Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double is an exploratory jazz sextet that features a powerhouse team of forward-thinking musicians: Tomas and Gerald Cleaver on drums, Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitars, and Ralph Alessi and Taylor Ho Bynum on trumpet/cornet. With each instrument doubled, the group operates as two separate trios. These two trios play off of each other, uniting and diverging as together they explore the complex landscape of Fujiwara’s compositions.
Brooklyn-based drummer and composer Tomas Fujiwara is an active player in some of the most exciting music of the current generation, with his bands Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up, 7 Poets Trio, and Triple Double; his collaborative duo with cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum; the collective trio Thumbscrew (with Mary Halvorson and Michael Formanek); and a diversity of creative work with Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Matana Roberts, Joe Morris, Nicole Mitchell, Ben Goldberg, Tomeka Reid, Amir ElSaffar, and Benoit Delbecq.
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