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Alcorn, Susan Quintet: Pedernal [VINYL]

Label: Very Good
Product Code: 30240
Catalog Code: 005
Country: USA
 
Price: $19.95



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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.


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

Label: Cuneiform
Product Code: 30077
Catalog Code: Rune 478 LP
Country: 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.


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.


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: RR001
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): 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.


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".


Arguelles, Julian Trio: Ground Rush

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 13227
Catalog Code: CF191
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $13.95



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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.