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Speaking of bassists

People in Europe already have their hands on the new Michael Formanek album, The Rub and Spare Change.  (Previous words about this: “Mr. Bother Returns,” from June 1, 2010.)

Those of us in the U.S. have to wait until Oct. 12, or buy imports at today’s disastrous exchange rates.

In the meantime, here’s a promo video that provides a taste of some of the music. Yes, it’s got that ECM sound.

Found via the front page of Tim Berne’s Screwgun Records page. That same site tells you Formanek’s quartet will be performing Oct. 27-29 in NYC (the Jazz Standard!), Philadelphia (Art Alliance), and Baltimore (An Die Musik), and Oct. 31 in Portugal.