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Ken Vandermark


 
4 Corners: Alive In Lisbon [DVD] 4 Corners:
Alive In Lisbon [DVD]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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4 Corners with Ken Vandermark, Magnus Broo, Adam Land and Paal Nilssen-Love in a live DVD from a March 2007 gig in Portugal playing 5 extended tracks. (PAL format)

Atomic / School Days: Nuclear Assembly Hall Atomic / School Days:
Nuclear Assembly Hall

(Okka -- USA )

Price: $16.95    

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Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark): Western Automatic Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark):
Western Automatic

(Aerophonic -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Four generations of Chicago saxophonists--Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams, and Nick Mazzarella--come together in an interactive saxophone quartet with each player providing 2 compositions of well-developed, powerful, engaging free and lyrical jazz.

Full Blast & Friends: Sketches & Ballads Full Blast & Friends:
Sketches & Ballads

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $18.95    

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The Full Blast trio of reedist Peter Brotzmann, bassist Mario Piakas and drummer Michael Wertmueller are joined by Ken Vandermark, Thomas Heberer and Dirk Rothbrust for an excellent concert at Donaueschinger Musiktage, 2010.

Full Blast & Friends: Sketches & Ballads [VINYL] Full Blast & Friends:
Sketches & Ballads [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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The Full Blast trio of reedist Peter Brotzmann, bassist Mario Piakas and drummer Michael Wertmueller are joined by Ken Vandermark, Thomas Heberer and Dirk Rothbrust for an excellent concert at Donaueschinger Musiktage, 2010.

Made to Break (Daisy / Hoff / Kurzmann / Vandermark): Provoke Made to Break (Daisy / Hoff / Kurzmann / Vandermark):
Provoke

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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The result of a three day series of concerts by Ken Vandermark's new project with electronicist Christoff Kurzmann, electric bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Tim Daisy, taking new directions by following the principles of "modular organization".

Made to Break: Cherchez la Femme Made to Break:
Cherchez la Femme

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95    

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The quartet of Ken Vandermark on saxes, Christof Kurzmann on electronics, Devin Hoff on bass and Tim Daisy on drums trace women's influence on contemporary art, especially music, painting and photography, through 3 incredible examples of modern jazz.

Made to Break: Lacerba [VINYL] Made to Break:
Lacerba [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $19.95    

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The electroacoustic quartet of Christof Kurzmann (electronics), Devin Hoff (bass), Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Tim Daisy (drums) performing live in Lisbon, an innovative and significant band developing new languages for improvisation.

Morris, Joe / Vandermark, Ken / Gray, Luther: Rebus Morris, Joe / Vandermark, Ken / Gray, Luther:
Rebus

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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Platform 1: Takes Off Platform 1:
Takes Off

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

Price: $14.95    

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A first and exceptional release from the Platform 1 quintet of Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark, NY trombonist Steve Swell, European trumpeter Magnus Broo, Canadian ex-pat bassist Joe Williamson, and Amsterdamn based drummer Michael Vatcher.

Renga Ensemble, The: Falzone / Vandermark / Jackson / Rothenberg / Stein / Goldberg: The Room Is Renga Ensemble, The: Falzone / Vandermark / Jackson / Rothenberg / Stein / Goldberg:
The Room Is

(Allos Documents -- USA )

Price: $13.95    

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Chicago clarinetist James Falzone leads a sextet of reeds with Ken Vandermark, Ben Goldberg, Keefe Jackson, Ned Rothenberg, & Jason Stein in a set of 14 intelligent compositions joining minimalism, classical inferences and jazz with asymmetrical parts using both structure and freedom.

Vandermark / Gregorio / Bishop / Morris / &c: Pipeline Vandermark / Gregorio / Bishop / Morris / &c:
Pipeline

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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In 2000, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and curator John Corbett organized a 16-piece free music big-band featuring key members of the Chicago and Swedish scenes, recording these two impressive, ecstatic, and explosive works.

