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Thumbscrew - Ours mp3 album

  • Performer: Thumbscrew
  • Title: Ours
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Released: 2018
  • Style: Contemporary Jazz
  • MP3 album: 1488 mb
  • FLAC album: 1461 mb
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Thumbscrew  - Ours mp3 album

Thumbscrew: Ours & Theirs by Mark Sullivan, published on November 25, 2018 at All About Jazz. Thumbscrew is an occasional project for three very busy contemporary jazz musicians. Guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara have crossed paths numerous times on their own projects. All three of them participated in Michael Formanek's Ensemble Kolossus: The Distance (ECM, 2016), on Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up: After All Is Said (482 Music, 2015), and more recently on Mary Halvorson's Code Girl (Firehouse 12 Records, 2018).

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Thumbscrew – Ours (2018). Posted by NewAlbumReleases. net On June - 12 - 2018. Previously on NewAlbumReleases.

Thumbscrew: Ours/Theirs (Cuneiform). Published October 22, 2018April 25, 2019 – By Steve Greenlee. Cover of Thumbscrew album Ours. Cover of Thumbscrew album Theirs. This gimmick has been trotted out before-an album of originals and an album of covers, released by the same artist on the same day-but rarely has it been executed so satisfyingly. Ours and Theirs, from the avant-improv trio Thumbscrew, feel like two halves of a whole.

DownBeat Thumbscrew, a band consisting of three well-established leaders on the new jazz/new music scene, make inviting music full of wonder and discovery. With their eponymous debut album, they document the group's commitment to new music created specifically for this ensemble. While Michael Formanek (double bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and Mary Halvorson (guitar) are all known for their prodigious capabilities as improvisers, Thumbscrew is more of a composer’s vehicle. The group is both open and composerly.

Fittingly, Thumbscrew – a trio of musicians who seem to never stop playing or innovating – broke the silence with a matched pair of albums called Ours and Theirs. A label in question gets a big boost from an ensemble that leaves no doubt. Ourshas space for three songs each from guitarist Mary Halvorson, drummer Tomas Fujiwara, and bassist Michael Formanek. The musicians frequently perform together in various groups, and their familiarity shows.

Ours and Theirs are the first to be released on a newly revamped Cuneiform Records, just returning from a hiatus. Comprised of longtime collaborators Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, and Mary Halvorson, Thumbscrew is a true collaborative effort with all three members contributing at an equal rate both in terms of composition and improvisation. Born out of a residency at Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum where Thumbscrew created their striking second album Convallaria, Ours and Theirs showcase Thumbscrew in two different contexts performing all originals on Ours and all covers on Theirs.


1 Snarling Joys 5:59
2 Saturn Way 6:14
3 Cruel Heartless Bastards 6:59
4 Smoketree 6:30
5 Thumbprint 4:53
6 One Day 7:50
7 Rising Snow 5:03
8 Words That Rhyme With Spangle (Angle Bangle Dangle Jangle Mangel Mangle Strangle Tangle Wangle Wrangle) 4:59
9 Unconditional 7:27

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Mr. Smalls Studio
  • Mastered At – 4D Sounds


  • Artwork [Art], Design – Diane Samuels
  • Double Bass – Michael Formanek
  • Drums – Tomas Fujiwara
  • Guitar – Mary Halvorson
  • Mastered By – Liberty Ellman
  • Mixed By – Jake K. Leckie*
  • Producer [Produced By] – Thumbscrew
  • Recorded By – Nate Campisi*


Packaged in a clear-tray DigiPak.

"The music on this album was developed and recorded during a residency at City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, June 2017."

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  • Barcode: 0 45775 04392 0

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