The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC


Vandermark, Ken & Paal Nilssen-Love: Letter To A Stranger (Smalltown Superjazzz)

A studio recording from frequent collaborators Ken Vandermark (reeds) and Paul Nilssen-Love (drums), 10 compositions of impulsive and exhilarating free jazz from Chicago and Europe's most active players.
 

Price: $15.95

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

Quantity:
Out of Stock


Shipping Weight: 5.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

product information:


8 page booklet with photos from Ken Vandermark.

UPC: 600116082220

Label: Smalltown Superjazzz
Catalog ID: STSJ222CD
Squidco Product Code: 16450

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Norway
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Strobe Recording, Chicago, by Nick Broste on January 3rd, 2011.


Personnel:

Ken Vadermark-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, A clarinet, bass clariner

Paal Nilssen-Love-drums, percussion

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


1. Field 1 1:22

2. Letter To A Stranger 9:31

3. Field 2 1:12

4. Cat In The Water 7:21

5. Field 3 0:49

6. Crippled Donkey 12:09

7. Strange Love 6:50

8. Field 4 0:41

9. Bent Corners 7:26

10. Field 5 1:08




Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Ken Vandermark
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
Duo Recordings

sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen-Love are back with another amazing album. This time a studio recording, recorded in Chicago's Strobe Recording in January 2011. The album contains 10 new compositions of their characteristic soulfully groovy free jazz. Vandermark & Nilssen-Love use free improvisation as a means to explore all levels of dynamics, density, rhythm, timbre, form and tonality. The results of their work are experienced as intense, exhilarating, & boundary breaking. Raw music with brutal beauty!


8 page booklet with photos from Ken Vandermark.


Read more about this item
The Squid
At The Squid's Ear!

Artist Biographies:

"Paal Nilssen-Love was born in Molde, Norway, Dec 24. 1974, and raised at a jazz club in Stavanger, run by his parents. It was natural to choose his fathers drums as his instrument and jazz as his work. From 1990 on he took actively part in the jazz milieu in Stavanger and joined bands with established musicians such as trumpeter Didrik Ingvaldsen and saxophonist Frode Gjerstad. In many ways, these collaborations were essential as they pointed out the directions for Paal's later musical development and career. During his studies at the Jazz dept at the University in Trondheim, where the first self initiated bands were established, things developed really fast - and Paal was nationally acknowledged at the age of 20.

The forming of the quartet Element in 1993 in many ways represented the start of a new phase in Paal's musical life. Element musically became a platform for several other groups with bassist Flaten and pianist Wiik, and lead to collaborations with Iain Ballamy and Chris Potter, amongst others. Paal moved to Oslo in 1996, where he joined and/or took part in the forming of bands like Vindaloo, SAN, Håkon Kornstad Tio, The Quintet and Frode Gjerstad Trio. He later on got more into self initiated projects and collaborations with Swedish musicians, such as pianist Sten Sandell and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson.

Paal played his first solo concert in 1999, and since then the solo concept has been an important part of his work: "Everyone should try doing some solo work, just to feel who you really are and what gets you going". His solo album "Sticks and stones" was put out in 2001 on SOFA Rec.

Being active in several bands at the same time has always been Paal's deliberate working method. He is constantly conscious about the projects he is in, as his participation in each and one of them is fully dedicated. Playing is not about getting from start to goal, but rather being in an everlasting process, a continuous movement where each new piece of music performed is a prolongation of the latest. Hence, keeping focused and concentrating all energy around what's happening there and then is of greatest importance - as is the freedom in the music, the ability of being free within the expression.

All bands, although various styles and musical versatility in general, represent important pieces that make up a total, and all bands are formed or joined with a clear vision. Today Paal's portfolio includes Atomic, School Days, The Thing, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Sten Sandell Trio, Scorch Trio, Territory Band, FME, and various duo projects such as with reedmen Ken Vandermark, John Butcher, Mats Gustafsson, organist Nils Henrik Asheim and noise wizard Lasse Marhaug. And not to forget the recently joined Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet."

-Paal Nilssen-Love Website (http://www.paalnilssen-love.com/biography.php)
3/27/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
Ballister (Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love / Rempis)
Mi Casa Es En Fuego
(Ballister Music)
Revis, Eric's 11:11,
Parallax
(Clean Feed)
Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler)
Boneshaker [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Double Tandem (Vandermark/ Baars / Nilssen-Love)
OX
(Den Records)
Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love)
Cement
(PNL)
4 Corners
Alive In Lisbon [DVD]
(Clean Feed)
4 Corners (Vandermark / Lane / Broo / Nilssen-Love)

