Leader: Tyshawn Sorey

Years Active: 2005-present


  • Tyshawn Sorey: drums, compositions
  • Loren Stillman: alto sax
  • Todd Neufeld: guitar
  • John Escreet: piano
  • Christopher Tordini: bass


  • Oblique – I (Pi Recordings, 2011)

Live Performances:

Date Venue Media
Jan 7 The Bitter End (Winter Jazz Fest)  
Oct 14[1] Jazz Gallery  
Apr 16 Jazz Gallery  
Aug 7[2] The Stone  
Aug 6 The Stone  
Jan 9[3] The Stone  
Jan 2[4] Bowery Poetry Club  review
Oct 21[5] Rose Live Music  
Apr 6 Rose Live Music  
Oct 26[6] Barbes  
Sep 2[7] Kavehaz  
Jul 19 The Stone  
Jul 10 CB’s Lounge  
Jul 8 Zebulon  
Jul 6 Barbes  


[1] Without John Escreet.

[2] On this date and the one previous (6 Aug), Pete Robbins replaced Loren Stillman on alto saxophone; Thomas Morgan replaced Chris Tordini on bass.

[3] An early version of the band called the “Oblique Piano Trio,” personnel unknown.

[4] Another early iteration of the band with Pete Robbins, Ben Gerstein, Terrence McManus, Cory Smythe, and Thomas Morgan.

[5] On this date and the one previous (6 Apr), personnel unknown.

[6] On this date and all four of the previous July gigs, with Russ Lossing, Loren Stillman, and Carlo DeRosa.

[7] With Loren Stillman, Ryan Clackner, Enrique Haneine, and Carlo DeRosa.

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