The Jazz Session #298: Ingrid Laubrock

Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock’s most recent album is The Madness Of Crowds (Intakt, 2011) with the band Sleepthief. She’s also part of the trio Paradoxical Frog with Kris Davis and Tyshawn Sorey. In this interview, Laubrock talks about her self-taught entry into improvised music; her collaborations with a variety of musicians; and why she went back to study standards even though she doesn’t often play them. Learn more at

Programming note: Due to a technical problem, I lost part of this interview. My apologies to Ingrid. I’ll have her back on the show for a longer conversation.

Tracks used in this episode: Entraordinary Popular Delusions; You Never Know What’s In The Next Room; The Slow Poisoners; There She Goes With Her Eye Out; Hindsight Is Always 20-20.

Author: Jason Crane

3 thoughts on “The Jazz Session #298: Ingrid Laubrock

  1. Hi Jason

    First time I’m inspired to leave a comment on the site! Excellent interview and probably THE most interesting interview you’ve done on this show in 298 episodes. It’s great to hear someone (and it takes a European to lead the way) talk about music in a humane and down to earth way. Shame you lost the first part ….. maybe Ingrid explained the name ‘Sleepthief even??

    Inspiring and informative would certainly sum up this episode.

    Best from Free Jazz Blog – Joe

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