Jazzfest Berlin

Thumbscrew

Thumbscrew © Peter Gannushkin
Thumbscrew

Thumbscrew (USA)
Mary Halvorson / Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara
Ours/Theirs
European premiere album

Mary Halvorson guitar
Michael Formanek double bass
Tomas Fujiwara drums

Mary Halvorson is not predictable: She’ll do the opposite of what people say she will do, she’ll turn up in places you wouldn’t expect her to be. Her extraordinary playing, her characteristic sound and her extremely heterogeneous work in highly diverse constellations make her an artist who defies any traditional classification and who resolutely ignores frontiers.

The first performance of the New York guitarist’s residency will be with the trio Thumbscrew and the European premiere of their double album “Theirs” and “Ours”. In this egalitarian trio, the musicians perform at once completely independently and complementing each other: Mary Halvorson with her sharp edge, tight harmonic artfulness, intense inner rhythm and high expressivity, the legendary Michael Formanek with his massive bass sound and his flexible alternation between melodic and anchoring sections, as well as Tomas Fujiwara with his propelling and refined drumming. Relentlessly and imaginatively, they uncover what is essential: “in tight blend, twisty, turny and always on the move.” In their third and most recent double album, the three musicians with their distinguishing dialectic tension have created cover versions of their favourite artists (“Theirs”) as well as original compositions (“Ours”).

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Tickets & Dates

Opening Jazzfest Berlin 2018


Venue:
Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Upper Foyer


Price/Category:
€ 39 / reduced € 25


Please note:
This year, all concerts of Jazzfest Berlin will be broadcast via the ARD radio stations. Since the broadcasts are live, the concerts will have to begin on time and continue so after the intervals. We ask for your understanding. All bars will welcome you with drinks and refreshments before the concerts, in the intervals and after the concerts.


Dates:
THU 01 Nov 2018, 19:45 - 20:45