Guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara formed Thumbscrew in 2014, and they have since become one of the most highly regarded avant trios in creative music. A new release is always met with great anticipation, and “Never Is Enough”, their latest, meets Thumbscrew’s high standard. Look for this one to be on several best-of lists at the end of the year. Also debuting this week is another duo set from saxophonist Rick Countryman and drummer Sabu Toyozumi. Apparently it’s the last of a number recordings they made over the last few years. Guitarist Scott Dubois goes solo on his new “Summer Water”, but the album is as impressionistic and excellent as his quartet recordings. The Finnish band Alder Ego has released “III” and that gets sampled as does an Italian set by pianist Giancarlo Tossani that was inspired by the music of William Parker, and a pandemic-inspired set from Michael Sarian and Matthew Putnam. In the show closers, French bassist Sarah Murcia brings some of her very individualistic music to One Man’s Jazz. Hope you check this one out.
00:00 Christof Thewes Undertone Project * Live At Spielraum Vol. 2 & 3 – Self-released * Trotto In Time * Germany 08:27 Host speaks 10:32 Thumbscrew * Never Is Enough – Cuneiform * Scam Likely * USA 18:54 Thumbscrew * Never Is Enough – Cuneiform * Never Is Enough * USA 25:43 Frank Gratkowski & Achim Kaufmann * Flatbosc & Cautery – NoBusiness * X-ularities * Germany 34:02 Host speaks 35:02 Rick Countryman & Sabu Toyozumi * Misaki Castle Tower – Chap Chap * The One Thought * Philippines & Japan 45:30 Francesca Remigi & Archipelagos * Il Labirinto Dei Topi – Emme * Tiger Study * Italy 52:07 Host speaks 53:47 Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble * Now – Intl. Anthem * Now-Forever Momentary Space * USA 1:00:06 Borah Bergman Steve Swell Perry Robinson & Ray Sage * Quartets/Duos/Trios – Mahakala Music * BPRS1 * USA 1:10:05 Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp * Amalagam – Mahakala Music * Part 10 * USA 1:14:57 Original Mind * You Know When It’s Time – Mahakala Music * Blues ‘N Go * USA 1:25:50 Host speaks 1:28:01 Scott Dubois * Summer Water – Watertone * Summer Light On Rushing River * USA 1:39:18 Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias * Some Kind Of Tomorrow – Self-released * Willing * USA 1:45:00 Giancarlo Tossani & Big Monitors * Knots & Notes – Auand * O’Neal’s Porch * Italy 1:57:16 Host speaks 1:52:49 Dan Pitt Quintet * Wrongs – Self-released * Shadows Loom * Canada 1:59:58 EABS * Discipline Of Sun Ra – Astigmatic * Brainville * Poland 2:07:54 Host speaks 2:09:45 Alder Ego * III – We Jazz * Love And Maladies * Finland 2:17:14 Nacho Szulga 5 * Entremados Homeostaticos – Ears&Eyes * Seis * Argentina 2:25:10 Host speaks 2:26:30 Michael Sarian & Matthew Putnam * A Lifeboat – 577 Records * A Lifeboat * USA 2:32:33 Hafez Modirzadeh * Facets – Pi Recordings * Facet 31 Wake * USA 2:38:59 Alder Ego * III – We Jazz * Ephemeral * Finland 2:45:38 Host speaks 2:47:51 Sarah Murcia * Eyeballing – dStream * Eyeballing * France 2:55:05 Sarah Murcia * Eyeballing – dStream * Small * France