Vandermark 5, the / Elements of Style, Exercises
Album: Elements of Style, Exercises   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Vandermark 5, the   Added:Jun 2004
Label: Atavistic/Truckstop Audio  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-06-28 Pull Date: 2004-08-30 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 8 Aug 1 Jul 25 Jul 18
Airplays: 1 3 4 2 2 4 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2013: No Messy Cover Minimum
Knock Yourself Out
4. Dec 06, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Outside Ticket
2. Oct 27, 2009: Memory Select
Knock Yourself Out
5. Apr 19, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Knock Yourself Out
3. Jan 12, 2006: Rock in a Position
Knock Yourself Out
6. Apr 12, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Knock Yourself Out

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-24
The finest offering yet from Vandermark’s mainstay ensemble. The group still has the solid, funky post-bop sound, but Vandermark’s writing has gotten a little more adventurous and the players here are more than up to the task. The dueling sax leads of Vandermark and Rempis play off each other superbly, and the studio engineer seems to have given them a wonderfully fat sound on the disc. Bishop on the gets some great solos in on the trombone and newcomer Daisy on the drums sounds like he’s been here for years. Play this!

*1. Slow, heavy
**2. Fast and funky
3. Sparse quiet rumblings
4. Speedy bop alternates with slow meditation
*5. Slow bluesy ballad
*6. Busy free jazz, with sparse drum solo in middle
*7. Rumbling start, takes off around (-16:00) with a loping beat

Ben Bostwick 6/21/04

Track Listing
1. Outside Ticket   4. Telefon
2. Knock Yourself Out   5. Gyllene
3. Intagliamento   6. Strata
  7. Six of One