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Laubrock, Ingrid  (Laubrock / Swift/ Reid / Seabrook / Formanek / Rainey): The Last Quiet Place
Laubrock, Ingrid (Laubrock / Swift/ Reid / Seabrook / Formanek / Rainey):
The Last Quiet Place

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Destined for top lists of 2023, saxophonist & composer Ingrid Laubrock's ambitious work brings together unusual orchestration through previous collaborators Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Michael Formanek (bass) and Tom Rainey (drums) along with violinist Mazz Swift and cellist Tomeka Reid, for six fascinating and articulate compositions of farge ranging mood and gestures.

Thumbscrew: Multicolored Midnight
Thumbscrew:
Multicolored Midnight

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The seventh album from the exceptional free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew of Michael Formanek on double bass & electronics, Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone and Mary Halvorson on guitar, with compositions from all members as they refine and expand on their communal interplay fueled by the great chemistry forged over their near decade of recording and performing.

Malaby's, Tony Sabino (w / Monder / Formanek / Rainey): The Cave Of Winds
Malaby's, Tony Sabino (w / Monder / Formanek / Rainey):
The Cave Of Winds

(Pyroclastic Records -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Updating his Sabino quartet of Michael Formanek on double bass and Tom Rainey on drums with guitarist Ben Monder taking Marc Ducret's role, saxophonist Tony Malaby, here on tenor & soprano, charges forward with both modern, angular NY jazz and with experimental free improv both light and dark, in this captivating studio album of six Malaby compositions and one collective improv.

Michael and Peter Formanek: Dyads
Michael and Peter Formanek:
Dyads

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Since 2017 the father/son duo of double bassist Michael Formanek and woodwind player Peter Formanek have performed, recorded and toured together, here recording in the studio in 2019 with the wind player on tenor saxophone and clarinet, the familial history and life of collaboration showing in the warmth and easy discourse between the two, heard in 13 succinct improvisations.

Formanek, Michael: Imperfect Measures
Formanek, Michael:
Imperfect Measures

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $17.95    




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Two decades after his last solo album, Michael Formanek returned to the studio to record these nine solo bass improvisations, each a profound spontaneous composition realizing structures and melodic development that incorporate journeys from abstraction into logical narrative territory as we follow the muse of a one of modern jazz' greatest bassists.

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): Never Is Enough [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
Never Is Enough [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $38.95    




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Recorded at the same time and influenced by the recording of their 2020 album The Anthony Braxton Project, the NY Thumbscrew trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass & electric bass present 9 original compositions, three pieces from each of the musicians, of melodically inclined forward thinking, creative jazz.

Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): Never Is Enough
Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek):
Never Is Enough

(Cuneiform -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Recorded at the same time and influenced by the recording of their 2020 album The Anthony Braxton Project, the NY Thumbscrew trio of Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass & electric bass present 9 original compositions, three pieces from each of the musicians, of melodically inclined forward thinking, creative jazz.

Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal
Alcorn, Susan Quintet:
Pedernal

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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An innovator in integrating pedal steel guitar into modern improvised music, Cleveland-born, Baltimore-based pedal steel guitar player Susan Alcorn's quintet enlists a superb set of New York players--Mark Feldman on violin, Michael Formanek on double bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ryan Sawyer on drums--taking on a diverse set of Alcorn compositions.

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

(Intakt -- 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.

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

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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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.

Sacks, Jacob: Fishes
Sacks, Jacob:
Fishes

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $12.95    




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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.

Alcorn, Susan: Soledad
Alcorn, Susan:
Soledad

(Relative Pitch -- 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 (w/ Susan Alcorn / Michael Formanek): Mirage
Eskelin, Ellery (w/ Susan Alcorn / Michael Formanek):
Mirage

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $14.95    




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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
Arguelles, Julian Trio:
Ground Rush

(Clean Feed -- 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.



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