(Clean Feed)
FME
Montage
(Okka)
Shipp, Matthew Trio
Root Of Things
(Relative Pitch)
Ward, Jason
Euphoric Nightmares
(Ten Speed Records)
Merce, Sergio
Microtonal Saxophone
(Potlatch)
Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey
Dreamland
(NO LABEL)
Machinefabriek
Stroomtoon II
(Herbal International)
Bartlett, Nathaniel
timespaceplace [CD + DVD]
(Sound-Space Audio Lab)
Bartlett, Nathaniel
(((Clang))) [CD + DVD]
(Sound-Space Audio Lab)
Bartlett, Nathaniel
Far Reaches [CD + DVD]
(Sound-Space Audio Lab)
Pisaro, Michael
Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds
(Gravity Wave)
Romannis Motte
Kozmische
(Mystery School Records)
Wodrascka, Christine / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Gerry Hemingway
Grey Matter
(NoBusiness)
Lazro, Daunik / Joelle Leandre
Hasparren
(NoBusiness)
Daisy, Tim Trio
A Fine Day In Berlin
(Relay Records)
Postmarks (Boris Hauf / D Bayne / Martin Siewert)
National Parks
(Monotype)
Enough!!! (CM von Hausswolff / Jason Lescalleet / Joachim Nordwall)
Enough!!!
(Monotype)
Trophies (Alessandro Bosetti / Tony Buck / Kenta Nagai)
You Wait To Publish
(Monotype)
RLW & Srmeixner
Just Like A Flower When Winter Begins
(Monotype)
Wright, Jack
As If Anything Can Be The Same
(Relative Pitch)
Laubrock, Ingrid & Tom Rainey
And Other Desert Towns
(Relative Pitch)
McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love
Red Sky
(PNL)
La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet
Zones Portuaires [2 CDs]
(Herbal International)
Garcia, Miguel / Tomas Gris / Lee Noyes
Asto Ilunno
(Idealstate Recordings)
Dorgon
For Jason Viseltear
(Jumbo)
Tammen, Hans & Denman Maroney
Arson
(OutNow Recordings)
Weiss, Alex (Rick Parker / Maoz / Ishenko / Ches Smith)
Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis
(OutNow Recordings)
Kretzmer, Yoni 66 Boxes (Levin / Maoz / Drury / Kretzmer)
Graceless
(OutNow Recordings)
Evans, Charles
Ballads
(Hot Cup Records)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain III and IV [2 CDs]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Remote Viewers, The
Crimeways
(Remote Viewers)
Doneda, Michel / Joris Ruhl
Linge
(Umlaut Records)
Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake
A Night in November
(Valid Records)
Hauser, Fritz
Pieces For Percussion
(Hat [now] ART)
Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth
Willisau
(Hatology)
Polwechsel
Traces Of Wood
(Hatology)
FPR (Gratkowski / Greenlief / Raskin)
All At Once
(Relative Pitch)
Hot Date
S/T [CASSETTE]
(Talking Skull)
Riley, Howard
Live With Repertoire
(NoBusiness)
Dean, Elton / Paul Dunmall / Paul Rogers / Tony Bianco
Remembrance [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Evans, Charles with Liebman / Marino / Stabinsky
Subliminal Leaps
(More Is More)
Rocket Science
Evan Parker / Peter Evans / Craig Taborn / Sam Pluta
(More Is More)
Thieke, Michael Unununium
Nachtlieder
(Mikroton Recordings)
Common Objects: John Butcher / Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson
Live In Morden Tower
(Mikroton Recordings)
Kammerer, Margareth
Why Is The Sea So Blue
(Mikroton Recordings)
Belorukov, Ilia / Kurt Liedwart
Vtoroi
(Mikroton Recordings)
Sun Ra Arkestra
Club Lingerie (LA 1985) [2 CDs]
(Transparency)
Testa, Carl
Iris
(Lock Step Records)
Cady, Jason
Happiness Is The Problem
(Lock Step Records)
Siegel, Aaron
Science is Only a Sometimes Friend
(Lock Step Records)
Rose, Simon & Paul Stapleton
Fauna
(pfmentum)
Moritz, Jonathan Trio
Secret Tempo
(Hot Cup Records)
Platz / Demos / Delvo / McLellan
Differential Equations
(Skycap Records)
Various Artists
To Live And Shave In L.A. - The Grief That Shrieked To Multiply [3 CDs + Download]
(Monotype)
Sharp, Elliott
Haptikon
(Long Song Records)
Tamura, Natsuki
Dragon Nat
(Libra)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Challenge (1966-7)
(Emanem)
Thieke / Gregorio / Baker / Zerang
Sack of Rice
(Peira)
Lugerner, Steven
For We Have Heard
(Primary Records / NoBusiness)
Kidney Brothers
Coal Tatoo
(Recommended Records)
Musique Action #4 (Marclay / Jauniaux / Minton / Yoshihide / Parkins / Weston / Vatcher / Luc Ex)
Madame Luckerniddle - Tribute to Tom Cora
(Vand'Oeuvre)
Chaton, Anne-James / Andy Moor
Transfer
(Unsounds)
Fujii, Satoko New Trio
Spring Storm
(Libra)
Dudek, Gerd
Day and Night
(psi)
Rose, Jon
Rosin [3 CDs + 1 Data Disk + Book]
(Recommended Records)
Rosaly, Frank
Cicada Music
(Delmark)
Parker, Evan / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton
Live at Maya Recordings Festival
(NoBusiness)
Melodic Art-Tet (Brackeen, Abdullah, Parker, Blank, Waters)
Melodic Art-Tet
(NoBusiness)
Convergence Quartet, The
Slow and Steady
(NoBusiness)
Edelin, Michel Quartet
Resurgence
(RogueArt)
Moshe, Ras
Outsight
(Straw2Gold)
Sinclair, John & Hollow Bones
Honoring the Local Gods
(Straw2Gold)
Kyriakides, Yannis
Resorts & Ruins
(Unsounds)
Koch-Schutz-Studer With Shelley Hirsch
Walking And Stumbling Through Your Sleep
(Intakt)
Ziegele, Omri - Yves Theiler
Inside Innocence
(Intakt)
Estamos Trio
People's Historia
(Relative Pitch)
Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver
Book of Three: Continuum
(Relative Pitch)
Abrahams, Chris and Magda Mayas
Gardener
(Relative Pitch)
Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis
Soleil d'Artifice
(Swarming)
Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis
Stray Shafts of Sunlight
(Swarming)
Electric Bird Noise
Desert Jelly
(Silber Records)
Templeton, Gavin
Asterperious Special
(Nine Winds)
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Summer 1967
(Emanem)
Parker, Evan
Lines Burnt In Light
(psi)
Parker, Evan
Hasselt
(psi)
Leichtmann, Hanno
Minimal Studies
(Mikroton Recordings)
Jauniaux, Catherine / eRikm
Pantoneon / Mal des Ardents [2 CDs]
(Mikroton Recordings)
Reed, Rick / Keith Rowe / Bill Thompson
Shifting Currents [2 CDs]
(Mikroton Recordings)
Albert, Jeff' Instigation Quartet
The Tree On The Mound
(RogueArt)
Abrams, Joshua Quartet
Unknown Known
(RogueArt)
VaVatican
SoSoviet (I Loved You And You Broke My Heart)
(Prom Night Records)
Make A Circus
Beijing Olympics
(Prom Night Records)
Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra
SCHWEBEN Ay - but can ye ?
(Maya)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
Ballister (Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love / Rempis)
Mi Casa Es En Fuego
(Ballister Music)
Revis, Eric's 11:11,
Parallax
(Clean Feed)
Boneshaker (Williams / Nilssen-Love / Kessler)
Boneshaker [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Double Tandem (Vandermark/ Baars / Nilssen-Love)
OX
(Den Records)
Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love)
Cement
(PNL)
4 Corners
Alive In Lisbon [DVD]
(Clean Feed)
4 Corners (Vandermark / Lane / Broo / Nilssen-Love)

