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  • 1Suckerpunch05:52
  • 2Like Statues07:01
  • 3Still Here09:54
  • 4Implausible Deniability08:23
  • 5Shattered04:45
  • 6The Shifter03:52
  • 7Apple and Snake05:23
  • 8But Will It Float04:39
  • 9Bomb the Cactus02:16
  • 10Jade Visions04:10
  • Total Runtime56:15

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With his impressive artistic biography, Michael Formanek is one of the outstanding personalities of contemporary jazz as a composer, a bassist in ensembles and a soloist. He belongs to the circle of leading bassists and composers that inclucedes Charles Mingus, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden and Barry Guy.

Formanek's musical world, his immense experience, his knowledge of jazz tradition and the avantgarde, his ability and his charismatic appearance have a highly stimulating effect on the musicians of his bands. Following the release of his CD with the Elusion Quartet (with Kris Davis, Tony Malaby, Ches Smith) the first album from his new trio follows: Michael Formanek Very Practical Trio with saxophonist Tim Berne and guitarist Mary Halvorson.

"Michael Formanek has made some of his keenest creative leaps in recent years, documented on a sequence of justly lauded albums," writes American journalist Bradley Bambarger. The new album surprises with song-like structures: "it indeed courses with an insinuating lyricism, along with a snaking metrical pulse and a surprising textural richness given just three players."

Michael Formanek, double bass
Tim Berne, alto saxophones
Mary Halvorson, guitar

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