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Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus: The Distance

Bassist Michael Formanek certainly goes the distance on this grand endeavor, on which he fronts Ensemble Kolossus, an 18-piece band that leans heavily toward a kind of modern Third Stream. He folds in multiple reference points that range from Olivier Messiaen and Ornette Coleman to Charles Mingus and Henry Threadgill. Thanks to Formanek’s deft compositions, … Read More “Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus: The Distance”

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