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2006 release. NotTwo Records extremely limited, outstandingly lavish 2-LPs box-set (vinyl only no CD's) a beautiful felt cover, further pushes limits not only musical boundaries of improvised music but also the whole concept of conceptual package, as recently re-defined by its own issue of "Alchemia" by Vandermark 5. This exquisitely realized set includes 2 separate LP, housed together in a one-of-its-kind unique box with absolutely astonishing covert art. Comprehensive booklet with many personal insights from Ken Vandermark himself, rare pictures, interviews and essays from acclaimed critics, compliment the whole set. Performed by: Tim Daisy - drums Kent Kessler - bass Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello Dave Rempis - saxophones Ken Vandermark - saxophones, clarinets.
When I look back and think about the ideas we were dealing with a year ago, and when I listen to the recording held in that club, I'm confronted with the failures that are there; which is probably why I'd rather be doing something else than writing these liner notes right now. But I'm also excited by what I hear, that the start of the music by the new quintet was so strong. From night to night it continues to be, which is why after ten years this ensemble is still looking for it's next gig- so that it can keep finding something different to say and hopefully pay some of the rent along the way. --Ken Vandermark, Chicago, September 15, 2006