Mary Halvorson

Thumbscrew - Ours (Rune 439)

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Thumbscrew - Ours

Mary Halvorson

Cuneiform

045775043920

CUN 152960

Rune 439

JAZZ

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CD 14,99 €

Thumbscrew demonstrates their unique collective musical vision in contrasting but complementary ways on two exciting new CDs. Ours and Theirs are the first to be released on a newly revamped Cuneiform Records, just returning from a hiatus. Comprised of longtime collaborators Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, and Mary Halvorson, Thumbscrew is a true collaborative effort with all three members contributing at an equal rate both in terms of composition and improvisation.

Born out of a residency at Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum where Thumbscrew created their striking second album Convallaria, Ours and Theirs showcase Thumbscrew in two different contexts performing all originals on Ours and all covers on Theirs. Both albums present a meticulous and intuitive original sound that could only be crafted during focused and intensive time as a collective in a place like City of Asylum. “When we arrived at City of Asylum for our second residency in June 2017, we immediately said, ’we’re home!’” says Fujiwara, “The feelings we get when being at City of Asylum, around the people that make it such a unique place doing great work...All of this contributes to a creative process that’s open and inclusive and experimental.”

PERSONNEL:

MARY HALVORSON, guitar
MICHAEL FORMANEK, double bass
TOMAS FUJIWARA, drums

TRACKS:

01. Snarling Joys
02. Saturn Way
03. Cruel Heartless Bastards
04. Smoketree
05. Thumbprint
06. One Day
07. Rising Snow
08. Words That Rhyme with Spangle
09. Unconditional