Brooklyn’s slay-tastic guitarist Mary Halvorson and octopi-armed drummer Tomas Fujiwara have melded their extraordinary talents together before in myriad groups (Taylor Ho Bynum, Chris Speed), but it is in Thumbscrew where the radical twosome may have found their sweet spot. A fully collaborative, fire-breathing trio rounded out by imposing bass colossus Michael Formanek (Tim Berne), Thumbscrew’s intricate compositions get pushed outward and snap back in unexpectedly altered forms.

Series: Innovation Series

Price: $17