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Tomas Fujiwarara & The Hook Up at KDHX
The Stage at KDHX
St Louis, MO
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Tomas Fujiwarara & The Hook Up at KDHX
Tomas Fujiwara and The Hook Up
Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet
Brian Settles - tenor saxophone and flute
Mary Halvorson - guitar
Adam Hopkins - bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums and compositions

Tomas Fujiwara is a Brooklyn-based drummer and composer. Described as a ubiquitous presence in the New York scenean artist whose urbane writing is equal to his impressively nuanced drumming (Troy Collins, Point of Departure), Tomas is an active player in some of the most exciting music of the current generation, with his bands Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up and The Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio; his collaborative duo with cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum; the collective trio Thumbscrew with Mary Halvorson and Michael Formanek; and a diversity of creative sideman work with forward thinking peers like Matana Roberts, Amir Elsaffar, Tomeka Reid and Ben Goldberg. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen writes, Drummer Tomas Fuijwara works with rhythm as a pliable substance, solid but ever shifting. His style is forward-driving but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. He has a way of spreading out the center of a pulse while setting up a rigorous scaffolding of restraint...A conception of the drum set as a full-canvas instrument, almost orchestral in its scope.

In describing Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up, Jim Macnie of The Village Voice says, The drummer has named his band appropriately. Ensembles can go anywhere if the intra-group chemistry is cookingFujiwara sounds like he's got his mates on speed dial. The bands first record (Actionspeak, 482 Music) was named one of the best debuts of 2010 by the New York City Jazz Record and received a four-star review in Downbeat. The groups second album (The Air is Different, 482 Music) "continues upon a course, teeming with unanticipated shifts in strategy, but not executed in shock-therapy mode. With a superfine support system of revered improvisers, Fujiwara reaps the benefits of a distinctly fresh musical climate. With off-kilter patterns, cunning geometric architectures and sudden paradigm shifts, the band merges a search and conquer tactical component with an acutely balanced mix of structure and free-form dialogues." (Glenn Astarita, Jazz Review). It was included on several Best-of-2012 lists including All About Jazz Italia and Something Else. "The Air Is Different is wildly creative music that never veers into inaccessibility. If you're wondering where jazz might be headed in the new millennium, it's a good place to start." (Robert Bush, All About Jazz). The band's third album (After All Is Said, 482 Music), "layered and cohesive, rhythmically diverse, with a lean but muscular sound that defines Fujiwara's distinctive approach to melody and harmony," (Terrell Holmes, New York City Jazz Record) was released in April, 2015; "One of the most accessible, challenging and inventive recordings of recent vintage." (Troy Collins, All About Jazz)

Location

The Stage at KDHX (View)
3524 Washington Avenue
St Louis, MO 63103
United States


Categories

Music > Experimental
Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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