The Vandermark Quartet
"An old one from the archives here at Catalytic Sound, only 9 original unplayed copies left!"
Tim Daisy, Michael Thieke, Ken Vandermark
"A triptych, 3 art panels (musicians) usually held together by hinges (common musical direction) or three musical works designed to be listened to together. This recording has indeed three musicians, Tim Daisy (Drums, radios, percussion and the composer of the three before mentioned tracks), Berlin based clarinetist and composer Michael Thieke and Ken Vandermark (tenor sax and bass clarinet) who are hinged together by Daisy’s compositions and by 5 interspersed, improvised pieces... The three composed pieces (At Argyle, Yellow Fern, and Tuesday at Noon) start as very listener friendly tunes that soon break away into each player’s deconstruction. The whistle-alongability is just a front and soon you delve into the non-melodic player (Philip Coombs, The Free Jazz Collective)"
Vandermark / Guy / Sanders
"The proof here is the instantaneous manner in which the trio gets down to the business of music-making. This isn't just twiddling and tinkering with instruments; the three, in the classic sax/bass/drums configuration, narrate paths of sound governed by an unwritten set of rules."
Vandermark / Drake / Trovalusci / Ceccarelli
"The music on Open Border defies musical conventions and boundary lines. Instead it focuses on a search for creative ground without categories. It is a recording of improvised music invented at the highest level, spontaneous and timeless, energized and austere, always exhilarating. "
Vandermark 5 Silk-screened Concert Poster
"A compelling print by Dan Grzeca on heavy stock matte paper. A limited edition of 100 made for the Vandermark 5 two-night Green Mill engagement in 2009. Order multiple posters at no extra shipping cost!"
Vandermark 5 Turf Club Poster (2002)
"Beautiful print on heavy stock matte paper. A limited edition made for the Vandermark 5's 2002 engagement at the Turf Club in St. Paul. Order multiple posters at no extra shipping cost"