Vandermark, Ken and Mats Gustafsson: Verses Vandermark, Ken and Mats Gustafsson:
Verses

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Surprisingly after long partnerships with Peter Brotzmann's Tentet and the saxophone trio Sonore, this is the first time that Ken Vandermark & Mats Gustafsson have recorded as a duo, here in 6 incredible improvisations balancing technique, power, and beauty.

Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark: East By Northwest Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark:
East By Northwest

(Pleasure of the Text Records -- USA )

Price: $12.95    

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A superb live set between trumpeter Nate Wooley and multi-reedist Ken Vandermark performing on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone, captured live at the 2014 Okka Fest in Milwaukee, intelligent free improvisation balancing introspection and fire.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Lean Left: Live At Area Sismica Lean Left:
Live At Area Sismica

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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The amazing combination of Ex guitarists Terrie Ex and Andy Moor with drummer Paal Nilssen-love and Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark in their 5th release, a live album from Italy showing the aggressive and exuberantly determined band in excellent form.

Lean Left (The Ex guitars meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo): Live at Cafe Oto Lean Left (The Ex guitars meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo):
Live at Cafe Oto

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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An explosive mix of rock, jazz, noise and free improv when the guitarists from The Ex (Terrie Ex, Andy Moor) come together with Ken Vandermark (saxophone, clarinet) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) for their 3rd inspired release.

Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Resistance Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Resistance

(Bocian -- Poland )

Price: $12.00    

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Live recordings from the duo of frequent collaborators Ken Vandermark on sax & reeds and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics performing at Chicago's Heaven Gallery in 2013, for a superb set with surprising twists and turns and a great range of dynamics and approaches.

Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Resistance [VINYL] Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Resistance [VINYL]

(Bocian -- Poland )

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Live recordings from the duo of frequent collaborators Ken Vandermark on sax & reeds and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics performing at Chicago's Heaven Gallery in 2013, for a superb set with surprising twists and turns and a great range of dynamics and approaches.

Power Trio (Raon / Sa / Martins): Di Lontan Power Trio (Raon / Sa / Martins):
Di Lontan

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Guitarist Luis Jose Martins and pianist Joana Sa, known from their Shhpuma release "Almost a Song" and a release on Creative Sources, join again with harpist Eduardo Raon, with two Shhpuma releases, for a delicately complex, effervescent, and sometimes turbulent release.

Brown Trio, Rob : Sounds Brown Trio, Rob :
Sounds

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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"After a free jazz investment for many years, now something entirely different. Avant-garde? Composer / improviser Rob Brown says it's an irrelevant categorization nowadays. Instead of the conventional sax-bass-drums combo of the New Thi...

4 Corners (Vandermark / Lane / Broo / Nilssen-Love): S/T 4 Corners (Vandermark / Lane / Broo / Nilssen-Love):
S/T

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson): An Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson):
An International Report [VINYL]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

Price: $24.95    

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The first release from Ken Vandermark's Audiographic label, and his new band Audio One, a 10-piece ensemble inclduing Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Josh Berman (cornet), Tim Daisy (drums), Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis & Ken Vandermark on reeds.

Vandermark, Ken : Site Specific [2 CDs + BOOK] Vandermark, Ken :
Site Specific [2 CDs + BOOK]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

Price: $39.95    

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2 CDs and a book of photos documenting solo work from Chicago improviser Ken Vandermark performing on clarinet, tenor, and baritone sax in 4 sites--a house, a cavern, a train trestle, & a skate park--dedicating the performances to important musicians, and to Buster Keaton, and Jay Adams.

Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love: The Lions Have Eaten One of the Guards Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love:
The Lions Have Eaten One of the Guards

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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The continuing adventures of European drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark, this album was recorded live in Antwerp Belgium in 2013, showing the powerful technical skills of both players and their euphorically great approach to free improv.

