Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus



Loren Stillman -  Alto Saxophone, Flute 
Oscar Noriega - Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet 
Tim Berne -  Baritone Saxophone 
Jeff Nelson - Bass Trombone, Trombone [Contrabass Trombone] 
Mark Helias - Conductor 
Kirk Knuffke - Cornet
Michael Formanek - Double Bass 
Tomas Fujiwara - Drums 
Mary Halvorson - Guitar 
Patricia Brennan - Marimba 
Kris Davis -  Piano 
Chris Speed -  Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet 
Brian Settles -  Tenor Saxophone, Flute 
Alan Ferber, Ben Gerstein, Jacob Garchik - Trombone 
Dave Ballou, Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley - Trumpet  


Michael's stunning all star big band.  In addition to recording this band has done dates in NYC for the winter Jazz Festival among others, gone on the road to Baltimore and soon to Poland!

 The Recording "The Distance" on ECM Records 
Michael Formanek The Distance - ECM Records ‎– ECM 2484, ECM Records ‎– 475 9407 Feb 2016