Ken Vandermark in full flight on baritone!
I'm proud to announce that a friend and I are producing a special program on the Vandermark 5 as part of KFJC's annual "Month Of Mayhem".
This special, "Applying The Principles Of The Jazz Dialectic: An Aural History of the Vandermark 5", will be aired on Tuesday May 13, from 10am to 3pm. Among the highlights of this special, will be an interview with Ken Vandermark and the presentation of some free CDs and LPs (!) from the Vandermark 5 catalog to a few lucky listeners!
Here's a brief description of the special:
Through his efforts as a performer, composer, leader, and organizer, 1999 MacArthur Fellows selection, Ken Vandermark, has been exploring and working to expand the possibilities of jazz/improvised music for over 20 years. To that end, the Vandermark 5 has been his flagship ensemble since 1997. During that time, varying line-ups of the Vandermark 5 have produced 14 releases, consistently delivering diverse sets of contemporary jazz, with material that strikes an almost perfect balance between composition and improvisation and which integrates a wide range of sonic elements from hard bop and blistering free jazz to slamming funk and searing out-rock. Join hosts Thurston Hunger and Daryl Licht as they present an overview of the history and recordings of this influential and legendary ensemble, which, now in their second decade, continues to evolve and create compelling contemporary jazz with an almost unparalleled passion and artistry.
Left to Right: Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, and Fred Lonberg- Holm of the Vandermark 5
Readers are encouraged to click on the KFJC link on the right side of this page for more info about KFJC's "Month Of Mayhem" or other information regarding KFJC.
Tim Daisy of the Vandermark 5