Rara Avis (Ken Vandermark / Stefano Ferrian / Simone Quatrana / Luca Pissavini / Sec): Rara Avis Rara Avis (Ken Vandermark / Stefano Ferrian / Simone Quatrana / Luca Pissavini / Sec):
Rara Avis

(Not Two -- Poland )

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Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark in a quintet with Italian musicians Stefano Ferrian (tenor saxophone), Simone Quatrana (piano), Luca Pissavini (double bass), and SEC_ (Revox tape recorder, instant sound treatment) in an uninhibited live concert in 2013 at Dragon Club in Poland.

Ex, The & Brass Unbound: Enormous Door Ex, The & Brass Unbound:
Enormous Door

(Fishtank/Konkurrent -- Netherlands )

Price: $13.95    

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The Ex join with European and Chicago jazz artists Mats Gustafsson (saxophone), Ken Vandermark (sax), Wolter Wierbos (trombone) and Roy Paci (trumpet) for a hard-hitting album that fuses rock, improvisation, and African rhythms.

Powerhouse Sound: Oslo / Chicago: Breaks Powerhouse Sound:
Oslo / Chicago: Breaks

(Atavistic -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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Vandermark 5: A Discontinuous Line Vandermark 5:
A Discontinuous Line

(Atavistic -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Jerman / Barnes: Versatile Ambience [VINYL] Jerman / Barnes:
Versatile Ambience [VINYL]

(IDEA Intermedia -- USA )

Price: $22.95    

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Without referencing typical genre or style, the collaboration of sound artists Tim Barnes and Jeph Jerman moves a step forward with this 45 RPM LP release of texture and atmosphere, with assistance from Ken Vandermark, Jacob Duncan, Aaron Michael Bulter, Sara Saltau & Bret Berry.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $23.95    

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre d’Alfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark / Elisabeth Harnik / Didi Kern): Burning Below Zero DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark / Elisabeth Harnik / Didi Kern):
Burning Below Zero

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95    

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One of Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark's regular trios while in Austria, DEK is named for the letters of the 1st name of Vandermark, drummer Didi Kern and pianist Elisabeth Harnik, drawing inspiration from free improv, free rock, & cross-media projects of each member.

Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden: Terror Of Positivity Pollak, Andreas / Johan Graden:
Terror Of Positivity

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The Swedish duo of percussionist Andreas Pollak and prepared pianist Johan Graden (Adam & Alma) in an album of references and innuendo, clandestine and furtive sounds that evoke great mystery and drama in beautifully shaped sound; evocative music that deceives to emerge from the electronic realm while in actuality coming from all acoustic sources.

Wisseltangcamatta, The: Movements Wisseltangcamatta, The:
Movements

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Live recordings at LOFT in Cologne, Germany from the trio of George Wissel on prepared saxophone, Achim Tang on doublebass, and Simon Camatta on drums & percussion, performing seven "Movements" that use prodigious technique with reserve and direction, revealing the structure of their work as the pieces build and recede in fascinating ways.

Revis, Eric: Sing Me Some Cry Revis, Eric:
Sing Me Some Cry

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Double Bassist Eric Revis expands his concepts in this outstanding album with fellow New Yorkers, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Chad Taylor, and Chicago reedist Ken Vandermark on tenor saxophone, with all four players providing compositions that push the limit on structure and form while opening up the players to superb soloing settings of great modern jazz.

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe Lean Left:
I Forgot To Breathe

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $19.95    

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The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!

Made to Break: Trebuchet [VINYL] Made to Break:
Trebuchet [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95    

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The eighth release from Ken Vandermark's hard-hitting quartet with Austrian electronic improviser Christof Kurzmann, Netherlands bassist Jasper Stadhouders, and Chicago drummer and frequent Vandermark collaborator Tim Daisy, for 3 vigorous and extreme pieces dedicated to Shellac, Susan Sontag, and Kerry James Marshall; powerful, informed, essential.

Vandermark, Ken / Michael Snow: Duol Vandermark, Ken / Michael Snow:
Duol

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )

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Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark is fascinated with the visual arts, and was drawn in the 60s to Toronto visual artist, director of the "New York Eye And Ear" film, and most notably here, pianist, Michael Snow; in 2015 they performed together for the first time, this startlingly explosive and informed album the complete recording of that event.

