New Jersey-born jazz drummer, pianist, composer, and educator Tyshawn Sorey is a MacArthur Fellow who is an expressive performer and recording artist with an ear for modern creative acoustic jazz and expansive avant-garde classical works. He contrasts his gifts for manifested physicality with a keen ear and restrained approach for intimate spaces, and sparse, interconnected textures, though his desire for noisy, frictional interaction is never far behind. He introduced his approach on his leader debut That/Not in 2007, and continued to hone it, alternately adding and subtracting elements with each new album, and performing longer works. With 2017's landmark Verisimilitude, he confused some critics by virtually erasing the lines between modern classical composition and jazz improvisation, while endearing himself to others. He doubled down ...
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