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Pirog, Anthony: Pocket Poem

Label: Cuneiform
Product Code: 29858
Catalog Code: Rune 468
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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Blurring the lines between jazz and rock in ECM and blues-tinged playing in compositions with a solid melodic center, Washington-area guitarist Anthony Pirog presents an album of lyrical music tinged by electronics and rich with evocative environments, performed with Michael Formanek on acoustic and electric bass, and Chess Smith on drums, percussion & electronics.


Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 29810
Catalog Code: RPR1111
Country: 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.


Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Expanded Ensemble, The: Soundpath

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 29790
Catalog Code: CF556CD
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $14.95



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AACM legend Muhal Richard Abrams was commissioned by Philadelphia saxophonist Bobby Zankel to compose for Zankel's large ensemble Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, this monumental piece premiered in 2012, but only in 2018 was a 2nd performance possible, conducted by Marty Ehrlich and receiving 2 standing ovations, the band recording this studio version the next day at Drexel University.


Halvorson's, Mary Code Girl: Artlessly Falling [VINYL 2 LPs]

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 29755
Catalog Code: FH12-04-08-034
Country: USA
 
Price: $39.95



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The 2nd Code Girl release from guitarist Mary Halvorson presents an embraceable and ambitious set of songs from 8 poetic forms for which Halvorson composed words & music, 3 of which are sung by Robert Wyatt, the others by Amirtha Kidambi, in a band with Thumbscrew members Michael Formanek (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), plus Maria Grand (sax) and Adam O'Farrill (trumpet).


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.


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.


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 (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.