Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus ‎– The Distance

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

Lineup

 
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  

 

Engineer [Recording] – Jon Rosenberg
Mixed By [Mixing] – David Torn
Executive-Producer – Manfred Eicher
Mastered By [Mastering] – Christoph Stickel

Recorded December 2014
Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY

Mastering: at MSM Studios, München

An ECM Production

℗ © 2016 ECM Records GmbH, München
Phonographic Copyright (p) – ECM Records GmbH

Copyright (c) – ECM Records GmbH
Made By – EDC, Germany
Recorded At – Systems Two
Mastered At – MSM Studios

 

Recording track list


1
The Distance
Soloist [Tenor Saxophone] – Brian Settles
2
Exoskeleton Prelude
Soloist [Double Bass] – Michael Formanek, Soloist [Drums] – Tomas Fujiwara, Soloist [Piano] – Kris Davis


Exoskeleton
3.1
Part I – Impenetrable
Soloist [Alto Saxophone] – Loren Stillman Soloist [Drums] – Tomas Fujiwara
3.2
Part II – Beneath The Shell
Soloist [Cornet] – Kirk Knuffke Soloist [Tenor Saxophone] – Chris Speed
3.3
Part III – @Heart
Soloist [Trombone] – Ben Gerstein


Exoskeleton
4.1
Part IV – Echoes
Soloist [Trombone] – Alan Ferber Soloist [Trumpet] – Ralph Alessi
4.2
Part V – Without Regrets
Soloist [Guitar] – Mary Halvorson


Exoskeleton
5.1
Part VI – Shucking While Jiving
Soloist [Baritone Saxophone] – Tim Berne Soloist [Bass Trombone] – Jeff Nelson (3)Soloist [Double Bass] – Michael Formanek Soloist [Drums] – Tomas Fujiwara Soloist [Tenor Saxophone] – Brian Settles Soloist [Trombone] – Jacob Garchik
5.2
Part VII – A Reptile Dysfunction
Soloist [Clarinet] – Oscar Noriega Soloist [Drums] – Tomas Fujiwara Soloist [Marimba] – Patricia Brennan Soloist [Piano] – Kris Davis


Exoskeleton
6
Part VIII – Metamorphic
Soloist [Double Bass] – Michael Formanek Soloist [Full Ensemble Collective Improvisation] – Ensemble Kolossus Soloist [Guitar] – Mary Halvorson Soloist [Trumpet] – Dave Ballou


Compositions and Arrangments by Michael Formanek
 
 

Michael Formanek The Distance: release info

ECM Records ‎– ECM 2484, ECM Records ‎– 475 9407 Feb 2016