ThumbscrewWednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of avant-garde jazz with Thumbscrew.
Always elastic and innovative, Thumbscrew has honed a sinewy sound marked by transparent textures and astringent rhythms drawing widely and deeply from any number of sonic sources. Generating tremendous intensity without necessarily increasingly volume or density, Thumbscrew buzzes and crackles, burns and croons.
Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Michael Formanek (bass)
Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
“The barrage of riffs are both epic and melodic, the low end beefy and the percussion massive. Expect nothing less than magic from these three avant purveyors.” –The Village Voice
“Of course they throw punches—any band with Formanek guiding it through the rocks is going to have a feisty side. But from Halvorson’s increasing poise to Fujiwara’s deep agility, even the rumble purrs now and again” -“The Hot Box”, Downbeat
“Thumbscrew implies a more intense form of free improvisation that these three could easily deliver, yet, with a few exceptions, this music often relies on subtle interaction, lower volumes and expansive compositions.” –JazzTimes