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Tyshawn Sorey

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Birth name
Tyshawn Sorey

Tyshawn Sorey

Newark, NJ, U.S.A


Drummer, composer

Record label
Years active

Tyshawn Sorey's stream
July 8, 1980 (age 40) (

Jazz, avant garde, classical, klezmer

Pi Recordings, Firehouse 12 Records, 482 Music

Oblique-I, Paradoxical Frog, Consequences, Koan, Alloy, That / Not

Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Kris Davis


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Tyshawn Sorey (born July 8, 1980) is an American musician and composer who plays drum set, percussion, trombone and piano.


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Since graduating from William Paterson University, Sorey has been a sought-after musician in many different musical idioms. He is both a performer and composer, and has had works reviewed in The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Modern Drummer and Down Beat. In August 2009, Sorey was given the opportunity to curate a month of performances at the Stone, a New York performance space owned by John Zorn. He was selected as an Other Minds 17 (2012).

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Sorey recently completed a Master of Arts in composition at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In the fall of 2011, he began pursuing doctoral work in composition at Columbia University.

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To date, Sorey has released four albums as a leader: That/Not (2007, Firehouse 12 Records), Koan (2009, 482 Music), Oblique (2011, Pi Recordings) and Alloy (2014, Pi Recordings). He has recorded or performed with musicians including Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Steve Lehman, Joey Baron, Muhal Richard Abrams, Pete Robbins, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Butch Morris, Samo Salamon and Sylvie Courvoisier, among many others.

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As leader

  • That/Not (2007)
  • Koan (2009)
  • Oblique – I (2011)
  • Alloy (2014)
  • The Inner Spectrum of Variables (2016)
  • As co-leader

    With Fieldwork
  • Door (2008)
  • As sideman

    With Samuel Blaser
  • Pieces of Old Sky (2009)
  • With David Binney
  • Lifted Land (2013)
  • With Anthony Braxton
  • Trillium E (2011)
  • With Steve Coleman
  • Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (2010)
  • The Mancy of Sound (2011)
  • With Kris Davis and Ingrid Laubrock
  • Paradoxical Frog (2010)
  • Union (2012)
  • With Armen Donelian
  • Leapfrog (2011)
  • With Alexandra Grimal
  • Andromeda (2012)
  • With Henry Grimes, Roberto Pettinato and Dave Burrell
  • Purity (2012)
  • With Vijay Iyer
  • Blood Sutra (Artists House, 2003)
  • With Max Johnson
  • Quartet (2012)
  • With Lauer Large
  • Konstanz Suite (2009)
  • With Ingrid Laubrock
  • Serpentines (2016)
  • With Steve Lehman
  • Demian as Posthuman (2005)
  • On Meaning (2007)
  • Travail, Transformation and Flow (2009)
  • Mise en Abîme (2014)
  • With Roscoe Mitchell
  • Duets With Tyshawn Sorey and Special Guest Hugh Ragin (2013)
  • Bells for the South Side (ECM, 2017)
  • With Pascal Niggenkemper
  • Pasàpas (2008)
  • Urban Creatures (2010)
  • With Timuçin Şahin
  • Bafa (2009)
  • Inherence (2012)
  • With Samo Salamon
  • Kei's Secret (2006)
  • With Som Sum Sam
  • Beauty Under Construction (2005)
  • With Craig Taborn

  • Flaga: Book of Angels Volume 27 (Tzadik, 2016) composed by John Zorn
  • With John Zorn
  • In the Hall of Mirrors (Tzadik, 2014)
  • Valentine's Day (Tzadik, 2014)
  • Hen to Pan (Tzadik, 2015)
  • References

    Tyshawn Sorey Wikipedia