Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver
Live at the Loft
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Lotte Anker - Alto- & tenorsaxophones
Craig Taborn - Piano
Gerald Cleaver - Drums

Live at the Loft is the second CD-release from trio Anker, Taborn, Cleaver.  The first and critically acclaimed CD from Anker, Taborn, Cleaver: Triptych was released in 2005 on Leo Records.

Live at the Loft is a live concert recording from Loft, Cologne. The music appears as played and heard with a minimum of editing.


Anker, Taborn, Cleaver took shape in 2003 after a tour in Europe where Taborn was substituting for piano player Marilyn Crispell.

As it was clear that the chemistry and musical communication between the three musicians was extraordinarily strong and attentive, Lotte Anker decided to turn the collaboration into a more permanent trio.

Anker, Taborn, Cleaver has since then performed at a number of festivals and concertspeaces in Europe, USA and Canada. Anker, Taborn, Cleaver plays both compositions and free improv- the music on Live at the Loft expressing the latter.


Lotte Anker: Known for her intense and adventurous play-also very active composer.   Works as co-leader of Copenhagen Art Ensemble as well as leader of trio with Sylvie Couvoisier og Ikue Mori. Also projects including Marilyn Crispell, Tim Berne, Herb Robertson, Marc Ducret, Fred Frith and Paal Nilssen-Love.

Craig Taborn: Very inventive and highly estimated both as a piano player and his work with electronics in groups like Roscoe Mitchells ‘Notefactory’, Tim Bernes: ‘Hard Cell’ and ‘Science Friction’ David Torns Prezens. He also works with Chris Potter, Dave Binney and his own groups Junk Magic and Trio.

Gerald Cleaver: Super attentive drummer with a beautiful sound and hypnotic play.  GC has played with a long list of musicians from the contemporary jazz/Improworld: Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell,  William Parker,  Miroslav Vitous,  Ellery Eskelin, Tim Berne + own groups Violet Hour and Uncle June.





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