DKV Trio (Drake / Kessler / Vandermark): Latitude 41.88 DKV Trio (Drake / Kessler / Vandermark):
Latitude 41.88

(Not Two -- Poland )

Price: $15.95    

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An incredible concert at Sugar Maple in Milwaukee from the Chicago trio of Hamid Drake on drums, Kent Kessler on bass, and Ken Vandermark on reeds, a working trio of intense free jazz that formed in the 90s and has developed an almost telepathic rapport through energetic and cathartic collective playing, one of the exceptional examples of Chicago jazz.

Vandermark, Ken (w/ Daisy / Kurzmann / Stadhouders /  / Wooley / Yeh): Momentum 2 & 3 [2 CDs] Vandermark, Ken (w/ Daisy / Kurzmann / Stadhouders / / Wooley / Yeh):
Momentum 2 & 3 [2 CDs]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

Price: $21.95    

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Two sessions blending free jazz with experimental ea work: Nashville with Tim Daisy (drums), Christof Kurzmann (ppooll), Jasper Stadhouders (electric bass), Vandermark (reeds), Nate Wooley (trumpet) and C. Spencer Yeh (violin); then Chicago with Tim Barnes (drums), Nick Macri (acoustic bass), Lou Mallozzi (turntables), Vandermark (reeds) and Mars Williams (sax).

Rutherford, Paul / Ken Vandermark / Torsten Muller / Dylan van der Schyff: Are We In Diego? Rutherford, Paul / Ken Vandermark / Torsten Muller / Dylan van der Schyff:
Are We In Diego?

(WhirrbooM! -- Canada )

Price: $14.95    

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A 2004 live recording in Vancouver featuring the late trombonist, Paul Rutherford, in an outstanding performance with the quartet of Ken Vandermark (reeds), Torsten Muller (contrabass), & Dylan van der Schyff (drums, percussion) recorded as they were concluding a West Coast tour, showing fire and sensitivity as they deliver 2 extended improvisations and 4 well-focused miniatures.

Vandermark / Kugel / Tokar: No-Exit Corner Vandermark / Kugel / Tokar:
No-Exit Corner

(Not Two -- Poland )

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The second CD by the trio featuring tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark, drummer Klaus Kugel, and bassist Mark Tokar, the band back at Krakow's Alchemia Club, bringing these three Chicago and European players together for a skronky, energetic romp of commanding playing alongside unorthodox approaches and powerfully creative intent.

Vandermark / Wooley / Courvoisier / Rainey: Noise Of Our Time Vandermark / Wooley / Courvoisier / Rainey:
Noise Of Our Time

(Intakt -- Switzerland )

Price: $17.95    

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After reedist Ken Vandermark's residency at The Stone in 2016, he went into the studio with improvisers Nate Wooley on trumpet, Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, and Tom Rainey on drums to record this spectacular album of forward-reaching jazz using stunning technique and wonderful lyrical complexity, as they run through compositions from Wooley, Vandermark and Courvoisier.

DKV Trio / Joe McPhee : The Fire Each Time [6 CD BOX] DKV Trio / Joe McPhee :
The Fire Each Time [6 CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

Price: $74.95    

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A 6-CD boxset of recordings from the DKV Trio of Hamid Drake (drums), Kent Kessler (bass), and Ken Vandermark (reeds), plus guest Joe McPhee, the box dedicated to James Baldwin, recorded during the quartet's 2017 tour in Europe, and at shows in Chicago and Milwaukee that year, documenting six concerts with performances including Joe McPhee's "Nation Time".

Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley: Deeply Discounted II  /  Sequences Of Snow [LP] Vandermark, Ken / Nate Wooley:
Deeply Discounted II / Sequences Of Snow [LP]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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The 3rd release from the duo of Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and NY trumpeter Nate Wooley, two long-form compositions written for the LP format and developed while touring North America during 2017; "Deeply Discounted II," is inspired by John Cage's "Cheap Imitation", while "Sequences of Snow," is dedicated to the experimental filmmaker & musician, Michael Snow.

Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love: Screen-Off Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love:
Screen-Off

(PNL -- Norway )

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For their 10th album, the duo of multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love took inspiration from experimental cinema, enlisting producer Lasse Marhaug to scour YouTube for concerts from their past 10 years, extracting 60 seconds of audio from each and joining them into 2-minute segments, 21 of which create this unusual album of awe-inspiring performance.

Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano: No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano:
No Place To Fall [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $7.95    

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Having previously worked together with Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler, this album distills the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and NY drummer/percussionist Chris Corsano to a concentrated sax and drum duo of earnest and edgy playing, bending jazz, free and blues idioms to their will with magnificent technique and power, both clearly elated in their meeting.

Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand : Avis Aux Reacteurs Charles, Xavier / Eric Normand :
Avis Aux Reacteurs

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )

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Recorded live at Silence Sounds in Guelph Canada, the duo of Xavier Charles on clarinet and Eric Normand on electric bass & objects eschew idiom in favor of their unique natural language on their instruments, applying patient development of truly idiosyncratic and fascinating command through a single extended work punctuated in seven diverse passages.

Mazzarella, Nick Trio: Counterbalance [VINYL] Mazzarella, Nick Trio:
Counterbalance [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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From 2008-16 until drummer Frank Rosaly moved to Amsterdam, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's Trio was an active part of Chicago's creative jazz scene; in early 2018 Rosaly returned for a visit and Mazzarella composed a suite of 6 new pieces to commemorate the trio's tenth anniversary, the exuberant result this excellent concert recorded at Co-Prosperity Sphere!

Tereshkova (Jeff Lane): Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD] Tereshkova (Jeff Lane):
Chunks of Monochrome Rainbows [DOUBLE CASSETTE w/DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Portland Oregon composer and sound artist Jeff Lane, co-founder of the Chicago/Portland record label Never Anything, as his alter-ego Tereshkova in a large work of electronic composition, part concrete, part acousmatic, spanning two cassettes with four side-long pieces, each an extended journey in mood, motion, perplexing sources and embrace-ably interesting.

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream [VINYL] Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark:
Invitation To A Dream [VINYL]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $19.95    

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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.

Mengelberg, Misha: Two Days In Chicago [2 CDs] Mengelberg, Misha:
Two Days In Chicago [2 CDs]

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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In 1998 European legendary free improvising pianist Misha Mengelberg spent two days in Chicago, recording in the studio and then live at The Velvet Lounge in a variety of settings of collective free playing and covering Monk tunes, with the support of Ken Vandermark, Fred Anderson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake, Ab BAars, Wilbert de Joode, &c.

Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark: Invitation To A Dream Alcorn, Susan / Joe McPhee / Ken Vandermark:
Invitation To A Dream

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

Price: $11.95    

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An excellent album of informed free improvisation in the debut of this masterful trio of legendary musicians spread across the US--Joe McPhee on soprano sax & pocket trumpet [NY], Ken Vandermark on tenor sax & clarinet [Chicago], and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar [Texas], a profound album from assertive to introspective playing in seven captivating collective improvisations.

Vandermark, Ken (w/ Lytton / Mori / Davis / Parker / Drake): Momentum 4: Consequent Duos 2015>2019 [ Vandermark, Ken (w/ Lytton / Mori / Davis / Parker / Drake):
Momentum 4: Consequent Duos 2015>2019 [5-CD BOX]

(Audiographic Records -- USA )

Price: $49.95    

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A limited box set collecting duo recordings featuring Ken Vandermark in collaboration with internationally and acclaimed musicians -- Kris Davis, Hamid Drake, Paul Lytton, Ikue Mori, and William Parker -- documented on 5 CDs that were recorded during performances at Vandermark's 2nd Stone residency in NYC, January 2018, and at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago.

