|Vandermark 5, The / Color Of Memory, The|
|Album:||Color Of Memory, The||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Vandermark 5, The||Added:||01/2006|
|Add Date:||2006-01-15||Pull Date:||2006-03-19||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||19 Mar||12 Mar||5 Mar||19 Feb||12 Feb||5 Feb||29 Jan||22 Jan|
|1.||May 09, 2006:||Umami Jazz Program |
Pieces Of The Past
|4.||Mar 09, 2006:||Eran Mukamel f. DJ KAD (agitprop) |
|2.||Apr 11, 2006:||Umami Jazz Program |
|5.||Mar 02, 2006:||Rock in a Position |
That Was Now
|3.||Mar 17, 2006:||Memory Select |
|6.||Feb 17, 2006:||Memory Select |
Pieces Of The Past
Chicago-based Ken Vandermark's trademark band is back. Two saxes, trombone, bass, drums. High energy jazz -- the tempos aren't all breakneck fast, but Vandermark's solos are gutsy and hefty, channeling ghosts from every decade since the '50s while also sometimes thrashing in an almost punkish vein.|
Great stuff, often accessible (note the dedications including Nina Rota and Art Pepper). Start with Disk 1 track 5 (a slow one) if you're not so sure, then graduate to Disk 1 track 4.
1- Mid/fast, brightly lumbering. Great sax solo early on: Fast, buzzy, off-kilter. Second half gets weirder: blurts of noise with long pauses. Feels like a well-practiced improv structure.
2- Mid/fast swingy, pleasant.
3- Burbly abstract improv, active but sparse feel
4- Speedy and upbeat jazz line. Furious hard-digging solo.
5- Nice, melodic, relaxed. Jumps into a faster bluesy feel after 4 minutes.
1- Smoky/bluesy feel, picks up after slow start. Gets snappy and fast.
2- Slow crawl at first; warm feel. Veers into abstract improv, sparse but building energy into a tunneling midtempo groove. Near -6:00, abruptly stops: More abstract improv + drum solo. Ends speedy and energetic.
3- Straight-jazz groove with fast walking bass. Gets into a couple buzzy solos, including a great, towering one late in the game.
|1.||That Was Now||5.||Chance|
|4.||Burn Nostalgia||8.||Pieces Of The Past|