Ken Vandermark: That Was Now
AAJ: Is the Sonore Trio active?
KV: I've actually been doing quite a bit of work with that group. We're going to attempt to do a West Coast tour with that group next year. We've been touring, we did a tour of Europe in February. We've been doing a lot of work in Europe. That group's quite active, and we're trying to figure out what to do for our next record because we have a bunch of tapes, live performance tapes that are really strong.
AAJ: With all the performances and recordings you're involved with, where's the DVD?
KV: I don't know, we haven't had anyone really want to do the DVD yet. There's a bunch of film footage of the Tentet, a bunch of stuff. Everyone's so crazy busy, slowly moving forward there's a process of trying to figure out how to coordinate the archive of footage and try to cut it into some kind of presentation. The thing that's interesting about the footage we've got, it's from every tour done in the states. So, there's something from 2000, 2002, November and April of last year, and there's footage of all the changes and developments within the band, personnel-wise and esthetically and it's on film!
The issue is trying to collect the footage and coordinate what to do with that. It's something I'm actually supposed to be working on now, to contact the people who have the footage and figure out the best way to get it. Because if can sort that issue out, there's people in town who have access to the equipment we would need to cut the film and organize it. The interest is there, it's just a matter of coordinating the materials. That's always the tedious part.
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Recent Selected Discography
Vandermark 5, Color of Memory (Atavistic, 2005)
Vandermark 5, Alchemia (Not Two, 2005)
FME, Underground (Okka Disk, 2005)
Sonore, No One Ever Works Alone (Okka Disk, 2005)
Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Signs (Okka Disk, 2005)
Spaceways Incorporated vs. Zu, Radiale (Atavistic, 2004)
Vandermark 5, Elements of Style...Exercises in Surprise (Atavistic, 2004)
Golden Color Band/Ken Vandermark, Brooklyn Cantos (Squealer, 20040
Free Fall, Furnace (Wobby Rail, 2003)
Paal Nilssen-Love/Ken Vandermark, Dual Pleasure (Smalltown Supersound, 2003)
Vandermark 5, Airports for Light (Atavistic, 2003)
Ken Vandermark, Two Days in December (Wobby Rail, 2002)
DKV Trio, Trigonometry (Okka Disk, 2002)
Peter Brötzmann Tentet+2, Short Visit to Nowhere (Okka Disk, 2002)
School Days, In Our Times (Okka Disk, 2002)
Vandermark 5, Free Jazz Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 (Atavistic, 2002)
AALY Trio/DKV Trio, Double or Nothing (Okka Disk, 2002)
Peter Brötzmann Tentet+2, Broken English (Okka Disk, 2002)