Koan is being released this month on 482 Music and the trio (with Todd Neufeld and Thomas Morgan) will present the material on Aug. 5th. It's a beautiful, at times delicate, recording and very different from his previous release: no piano or horns and the pieces leave a lot of room for improvisation. It's another bold move, just before he heads north. Sorey insists that he'll still be playing; no doubt the demands of the classroom will keep him busy for the next two years.
"I enjoy being a sideman and I enjoy playing different styles of music. However I feel right now this is a period where I really need to be getting my own music out."
Vijay Iyer, Blood Sutra (Artists House, 2003)
Fieldwork, Door (Pi, 2007)
Tyshawn Sorey, That/Not (Firehouse 12, 2007)
John Escreet, Consequences (Posi-Tone, 2008)
Steve Lehman Octet, Travail, Transformation, and Flow (Pi, 2008)
Tyshawn Sorey, Koan (482 Music, 2009)