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by Nic Jones
Yes, yes and thrice yes. That's one for each member of this reed and drums trio, as the music is so democratic that leaving anyone out would be an affront, especially when it evokes the spirits at the same time as it celebrates the timeless virtues of musical character.
One of the drummers is Robert Barry, a one-time stalwart of the Sun Ra Arkestra and thus a man with a pedigree; the other is Tim Daisy, who appeared in a ...read more
by Troy Collins
Gate is the second release by the Sound In Action Trio, yet another of multi-instrumentalist and composer Ken Vandermark's many ensembles. Unique among his many intriguing groups, the lineup consists solely of Vandermark and two drummers, each from a very different background. Tim Daisy, the resident drummer in the Vandermark 5, shares duties with drummer Frank Rosaly in saxophonist Dave Rempis' Percussion Quartet. As a seminal member of Sun Ra's Arkestra, Robert Barry has a decade of experience collaborating with ...read more