Wednesday, January 24, 2018

USA: Tomas Fujiwara Triple Double (Firehouse 12 2017)

Bandleader, composer, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara possesses a musical dexterity that could go unnoticed if not for its ripple effect. He has brought his rhythmic and compositional imprint to a wide variety of settings – as a member of the collective trio Thumbscrew (with Mary Halvorson and Michael Formanek), in a long-standing duo with Taylor Ho Bynum, and as a supporting member in groups led by Bynum, Halvorson, Matana Roberts, Tomeka Reid, Amir ElSaffar, and Nicole Mitchell. While these collaborative efforts could define and sustain him, a more ambitious musical intelligence emerges on closer inspection.
released October 20, 2017

Tomas Fujiwara – drums
Gerald Cleaver - drums
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Brandon Seabrook - guitar
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Ralph Alessi - trumpet