You may know Tomas from either Mary Halvoson's projects or Red Baraat. He's a great drummer. I now know he's a great composer and knows how to put a band together. The only one who was new for me was Brian Settles on sax. I would see any of them in any project.
It's one great new jazz band. They had some of the new CDs even though it's not the official releaase. I like this new trend. It makes sense to make them available at gigs even when the release date is farther out. I'm sorry to say I forgot to pick one up. I heard it's excellent and the liner notes are great. I will get it eventually.
Anyway, great show.
Thursday, February 9th @ Cornelia Street Café (29 Cornelia Street, NYC)
Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up
Tomas Fujiwara (drums) with Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Brian Settles (saxophone), Mary Halvorson (guitar) & Trevor Dunn (bass)