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THUMBSCREW: MARY HALVORSON, MICHAEL FORMANEK & TOMAS FUJIWARA

Feb 2021

“Thumbscrew is a very exciting group that highlights intricate and emotionally-driven compositions focused on intense interactions between instruments. One of the most exciting bands currently playing” — Cisco Bradley, jazzrightnow.com

The trio Thumbscrew came about by accident, after bassist Michael Formanek subbed in a band including guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Something special happened among them right away, so they formed a trio, a co-operative in the truest sense. They play originals by all hands, compositions whose rhythms may surge or lag or veer sideways according to their own internal logic. Bass and drums solo within the ensemble, not in quarantine. No one needs to be loudest. The blend is tight: one string (or metal) sound may bleed into another. It’s something to hear—something twisty and turny and always on the move.

Line Up

Mary Halvorson, guitar
Michael Formanek, bass
Tomas Fujiwara, drums

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Tourdates

15.02.2021 travel to Europe
22.02.2021 BOLZANO/Italy
25.02.2021 SINGEN/Germany Kulturzentrum Gems
28.02.2021 return home

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