Another ‘Ten Questions’ from the Glowing Realm blog. Tyshawn Sorey is one of the most enigmatic, thoughtful and artistically ruthless artists around and a big fave around these parts!  Sorey’s Firehouse 12 album still creates more questions than answers, and I’ve listened to it dozens of times.  Amazing stuff…

Ten Questions with Tyshawn Sorey

5 05 2009

Tyshawn Sorey is a NY based composer and drummer. He first came to my attention as the drummer in pianist Vijay Iyer’s Quartet on the “Blood Sutra” album. He still plays with Iyer in the trio Fieldwork, with Steve Lehman rounding out the trio on sax. When Sorey’s debut as a leader came out on Firehouse 12 Records, I kind of freaked out about it here. It was so unlike anything I expected after hearing him in other contexts, and pretty much blew me away.

Tyshawn stays busy writing and performing, and in August, he’ll be curating the shows at The Stone in New York so you will be able to see him in a wide variety of settings.