Sat, Feb 07 Year Round
Time 8:00 pm
"One of the most exciting bands currently playing."—jazzrightnow.com
Thumbscrew is a new collective band comprising three giants of the New York creative jazz scene—guitarist Mary Halvorson (Anthony Braxton, Jason Moran), bassist Michael Formanek (Tim Berne, Freddie Hubbard), and drummer Tomas Fujiwara (Taylor Ho Bynum, Matana Roberts). “Halvorson’s precise, hardscrabble guitar playing is just plain bad-ass,” declares Downbeat, while Formanek has been an important, grounding force on the scene for over 30 years, and Fujiwara, an impressively nuanced drummer. Fusing jazz, rock and improvisational styles, the trio has developed an original book of music that buzzes, crackles, burns and croons.