For our second contribution to All About Jazz's Mixcloud column, we introduce a mixtape series that we've curated since 2016, entitled "50/50." Through these selections we aim to present a comprehensive overview of the artists invited to play at Centro d'Arte through a mix of their music, curated by us, and of music that inspires them, selected by the artists themselves.
The first installment of this series focuses on saxophonist and composer Ken Vandermark, with five tracks taken from albums by his Vandermark 5 and Made to Break bands and five tracks picked by Ken Vandermark himself from some of his favorite records.
The Vandermark 5 "Cruz Campo (for Gerhard Richter)" from Airports for Light (Atavistic) 00:00
I love jazz because it has allowed me to find my own voice.
I was first exposed to jazz as a child through my parents.
The best show I ever attended was Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves. AMAZING!!!
The first jazz record I bought was Carmen Sings Monk.
My advice to new listeners is to listen with your heart and feel with your experiences.