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Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver): Last Minute Theory

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 27910
Catalog Code: CF532CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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After pianist Simon Nabatov's return to NYC in 2018 he began assembling this quintet with the goal of pursuing a more traditional jazz setting, enlisting support from some of the city's finest and most versatile players--saxophonist Tony Malaby, drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist Michael Formanek, and guitarist Brandon Seabrook--here in an exuberant set of Nabatov originals.


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: Austria
 
Price: $18.95



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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.


Halvorson, Mary : Code Girl [2 CDs]

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 26038
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-027
Country: USA
 
Price: $21.95



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Always open to new approaches, NY guitarist Mary Halvorson takes her trio with drummer Tomas Fujiwara and bassist Michael Formanek, adds trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and, in a twist of the thumbscrew, vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, for a mix of song and instrumental pieces that balance jazz and rock sensibilities with lyricism, intricate lines, and creative spirit.


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.


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.