To hear free music so beautifully contained and expressed in such inventive forms isn’t unheard of (Henry Threadgill? Vijay Iyer? Wadada Leo Smith?). But bassist Michael Formanek has his own way.
Jazz Album Reviews: Spirited Quests from Pianist Fred Hersch and Saxophonist Tony Malaby
The Cave of Winds and Breath By Breath amply confirm that, regardless of the stress of COVID, jazz’s life-force remains strong as we venture into a brave new year.