Royalty of Brooklyn's avant-garde jazz scene--slaytastic guitarist Mary Halvorson and octopi-armed drummer Tomas Fujiwara--have melded their extraordinary talents together before in myriad groups, but it is in Thumbscrew where the radical twosome may have reached their apex. A collaborative, composition-based fire-breathing trio rounded out by imposing bassist colossus Michael Formanek, Halvorson, serving as de facto leader here, wields and shoots off salvo after salvo from her punk-jazzified six-string like a woman possessed. On... More >>>