Review: Tyshawn Sorey Forges an Immersive Soundworld on the Category-Defying ‘Pillars’

Review: Tyshawn Sorey Forges an Immersive Soundworld on the Category-Defying ‘Pillars’
More than a decade ago, Tyshawn Sorey, then best known as a rising-star jazz drummer, informed listeners that he had no intention of playing it by the book. “The usual expectation of a recording of compositions by a drummer is that the drums will be featured throughout,” Sorey wrote in the liner notes to his austere, challenging 2007 double album That/Not. “This album runs contrary to such a notion.” He went on to say that “the technical aspect of the music is beside the point.”

In retrospect, Sorey — who also plays trombone and piano,
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