Photo: Melanie Minichino
Tomas Fujiwara - drums / Ralph Alessi - trumpet
Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet / Mary Halvorson - guitar
Brandon Seabrook - guitar / Gerald Cleaver - drums
The idea of this new double trio ensemble had been dancing around in my head; both the instrumentation and specific musicians were clear, and I could already imagine the musical interactions, the sounds, and the moods. While each member of the ensemble has an instrumental twin, their approaches couldn’t be more different.
The group features both long-time collaborations and first-time meetings, including my first chance to play with Gerald, one of my heroes on the drums.
The Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio will be performing music from their forthcoming debut on Firehouse 12 Records. Original compositions written specifically for this group of artists/improvisors.