That certainly sounds as if Ingrid Laubrock's curriculum vitae was specifically shaped for the Monheim Triennale. A sax player with multidirectional, self-evident virtuosity who has no fear of getting close. She plays in reinventions of the classical trio, whether with Liam Noble and Tom Rainey or with Kris Davis and Thyshawn Sorey, is in demand as an improviser and has done recordings of compositions for larger ensembles as well as orchestras. Completely free, seemingly fearless, and always with a very distinctive voice. And during all her ventures into unchartered territories, she knows her safe anchors. Some of the musical partnerships with Kris Davis, Tom Rainey and Mary Halvorson have already existed for two decades or longer. Such fixtures are perhaps the prerequisite for being able to display outstanding team player intelligence and to fathom breathtakingly beautiful at the same time.