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Imperfect Measures (Hi​-​Res 24bit 44​.​1khz)


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Quickdraw 03:12
On the Skin 07:46
A Maze 03:34
Full Frontal 08:56
Airborne 08:46
Loop Back 05:52
Wisp 02:48
The Stand 03:19


Intakt CD 359

With his extensive artistic biography, Michael Formanek is one of the most outstanding figures in American jazz – As a composer, as a bassist in ensembles, and as a soloist. Although the bass often plays in the background, bassists write jazz history. So does Michael Formanek, who makes an impressive solo statement with Imperfect Measures (24 years after his first solo album).
About the creative process, Formanek writes: "I came to realize that for me, playing solo bass is much closer to a compositional process than a performance practice … Any structure inherent in a piece evolves in the moment, the product of the improvisation itself – as if one were building and traveling along a road simultaneously. The road only extends as far as we are in the moment, so there must be a total commitment to what is being created and constructed in real time, lest things quickly fall apart.“
The inspiring music is embedded in works by artist and illustrator Warren Linn, who created sketches during the recording process, developed them into collages/paintings, some of which are now featured in the CD package designed by Stephen Byram. A complete work of art!



released March 19, 2021

Michael Formanek: Bass

All compositions by Michael Formanek (Formtone Music BMI). Recorded on September 10, 2017 at Heartwood Sound Studio, Baltimore, MD by Ben Frock. Mixed in August 2020 by Jake K. Leckie, Los Angeles, CA. Mastered in November 2020 by Nick Lloyd at Firehouse 12 New Haven, CT. Liner notes: Michael Formanek. Photo: Palma Fiaco. Paintings: Warren Linn. Design: Stephen Byran. Booklet design: Fiona Ryan. Produced and published by Michael Formanek and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt, Florian Keller, Anja Illmaier. Published by Intakt Records.


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