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Vandermark, Ken / Paal Nilssen-Love Duo: AMR (NO LABEL)

The long-running duo of Chicago saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark and Norwegian drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love are heard in this live concert at AMR in Geneva, Switzerland in 2018, performing the first four letters of the alphabet ("A", "B", "C" & "D"), each letter a unique creative approach in evolving their remarkable and enthralling dialogs.
 

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Label: NO LABEL
Catalog ID: None
Squidco Product Code: 28473

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve in Plastic Sleeve
Recorded Live at AMR, in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 18th, 2018, by Rodolphe Loubatiere.


Personnel:

Ken Vandermark-saxophone, clarinet

Paal Nilssen-Love-percussion, drums

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"Born in Warwick, Rhode Island on September 22nd, 1964, Ken Vandermark began studying the tenor saxophone at the age of 16. Since graduating with a degree in Film and Communications from McGill University during the spring of 1986, his primary creative emphasis has been the exploration of contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation. In 1989, he moved to Chicago from Boston, and has worked continuously from the early 1990's onward, both as a performer and organizer in North America and Europe, recording in a large array of contexts, with many internationally renowned musicians (such as Fred Anderson, Ab Baars, Peter Brötzmann, Tim Daisy, Hamid Drake, Terrie Ex, Mats Gustafsson, Devin Hoff, Christof Kurzmann, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Joe McPhee, Paal Nilssen-Love, Paul Lytton, Andy Moor, Joe Morris, and Nate Wooley). His current activity includes work with Made To Break, The Resonance Ensemble, Side A, Lean Left, Fire Room, the DKV Trio, and duos with Paal Nilssen-Love and Tim Daisy; in addition, he is the music director of the experimental Pop band, The Margots. More than half of each year is spent touring in Europe, North America, and Japan, and his concerts and numerous recordings have been critically acclaimed both at home and abroad. In addition to the tenor sax, he also plays the bass and Bb clarinet, and baritone saxophone. In 1999 he was awarded the MacArthur prize for music."

-Ken Vandermark Website (http://kenvandermark.com/2013/10/made-to-break-biography/)
9/23/2020

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"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)
9/23/2020

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track listing:


1. A 21:24

2. B 13:54

3. C 16:28

4. D 11:21
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Released just in time for their lengthy tour of Japan, this is another excellent duet album from Ken Vandermark on tenor saxophone and clarinet and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion. They have an empathetic connection that ensures creative and exploratory music that comes through in this album, which is divided into four alphabetical selections. "A" opens the album with crushing drums and tenor saxophone, playing in an exciting and immediate manner placing the music right in your face. Dark toned and knotty saxophone and drums played with great commitment and trust, levelling the music to a medium up tempo with rhythmic exchanges and light pops amid the space. Vandermark uses a lighter sound along with bare percussion, which builds the tension like great storytellers, with Nilssen-Love's drums bursting into action fast and loud, given room to shine brilliantly. The tenor saxophone re-enters and their interaction is full force improvisation at its finest, the musicians are locked in and playing with passion and fervor. Spare and quiet, "B" takes the music in another direction, with Vandermark moving to clarinet and probing areas of space with high pitched sounds. Tumbling percussion meets the reed playing with jabs and parries, waxing and waning in intensity and using long piercing tones of yearning sound. "C" has the drums building tension, gaining speed like a downhill skier, and leading to a sound of near ritualistic percussion and Vandermark's tenor saxophone, which calls out into the void as the two musicians come together in a massive edifice of sound, with dramatic crashing drums and stoic tenor saxophone. They develop a deep interconnected freebop improvisation at the end of this section which is expertly played and continuously inventive. Vandermark returns to clarinet for "D" and twirls loops of sound in open space as the drums rumble in, sounding unfettered and free making the clarient strain as the two instruments grow deeply integrated in afocused conversation of free jazz, and ending with a dramatic flourish. This album worked very well and it seems no matter how many times Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love play together they are able to create music that is liberated from any cliche, as if they are released into the zone of creativity where they have the freedom to take risks and create fresh music with impunity."-Tim Niland, jazzandblues.blogspot.com


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