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Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): The Anthony Braxton Project

Label: Cuneiform
Product Code: 29418
Catalog Code: Rune 475
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The Thumbscrew trio of NY improvisers Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibes, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass, turn their focus to their shared history with composer and reedist Anthony Braxton as he celebrates his 75th birthday, performing 11 previously unheard compositions selected from Composition No. 14 through No. 274; masterful and profound.


Formanek, Michael Very Practical Trio (w/ Tim Berne / Mary Halvorson): Even Better

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 28102
Catalog Code: INT335
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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New York bassist Michael Formanek's trio with Tim Berne on alto saxophone and Mary Halvorson on guitar, embraces free music with strong melodic intent through Formanek's solid compositions, providing interesting structures in time and texture through sublimely complex and sinuous pieces that lead to rewarding resolutions of profoundly authoritative improvisation.


Gray, Devin / Ellery Eskelin / Michael Formanaek / Dave Ballou: Dirigo Rataplan II

Label: Rataplan Records
Product Code: 27206
Catalog Code: RR 001
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Brooklyn drummer Devin Gray leads 3 musicians with Baltimore ties--Ellery Eskelin (sax), Dave Ballou (trumpet) and Michael Formanek (bass)--the rhythm team of this chord-less quartet providing the perfect platform for the diverse song structures in Gray's compositions, through tight melodic interaction or unrestricted excursions for the horn section; superb modern jazz.


Formanek, Michael Elusion Quartet: Time Like This

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 26984
Catalog Code: INT313
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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NY Bassist Michael Formanek composes for and leads his Elusion Quartet with saxophonist Tony Malaby, pianist Kris Davis, and drummer Ches Smith, a heavyweight set of improvisers who take on Formanek's sophisticated and elusive compositions, using unusual meters and complex yet comprehensible structures, performed with prodigious skill and passionate approaches.


Sacks, Jacob: Fishes

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 26506
Catalog Code: CF497CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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Eleven new works from New York pianist Jacob Sacks in a quintet with some of NY's finest--Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone, Tony Malaby on tenor & soprano saxophones, Michael Formanek on bass, and Dan Weiss on drums--referencing traditional jazz influences like Monk & Mingus with superbly creative soloing fostered by the freedom of Sack's compositions.


Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Theirs

Label: Cuneiform Records
Product Code: 26074
Catalog Code: RUNE 441
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The second of two albums from the reborn Cuneiform label by New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, here presenting compositions from jazz greats Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Nichols, Stanley Cowell, Misha Mengelberg, &c.


Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Ours

Label: Cuneiform Records
Product Code: 26073
Catalog Code: RUNE 439
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara in the 1st of 2 albums on the reborn Cuneiform label, here presenting creative original compositions from each of the three musicians in 9 virtuosic, sometimes quirky, and always warmly adventurous tunes.


Sanchez, Angelica Trio (w/ Michael Formanek / Tyshawn Sorey): Float the Edge

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 23817
Catalog Code: CF410CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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Fiction, folklore and everyday sounds fuel the compositions of NY pianist Angelica Sanchez, with her trio of Michael Formanek on double bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, the band explores concepts of lucid dreaming, backyard birds, novels, mythical creatures and ancient structures, in a magnificent album of inspired free improvisation.


Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara): Convallaria

Label: Cuneiform
Product Code: 22175
Catalog Code: CUN-CD-415
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The NY improvising trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (double bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) follow their "Thumbscrew" album with this impressive release of avant jazz, balancing melodic and technical playing with beautiful pacing and insightful interaction.


Alcorn, Susan: Soledad

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 20383
Catalog Code: RPR 1032
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Pedal Steel guitar innovator Susan Alcorn in a mostly solo release, beautifully performing 4 lush compositions by Astor Piazzolla, with bassist Michael Formanek joining for the Alcorn-penned "Suite for AHL".


Eskelin, Ellery with Susan Alcorn and Michael Formanek: Mirage

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 17675
Catalog Code: CF271
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $15.95



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A mercurial and beautiful record from the trio led by tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, with pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn and bassist Michael Formaneck with a unique, introspective and lovely group sound.


Arguelles, Julian Trio: Ground Rush

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 13227
Catalog Code: CF191
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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British tenor saxophonist Julian Arguelles in a trio with NY drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Michael Formanek, a strong group feel led by one of contemporary jazz' unique voices.