(Clean Feed)
FME
Montage
(Okka)



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Shipp, Matthew Trio
Root Of Things
(Relative Pitch)
Ward, Jason
Euphoric Nightmares
(Ten Speed Records)
Merce, Sergio
Microtonal Saxophone
(Potlatch)
Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey
Dreamland
(NO LABEL)
Machinefabriek
Stroomtoon II
(Herbal International)
Bartlett, Nathaniel
timespaceplace [CD + DVD]
(Sound-Space Audio Lab)
Bartlett, Nathaniel
(((Clang))) [CD + DVD]
(Sound-Space Audio Lab)
Bartlett, Nathaniel
Far Reaches [CD + DVD]
(Sound-Space Audio Lab)
Pisaro, Michael
Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds
(Gravity Wave)
Romannis Motte
Kozmische
(Mystery School Records)
Wodrascka, Christine / Jean-Luc Cappozzo / Gerry Hemingway
Grey Matter
(NoBusiness)
Lazro, Daunik / Joelle Leandre
Hasparren
(NoBusiness)
Daisy, Tim Trio
A Fine Day In Berlin
(Relay Records)
Postmarks (Boris Hauf / D Bayne / Martin Siewert)
National Parks
(Monotype)
Enough!!! (CM von Hausswolff / Jason Lescalleet / Joachim Nordwall)
Enough!!!
(Monotype)
Trophies (Alessandro Bosetti / Tony Buck / Kenta Nagai)
You Wait To Publish
(Monotype)
RLW & Srmeixner
Just Like A Flower When Winter Begins
(Monotype)

Search for other titles on the Smalltown Superjazzz label.