The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC


 

Vandermark 5
A Discontinuous Line

Vandermark 5: A Discontinuous Line (Atavistic)
Label: Atavistic    
Released in: USA    


"A Discontinuous Line is the first studio recording of the new incarnation of the Vandermark 5, Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Ken Vandermark's most enduring and versatile ensemble. The Vandermark 5 has been an acoustic quintet since trombonist/guitarist Jeb Bishop dropped the electric instrument from his arsenal in 2001, taking his final leave last year. With the arrival of cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, the group once again has the capacity to deliver the electronic maelstroms that made them famous outside of the jazz world in the late 1990s.

Lonberg-Holm is equally at home playing gorgeous straightahead melodies or experimenting with subtle electronic effects. With an occasional touch of distortion, he summons a sound long gone from the band's palette. Hearing those churning power chords once again backing the group on its more visceral excursions is breathtaking.

Vandermark has been playing more baritone with each passing album; it is beginning to sound like his best horn. Saxophonist Dave Rempis, a taut and visceral improviser, every bit Vandermark's equal, continues to astound. Bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Tim Daisy drive this unit with force. Dynamically restrained during the group's neo-classical excursions, they are equally capable of pulverizing grooves that belong in seedy rock clubs, rather than uptown jazz joints.

Vandermark's expansive writing isn't bound by genre constraints. His intricate compositions and consistently surprising arrangements embrace a narrative writing tradition removed from the rote conventions of head-solo-head formats and simple AABA song forms.

[...]

Alternating between brisk free bop, bluesy noir, spare neo-classicism, gritty funk and pulverizing rock rhythms, this ensemble is unhampered by stylistic boundaries. Combining infectious melodies, driving momentum, heady call and response, inventive arrangements and furious collective improvisation, A Discontinuous Line demonstrates why the V5 has been Vandermark's most enduring ensemble."-Troy Collins, AAJ






See all items in the Atavistic category



Related Categories of Interest:

Atavistic
Improvised Music
Jazz
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
October 2006
Ken Vandermark
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Quintet Recordings
Quintet Recordings


Get additional information at All About Jazz



Search for other titles on the Atavistic label.


Other Recommended Releases:
Rara Avis (Ken Vandermark / Stefano Ferrian / Simone Quatrana / Luca Pissavini / Sec)
Rara Avis
(Not Two Records)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
An International Report [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Made to Break
Before the Code [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm
Resistance [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm
Resistance
(Bocian)
Margots, The
Sople
(Okka)
DKV Trio
Baraka
(Okka)
Made to Break
Cherchez la Femme [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Vandermark / Gregorio / Bishop / Morris / &c
Pipeline
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Margots, The (Vandermark / Daisy / McPhee / Reid / &c)
Pescado
(Okka)
Made to Break
Lacerba [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Made to Break (Daisy / Hoff / Kurzmann / Vandermark)
Provoke
(Clean Feed)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
N.E.W. (Noble / Edwards / Ward)
Motion [VINYL]
(Dancing Wayang)
Hand to Man Band, The
You Are Always on Our Minds [YELLOW VINYL]
(Post Consumer)
Forsyth, Chris / Wooley, Nate
The Duchess of Oysterville
(Creative Sources)
O'Leary, Mark / Cuong Vu / Tom Rainey
Waiting
(LEO)
FME
Montage
(Okka)
Skeleton Crew
Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs]
(Recommended Records)
Lehman, Steve
Demian as Posthuman
(Pi Recordings)
4g (Rowe / Ambarchi / Fennesz / Nakamura)
Cloud
(erstwhile)
Price: $14.95
Out of Stock


**Adding this out of stock item to your basket with other in stock items may delay shipping or incur additional shipping charges.

Quantity:

Shipping Weight: 5.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

Label: Atavistic
Catalog ID: ALP 173CD
Squidco Product Code: 6920

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Personnel:

Ken Vandermark-baritone saxophone, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet

Dave Rempis-alto and tenor saxophones

Fred Lonberg-Holm-cello

Kent Kessler-bass

Tim Daisy-drums

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search


Track Listing:

// 1. Convertible, Version One (for Charles Eames) // 2. Reciprocal (for Santiago Calatrava) // 3. La Dernier Cri (for Elliot Carter) // 4. Some Not All (for Phillip Wilson) // 5. Aperture (for Walker Evans) // 6. Morricone (for Sergio Leone) // 7. Convertible, Version Two (for Ray Eames) 8. The Ladder (for Giorgio De Chirico)