Susie Ibarra is an exquisitely gifted drummer/percussionist, capable of playing the sound of air through tumultuous time in moments of relinquished grace, and much more yet.
She moved to New York City in the early '90s. Relative moments after here arrived, she had revelation in sound being witness to a performance by Sun Ra & Arkestra. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra led by William Parker, followed by joining William Parker's quartet version of his In Order To Survive group. One of the most beloved jazz groups of that time, featuring William's compositions interspherelated by Susie on the trap kit, Rob Brown burning through alto saxophone and Cooper-Moore new old reconstructioning on piano - all given groove template and shone though by WP's arco/pizzicato. As a result of the beauty and nuance shone through from kit with In Order To Survive, William recommended Susie for the recently vacated drum chair in David S. Ware's Quartet. She joined in 1996, performing and recording with the group over the course of 3 stunning albums and U.S./European tours. - SJ
information on Susie's extensive work since that time,
of Susie Ibarra's work on AUM Fidelity: