Assemblée is a new band put together by Luc Ex. Ab Baars is renowned for his sound and his playing. Many know him as a permanent member of the famous ICP Orchestra and as the frontman of the Ab Baars Trio. Ingrid Laubrock creates a musical world that is idiosyncratic and wonderful. Her lyrical solos can sweep listeners off their feet or take them by the throat in an abstract context. Presently, she plays with her own bands Sleepthief and Anti-House as well as with ensembles led by Anthony Braxton. Hamid Drake barely needs introducing. A master drummer, he can make people feel the essence of music in a heartbeat. Down the years he has collaborated (or is still collaborating with) luminaries such as Don Cherry, Herbie Hancock, Peter Brötzman, Pharaoh Sanders, and David Murray.