Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara stopped by recently for a Sunday brunch set at WFMU. The drums/cornet duo met in high school and have collaborated ever since, playing together in a plethora of bands/musical settings. Playing a mix of composed and improvised music, and drawing on a broad spectrum of jazz styles from Ellington to Bill Dixon to smoldering grooves and who knows what else, the duo sounds loose and relaxed on the five tunes below. Thanks to Mark Triant for engineering.
Their latest project together, The Thirteenth Assembly (a quartet with Jessica Pavone on viola and Mary Halvorson on guitar), has a brand new record on Important called (Un)sentimental. Also, if you're in the midwest, they'll be playing a tour April 5-12 hitting Minneapolis, Detroit, Milwaukee and Chicago, where they'll play as a duo and in various configurations with a bunch of amazing Chicago musicians as part of the Umbrella Music Series.
Taylor Ho Bynum/Tomas Fujiwara Duo - Basie/Wisdom
Taylor Ho Bynum/Tomas Fujiwara Duo - Keys, No Address
Taylor Ho Bynum/Tomas Fujiwara Duo - Untitled
Taylor Ho Bynum/Tomas Fujiwara Duo - Leaning Reflection
Taylor Ho Bynum/Tomas Fujiwara Duo - Ikuru
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More photos after the jump.