Ken Vandermark

No-Exit Corner (MW979-2)

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No-Exit Corner

Ken Vandermark

Not Two

5906395187393

DRJ 155982

MW979-2

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

The second of two releases of this trio recorded live in Krakow in 2016 finds Chicago reedist Vandermark, German drummer Kugel and Ukranian bassist Tokar blowing holes in walls. There are occasional respites, say when Tokar takes one his fascinating, focused solos. But generally this is tough stuff. Vandermark is a master of taking a phrase and working it repeatedly, wringing out the last drops as he modulates his ideas to the boiling point. His clarinet playing brings to mind what Artie Shaw might have done had he lived in the free-jazz era. Kugel is one of the great contemporary European drummers, and plays all over the kit with a sharp hard pulse.

PERSONNEL:

KEN VANDERMARK, tenor sax, clarinet
KLAUS KUGEL, drums, percussion
MARK TIKAR, bass

Recorded at the Alchemia Club in Krakow on December 12, 2016.

TRACKS:

01. Left Sided Driver
02. Everyday Fabric
03. Objective 49
04. Split Hinge
05. Message To The Past