*Limited edition of 250 copies.* Were We Where We Were is a recording of set of compositions by Michael Formanek, and performed here by him, saxophonist and clarinetist Chet Doxas, and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, collectively as the Michael Formanek Drome Trio. These pieces were loosely grouped together as Palindrome Series 1 and Palindrome Series 2, from 2020. They started out as a series graphic scores that were then reinterpreted as conventionally notated music for this trio. The Drome trio learned the music and rehearsed outside during the pandemic of 2020, and then recorded in the studio in early December of 2020. Since then the trio continues to work and develop the music whenever possible.
The recording was mastered by one of the great mastering engineers of our time, Alex DeTurk, and is cut onto a deliciously moody opaque dark blue, 12 inch vinyl disc.
Michael Formanek - Double Bass
Chet Doxas - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet
Vinnie Sperrazza - Drums
Recorded on December 02, 2020 at Sound On Sound Studio, Montclair, New Jersey by David Amlen
Mixed by Chet Doxas in January-February 2021
Mastered by Alex DeTurk
Produced by Michael Formanek
Art: Stewart III - Design: Stephen Byram & Warren Linn
Tattarrattat was composed with support of the Jazz Coalition Commission Grant in August 2020