|CINC is an open improvisation trio featuring three of the most critically acclaimed musicians currently working in the field of creative music: Paul Lytton (percussion), Ken Vandermark (reeds), and Philipp Wachsmann (violin and electronics). The group was originally formed after Lytton and Vandermark had spent time playing as a duo, and Lytton suggested Wachsmann to make the unit a trio. The music is spontaneously generated and features a wide range of expression during each performance- at times reminiscent of the severe beauty of Morton Feldman; in other moments the sounds and rhythms come forth with the blinding ferocity of American Free Jazz from the 1960’s.
Their first work as a trio was put together for a European tour in the autumn of 2004. CINC was also featured at the Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen Festival in 2005 (with pianist John Tilbury as a guest), and toured North America in June of 2006, where they were a highlight of the Suoni Per Il Popolo Music Festival in Montreal. The group was featured prominently in Daniel Kraus' critically acclaimed documentary film, “Musician”. Lytton and Vandermark worked extensively together in the Territory Band during the 2000's, and Wachsmann performed with the Nilssen-Love/Vandermark duo in London during the spring of 2010, which inspired CINC to reconvene as a trio. They are now preparing a return trip to Europe in February of 2011.
|CINC released an eponymous cd on Okkadisk in 2006.
“One area Vandermark has spent less time exploring is the particularly British quietude. His “English Suites” with percussionist Paul Lytton was an admirable attempt, but this new trio disc with Lytton and violinist Philipp Wachsmann finds him squarely in the middle of territory that has been occupied by the likes of Evan Parker, Barry Guy and John Edwards”. - Kurt Gottschalk (AllAboutJazz.com)