CD

Nature of the beast

Michael Formanek (performer), Dave Douglas (performer), Steve Swell (performer)
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Title
Nature of the beast
Performer
Michael Formanek  (saxofoon) Dave Douglas  (trompet) Steve Swell Jim Black  (slagwerk)
Publisher
Enja, 1997
1 cd
Playing time
01:08:45
EAN
0063757930822
CDR
JE39563

About Michael Formanek

Michael Formanek (born May 7, 1958) is an American jazz bassist born in San Francisco, California, United States, and associated with the jazz scene in New York.

Career

In the 1980s, Formanek worked as a sideman with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman, Fred Hersch, and Attila Zoller. His debut album as a leader was 1990's Wide Open Spaces, featuring saxophonist Greg Osby, violinist Mark Feldman, guitarist Wayne Krantz, and drummer Jeff Hirshfield. In 1992 he released Extended Animation with the same ensemble, except with Tim Berne replacing Osby on saxophone.

In 1993, Formanek, Berne and Hirshfield recorded as a trio on the album Loose Cannon. Following this, Formanek led the septet of himself, Berne, trumpeter Dave Douglas, reed player Marty Ehrlich, trombonist Kuumba Frank Lacy, drummer Marvin Smith and pianist Salvatore Bonafede. That same year, Formanek began playing with Berne's ensemble, B…Read more on Wikipedia