Michael Formanek The Rub And Spare Change | ECM 2167 | ECM Records



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Michael Formanek The Rub And Spare Change | ECM 2167 | ECM Records
ECM 2167August 2010

Michael Formanek double-bass; Tim Berne alto saxophone; Craig Taborn piano; Gerald Cleaver drums

ECM debut for Michael Formanek, whose formidable bass has propelled groups from the Mingus Big Band to Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and has backed artists as diverse as Chet Baker and Elvis Costello. A bandleader and composer in his own right, he is heard here with some highly-talented colleagues in an outgoing programme of his own pieces, whose unorthodox constructions set up strong solos and fiery group interaction.