Konstrukt + Ken Vandermark: Kozmik Bazaar [VINYL] Konstrukt + Ken Vandermark:
Kozmik Bazaar [VINYL]

(KARLRECORDS -- Germany )

Price: $21.95    

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In November 2018, the groove-oriented Turkish electric improvising quartet Konstrukt of saxophonist & electronic artist Korhan Futaci, guitarist Umut Caglar, double bassist Apostolos Sideris, and drummer Berkan Tilavel, met with Chicago multi-reedist Ken Vandermark in Instanbul, recording these improvisation, a mix of muscular playing and psychedelic interaction.

Lean Left: I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL] Lean Left:
I Forgot To Breathe [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $28.95    

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The 7th album from the quartet of Netherlands guitarists Andy Moor and Terrie Hessels (The Ex) with Chicago free improvising multi-reedist Ken Vandermark and Netherlands drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love in an album balancing amazing energy with profound introspective moments in thrilling edge-of-your-seat improvisation - excellent!

Made to Break: Trebuchet Made to Break:
Trebuchet

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $16.95    

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The eighth release from Ken Vandermark's hard-hitting quartet with Austrian electronic improviser Christof Kurzmann, Netherlands bassist Jasper Stadhouders, and Chicago drummer and frequent Vandermark collaborator Tim Daisy, for 3 vigorous and extreme pieces dedicated to Shellac, Susan Sontag, and Kerry James Marshall; powerful, informed, essential.

Made to Break: F4 Fake [VINYL] Made to Break:
F4 Fake [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

Price: $22.95    

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This active quartet project brings together two Chicago players--drummer Tim Daisy and reedist Vandermark--with two European players--Christof Kurzmann on pooll & electronics, and Jasper Stadhouders on bass--in their 9th album, recording in the studio in Austria for an innovative album blurring the lines between fierce free jazz and inventive experimental ea-improv.

Attias, Michael : Echos La Nuit Attias, Michael :
Echos La Nuit

(Out Of Your Head Records -- USA )

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A beautiful solo set of 12 improvisations, Michael Attias performing on alto sax with his left hand and piano with his right, captured in the natural reverberation of La Maison en Bois in Abeville-La-Riviere, France; surprisingly his 1st solo album, developed over 12 years yet played in under an hour with no retakes, a wonderful nuanced reflection in tone, melody & color.

Durand, Werner : Schwingende Luftsaulen 2 Durand, Werner :
Schwingende Luftsaulen 2

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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A beautifully hypnotic album of saxophone, accompanied by Pan-Ney, Shruti Box and Organ, recorded in overdubs by composer/wind player Werner Durand in this 2nd chapter of his trilogy focused on the Pan-Ney, a self-built instrument for repetitive foundations, as Durand draws on elements of nature, mythology, dance, religion, literature and folklore.

Fisher, Colin Quartet: Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fisher, Colin Quartet:
Living Midnight [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Toronto-area saxophonist Colin Fisher, best known for his group I Have Eaten The City, with his collective quartet of NY players Daniel Carter on tenor, alto & soprano saxophones + clarinet & flute, Brandon Lopez on upright bass, and Marc Edwards on drums & percussion, for three extended and exploratory improvisations of exemplary creative insight.

Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano): Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Fraser, Nick / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby (with Laubrock & Allemano):
Zoning [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Recording in Toronto, the core trio of drummer Nick Fraser, saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis are joined on four tracks by tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trumpeter Lina Allemano, in an album of composed and collective improvisation, merging Toronto, NY and European influences in an accomplished album of diverse approaches and orchestrations.

Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi: Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of C Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi:
Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen

(Black Truffle -- Australia )

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The 5th release from the trio of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino, guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi on wineglass and percussion is an introspective and beautifully developed set recorded live at their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe.

Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek): The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] Komeshi Trio (Kolovos / Shiroishi / Meek):
The Master Speaks Thrice [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Dark and demanding improvisation, each side of this album an extended foray into dark and dangerous explorations from the Los Angeles trio of Peter Kolovos on guitar, Patrick Shiroishi on saxophone, and Noel Meek on electronics and tapes, Shiroishi's sweeping tones matching the electronics and effected guitar in a glorious nightmare of darkly imaginative sound.

Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer: Spectre Of Radiants Lawler, R Keenan / John Krausbauer:
Spectre Of Radiants

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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An extended and rich confluence of strings from R Keenan Lawler and John Krausbauer, using resonator guitar and banjo, sustained tones that intertwine in a beautiful and optimistic drone, minimalistic yet drenched in a profusion of harmonic detail; a beautiful and elusive dream mixing between an Indian raga and an alien electronic environment.

Livebatts! Livebatts!:

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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Recorded in the mid-90s, Livebatts! was a project of John White (Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Orchestra) developed to exploit "toy" keyboards of the 80s--cheap battery-driven instruments that hold tremendous potential for "serious" music-making--used here in a playful quartet with vocalist MJ Coldiron, Andrea Rocca (guitar & samples) and Nancy Ruffer (electrified flute).

McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray: Second Earth McAuley, Jim / Scot Ray:
Second Earth

(Long Song Records -- Italy )

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An excellent first meeting of two guitarists recording on a February afternoon and released in the sequence recorded with no edits or changes, from Jim McAuley on guitar and Scot Ray on lap steel slide guitar with effects, an innately lyrical blending of styles masking the strong technical skills and long histories of these two superlative players.

Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux: Kobra Quartet  [CASSETTE w/ DOW Nealand, Aurora / Steve Marquette / Anton Hatwich / Paul Thibodeaux:
Kobra Quartet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )

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Quietly lurking as it prepares to attack, this Kobra is the free improvising quaret of Aurora Nealand on accordion, alto saxophone, voice & objects, Steve Marquette on acoustic & electric guitars, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Paul Thibodeaux on drums, captured live at Chicago's Hungry Brain during the Instigation Festival for a mysterious 2-part "New Omens" and some "Telly Attire".

Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' Sharp, Elliott / Sergio Sorrentino:
Spilla'

(ANTS Records -- Italy )

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'Spilla' means 'to play' in the language of Neapolitan musicians, and playing here are NY guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp and Italian guitarist Sergio Sorrentino, presenting world premier recordings of 4 works recorded live in Vercelli, Italy: two improvisations and two graphic scores performed on electric guitar with incredible technique and passion.

Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine: Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL] Trrma' / Charlemagne Palestine:
Sssseegmmeentss Frrooom Baaari [VINYL]

(BeCoq -- France )

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Stochastic music for percussion and synthesizers from New York avant conceptualist and keyboardist Charlemagne Palestine, here on piano & electronics, with the Italian duo Trrma' of Giovanni Todisco on percussion and Guiseppe Candiano on synth, in two side-long works of irregular rhythm, complexity and dissonance that build and recede in a suspenseful journey.

Made to Break: F4 Fake Made to Break:
F4 Fake

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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This active quartet project brings together two Chicago players--drummer Tim Daisy and reedist Vandermark--with two European players--Christof Kurzmann on pooll & electronics, and Jasper Stadhouders on bass--in their 9th album, recording in the studio in Austria for an innovative album blurring the lines between fierce free jazz and inventive experimental ea-improv.

Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury Vandermark, Ken w/ Butcher / Drake / Kessler / McPhee / Mori / Noble / Prevost / Rasmussen / Tilbury / Wooley:
Unexpected Alchemy [7-CD BOX]

(Not Two -- Poland )

Price: $79.95    

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Recorded during Ken Vandermark's residency titled "The Unexpectable", in Krakow in 2017 at Klub Alchemia, plus concerts at Hevre and Black Box in Germany, with duos, trios and quartets in a variety of configurations with artists including Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ikue Mori, John Butcher, Kent Kessler, Steve Noble, Mette Rasmussen, Eddie Prevost, Joe McPhee &c.

 

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