Chris Forsyth & Nate Wooley
"In recent years, guitarist Chris Forsyth has come on like the redeemer of classic rock. His work with the Solar Motel Band extends the improvisational fire and frankly ecstatic thrust of rock virtuosos like Tom Verlaine and Richard Thompson within sturdy riff structures that Led Zeppelin fans could appreciate without putting on their thinking caps. Trumpeter Nate Wooley’s recent output encompasses bruising free jazz with the trio Icepick, minimalist drones on his solo record The Almond and more elegantly arranged ensemble work with his Sextet. But put the two of them together and you can forget about all of that stuff. Genre references and personal styles fall away, since they’re essentially inadequate answers to the fundamental question at hand — what do we play?
-Bill Meyer (Dusted)"
Momentum 2 & 3 : Brüllt and Monster Roster
"Both discs of this installment of Momentum offer exciting developments in Vandermark’s discography. Incorporating electronics, composed themes, and free form sections, the arrangements are edgy and captivating throughout. The double disc set contains extensive liner notes by the musician and offers an excellent documentation of his continuing musical evolution." -Paul Acquaro "Free Jazz Blog"
Deeply Discounted II/Sequences of Snow
Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley
"Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley release their third recording as a duo, an LP entitled "Deeply Discounted/Sequences of Snow." Their first two albums, also released as co-productions between Audiographic Records and Pleasure of the Text, were critically acclaimed (East By Northwest  received a 5 star review in the "Free Jazz Collective"; and "The New York City Jazz Record" stated that All Directions Home  "showcases the strengths that have made the duo luminaries in their respective scenes."). In addition, their performance at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, on May 16th, 2017 was heralded as one of the "Concerts of the Year" by "The New York City Jazz Record". This latest album is an exciting new statement from the duo, featuring long-form compositions for the first time, written specifically for the LP format and developed while touring in North America during 2017. Nate Wooley's piece, "Deeply Discounted II," is inspired by John Cage's "Cheap Imitation" which, in turn, was inspired by Erik Satie's, "Socrate;" Ken Vandermark's composition, "Sequences of Snow," is dedicated to the visual artist and musician, Michael Snow, and was influenced by several of Snow's experimental films, such as "Wavelength," "Dripping Water," "La Région Centrale," "So Is This," and "See You Later.""
New American Songbooks Vol. 2
Kris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Aruán Ortiz, Matthew Shipp
"Last year’s release found three distinctive voices—Mary Halvorson, Ron Miles, and Greg Saunier—working together to arrange works from mass media. Their collaboration, only a few days in total, culminated in a recording that felt equal parts wild and warm; intimate and revolutionary. Volume 2 goes in another direction. While the warmth and intimacy is still very present, thanks in large part to the expert sound at Ryan Streber’s Oktaven Studios, the experience is one-on-one, as the listener is the recipient of four mini-recitals from four of the most profound interpreters on the piano today: Kris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Aruán Ortiz, and Matthew Shipp. "
The Complete Syllables Music
"Beautiful box featuring reissues of the long out of print  and  Syllables and the premiere recording of the epic 150 minute For Kenneth Gaburo. Essays and Liner Notes by Nate Wooley and others along with an exclusive separate booklet of Syllables Scores. Design and art by Lasse Marhaug ."