All posts tagged: Tomas Fujiwara

Thumbscrew to Release 1st Record on Jan 21

Record Release Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara) is set to release its first record on Cuneiform January 21! Thumbscrew is absolutely dynamite in the live setting, so this studio record is sure to be incredible. The music just builds and builds in intensity. Live Review Check out my review of their live performance

Best Live Creative Music of 2013

Despite being urged by several musicians in the community to put together a best of 2013 list, I initially resisted doing so for two reasons. I set out for Jazz Right Now to be supportive of the community as a whole, to highlight the work of an entire generation (or two) of musicians who are

Concert Review: Ideal Bread at Cornelia Street Cafe 20 Nov 2013

Ideal Bread is an innovative band with all sorts of new ideas. The group plays the music of Steve Lacy, but has none of the characteristics of a cover band–as leader Josh Sinton (baritone saxophone) stated, “this music came out of Lacy’s brain, went into my brain, and then back out again.” Sinton has a

Concert Review: Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up Live at Cornelia Street Cafe, 16 Nov 2013

Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up played two sets of new songs for a packed house on Saturday night. This group seems to keep gaining momentum, led by the masterful drummer/composer, and has been exploring exciting new territory since its most recent release, The Air Is Different (482 Music, 2012). Fujiwara seems to possess limitless