoeRoscoe Mitchell||Far Side||ECM||With "The Note Factory" (including Vijay Iyer as second pianist); in concert|
|2014*||Mitchell, RoscoeRoscoe Mitchell||Conversations I||Wide Hive||Trio, with Kikanju Baku (percussion)|
|2014*||Mitchell, RoscoeRoscoe Mitchell||Conversations II||Wide Hive||Trio, with Kikanju Baku (percussion)|
|1999*||Mora Catlett, FranciscoFrancisco Mora Catlett||World Trade Music||Community Projects|
|2005*||Mora Catlett, FranciscoFrancisco Mora Catlett||River Drum||Premier Cru|
|2007||Mora Catlett, FranciscoFrancisco Mora Catlett||Outerzone||Premier Cru|
|2010*||Mora Catlett, FranciscoFrancisco Mora Catlett||Outerzone 2010 Andromeda M-31||AACE|
|2011||Mora Catlett, FranciscoFrancisco Mora Catlett||Live at the Bronx Museum||AACE|
|2002||Opsvik, EivindEivind Opsvik||Overseas||Fresh Sound||With Jason Rigby (soprano sax, bass clarinet), Loren Stillman (alto sax), Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Wells Hanley and Jacob Sacks (piano), Gerald Cleaver and Jeff Davis (drums), Dan Weiss (percussion)|
|2004||Opsvik, EivindEivind Opsvik||Overseas II||Fresh Sound||With Loren Stillman (alto sax), Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Jacob Sacks (piano), Jeff Davis and Kenny Wolleson (drums)|
|2004||Parker, EvanEvan Parker||Boustrophedon||ECM||Band includes Roscoe Mitchell; in concert|
|2012||Parker, EvanEvan Parker||Rocket Science||More Is More||Quartet, with Sam Pluta (laptop), Peter Evans (trumpet)|
|2013*||Pavone, MarioMario Pavone||Arc Trio||Playscape||Trio, with Gerald Cleaver (drums); in concert|
|2005||Potter, ChrisChris Potter||Underground||Sunnyside||Most tracks are quartet, with Wayne Krantz (guitar), Nate Smith (drums); one track includes Adam Rogers (guitar)|
|2007||Potter, ChrisChris Potter||Follow the Red Line – Live at the Village Vanguard||Sunnyside||Quartet, with Adam Rogers (guitar), Nate Smith (drums); in concert|
|2009||Potter, ChrisChris Potter||Ultrahang||ArtistShare||With Adam Rogers, Nate Smith|
|2011||Potter, ChrisChris Potter||The Sirens||ECM||With David Virelles, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland|
|1999||Ragin, HughHugh Ragin||An Afternoon in Harlem||Justin Time||With David Murray (bass clarinet), Jaribu Shahid (bass), Bruce Cox and Andrew Cyrille (drums), Amiri Baraka (vocals)|
|2012*||Reed, MikeMike Reed||Clean on the Corner||482 Music||With Greg Ward (alto sax), Tim Haldeman (tenor sax), Jason Roebke (bass); Josh Berman (cornet) added on some tracks. Also credited to "People, Places & Things"|
|2007||Robbins, PetePete Robbins||Do the Hate Laugh Shimmy||Fresh Sound New Talent|
|2002*||Rodriguez, RobertoRoberto Rodriguez||El Danzon de Moises||Tzadik||With Peter Apfelbaum (soprano sax), Matt Darriau (trompeta china, clarinet, Mark Feldman (violin), Susie Ibarra (percussion), Brad Jones (bajo), David Krakauer (clarinet), Ted Reichman (accordion), Roberto Juan Rodriguez (percussion), Roberto Luis Rodriguez (trumpet), Marcus Rojas (baritone horn, tuba), Jane Scarpantoni (cello)|
|1997||Rogers, DavidDavid Rogers||The World Is Not Your Home||Jumble||Mostly sextet, with Marion Hayden (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums, percussion), Mark Stone (xylophone, vibraphone, percussion), Derek Bermel (clarinet, xylophone, percussion)|
|2010||Sclavis, LeoLeo Sclavis||Eldorado Trio||Clean Feed|
|2011||Sipiagin, AlexAlex Sipiagin||Destinations Unknown||Criss Cross||Sextet, with Chris Potter (tenor sax), David Binney (alto sax), Boris Kozlov (bass), Eric Harland (drums)|
|2002–2004||Leo Smith, WadadaWadada Leo Smith||Lake Biwa||Tzadik||With Wes Brown (bass), Jennifer Choi (violin), Anthony Coleman, Yuko Fujiyama and Jamie Saft (piano), Erik Friedlander (cello), Susie Ibarra, Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng and Gerald Cleaver (drums), John Lindberg (bass), Marc Ribot (guitar), Marcus Rojas (tuba), John Zorn (alto sax), orchestra|
|2001||Tsahar, AssifAssif Tsahar||Embracing the Void||Hopscotch|
|2005||Torn, DavidDavid Torn||Prezens||ECM||Quartet, with Tim Berne (alto sax), Tom Rainey (drums)|
|2004*||The Val-Inc. Remixes||Thirsty Ear|
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