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Roadwork 1: New Orleans (For Ed Blackwell, Irma Thomas & Allen Toussaint)
“As part of the special edition Marker live box set "Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1", we are happy to release Systems vs. Artifacts digital album of Roadwork 1.
Recorded by Danny Kadar and Joe Stolarick at The Mint during The Instigation Festival, New Orleans on January 25, 2018. Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.”
Roadwork 2: Atlanta (For James Brown, Marion Brown and Mary Lou Williams)
“As part of the special edition Marker live box set "Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1", we are happy to release Systems vs. Artifacts digital album of Roadwork 2.
Recorded by Andrew Wiggins at The Earl, Atlanta on January 31, 2018. Mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.”
“As part of the special edition Marker live box set "Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1", we are happy to release Systems vs. Artifacts digital album of Homework 1.
Recorded by Dave Zuchowski at The Hungry Brain, Chicago on February 18, 2018. Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio. ”
“Audiographic Records presents the newest sonic documents from Marker! There are a handful left of the first Special Edition on AGR, a 3 CD boxset featuring all the recordings also released as digital albums on the Systems vs. Artifacts imprint- ROADWORK 1: New Orleans (for Ed Blackwell, Irma Thomas, and Allen Toussaint), Roadwork 2: Atlanta (for James Brown, Marion Brown, and Mary Lou Williams), Homework 1: Chicago (for Muhal Richard Abrams, Curtis Mayfield, and Dinah Washington).
This music was recorded at two performances during the group's tour in January and February of the Southeast, in New Orleans and Atlanta, and at the concert in Chicago that concluded the trip. All the material illustrates the development of the compositions and aesthetic strategies included on Marker's first album, Wired For Sound, which received 5 stars from the Free Jazz Collective, as well as other accolades. With this new collection from the group, listeners will be able to hear how far the collaborative work of Andrew Clinkman (guitar), Steve Marquette (guitar), Macie Stewart (keyboard, violin), Phil Sudderberg (guitar), and Ken Vandermark (reeds) has come since their initial album was released.”
Rodrigo Amado, Joe McPhee Kent Kessler & Chris Corsano
A History of Nothing
“"A History of Nothing, [Amado's] debut on the Austrian Trost Records, features five improv-centric tunes authored and sculpted by the same quartet that made This Is Our Language (Not Two Records, 2012) a reference in the genre. Namely, Joe McPhee on soprano saxophone and pocket trumpet, Kent Kessler on double bass, and Chris Corsano on drums.
Amado’s quartet is in peak form, exerting another biting album that comprehends both volcanic and ruminative sonic layers. Just let the freedom touch you while enjoying this finely calibrated commotion." (Filipe Freitas)
Paul Rutherford, Ken Vandermark, Torsten Müller & Dylan van der Schyff
Are We In Diego?
“This recording features the late trombonist, Paul Rutherford, in an outstanding performance from 2004. The band was concluding a West Coast tour and shows both fire and sensitivity, delivering two extended improvisations and four well-focussed miniatures. With Ken Vandermark (reeds), Torsten Müller (contrabass), & Dylan van der Schyff (drums, percussion). ”
Otomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-Love
19th of May 2016
“"[Nilssen-Love and Yoshihide] take turns playing, back and forth, individually and in union, finding unexpected synergies in an amazing interpretative game of cat n’ dog, in the end circling each other repeatedly until they’ve torn the listening space to shreds. It’s not for the weak-hearted." - TJ Norris / Toneshift
releases June 15, 2018
Otomo Yoshihide: electric guitar
Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion ”
Claudio F Baroni
“"Motum" means motion, and this is a central theme in the 3 pieces by composer Claudio F Baroni on this album. The concept is central to Baroni's work, and is explored musically and formally in his layered, dynamic, sophisticated style. The breathtaking pieces are taking the listener on a meandering path, starting from the origin of sound. Motum is Baroni's second collaboration with Unsounds. With liner notes by Samuel Vriezen.”