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Vandermark 5 new double-CD The Color of Memory out 9/13


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---> The Vandermark 5
---> “The Color of Memory" Double-CD (Atavistic)
---> Release Date: September 13, 2005

On this, their first studio double-album (released on Chicago's stalwart Atavistic label), the band once again raises the bar for improvised and exploratory musics. Continuing to abandon tradition, The Vandermark 5 unleash an album which truly sets them apart from any other working band today, jazz or otherwise.

“The Color of Memory" is comprised of material developed and composed while on tour in Europe in March 2004 (the tour in which the group held a 5-day residency in Krakow, and is documented on the “Alchemia" 12-cd boxset). The ensemble also performed and honed these pieces while on a double-bill tour with the Scandinavian group Atomic, in North America during the following summer. The “Flammable Material Box" is an unique documentation of this June 2004 tour.

This is also the last album with original member Jeb Bishop (trombone), and here more than any other recording, is a classic demonstration of the physical drive and energy he has given to the group. While Jeb's contributions will be greatly missed, the ensemble is eager to explore new sonic avenues, as evidenced by the recent inclusion of Fred Lonberg-Holm on Cello.

The Vandermark 5 will celebrate the release of “The Color Of Memory" at the Green Mill Lounge in Chicago on Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st. The ensemble will embark on tour in North America and Europe beginning Fall 2005.

The discography and related work listed below are only partial listings:

Vandermark 5 Discography:

“Single Piece Flow" CD (Atavistic, 1997)
“Target or Flag" CD (Atavistic, 1998)
“Vandermark 5 Vs. Santo" CD-R (Salvage Sound Syndicate, 1999)
“Simpatico" CD (Atavistic, 1999)
“Burn The Incline" & “Free Jazz Classics" DCD (Atavistic, 2000)
“Acoustic Machine" & “Free Jazz Classics Vol.2" DCD (Atavistic, 2001)
“Free Jazz Classics Vol. 1 & 2" DCD (Atavistic, 2002)
“Airports for Light" & “Six For Rollins" DCD (Atavistic, 2003)
“Elements of Style, Exercises in Surprise" & “Free Kings: The
Music of Roland Kirk" DCD (Atavistic, 2004)
“Flammable Material" Poster/Live CD Boxset (Atavistic 2004)
“Alchemia" 12-cd box set (Not Two, 2005)


Ken Vandermark Solo:
“Furniture Music" CD (Okkadisk, 2003)

Ken Vandermark's Joe Harriott Project:
“Straight Lines" CD (Atavistic, 1999)

“Dual Pleasure 1" CD (Smalltown Supersound, 2002)
“Dual Pleasure 2" DCD (Smalltown Supersound, 2004)

DKV Trio:
“Baraka" CD (Okka Disk, 1997)
“Live in Wells & Chicago" DCD (Okka Disk 1999)
“Trigonometry" DCD (Okka Disk, 2002)
“Double Or Nothing" W/AALY Trio CD (Okka Disk, 2002)

Free Fall:
“Furnace" CD (Wobbly Rail, 2003)
“Amsterdam Funk" CD (Smalltown Supersound 2005) -- >BRAND NEW!

FME (Free Music Ensemble):
“FME" CD (Okkadisk, 2002)
“Underground" CD (Okkadisk, 2004)
“Cuts" CD (Okkadisk, 2005) -- > BRAND NEW!

Peter Brotzmann's Chicago Tentet:
“Peter Brotzmann - The Chicago Octet/Tentet" TCD (Okkadisk, 1998)
“Stone/Water" CD (Okkadisk, 2000)
“Broken English" CD (Okkadisk, 2002)
“Short Visit To Nowhere" CD (Okkadisk, 2002)
“Signs" and “Images" CD set (Okkadisk, 2004)
“Be Music, Night" CD (Okkadisk, 2005)

“No One Ever Works Alone CD (Okkadisk, 2004)

Spaceways Incorporated:
“Thirteen Cosmic Standards" CD (Atavistic, 2000)
“Version Soul" CD (Atavistic, 2002)
“Radiale" W/Zu CD (Atavistic, 2004)

Territory Band:
#1 - “Transatlantic Bridge" CD (Okkadisk, 2001)
#2 - “Atlas" CD (Okkadisk, 2002)
#3 - “Map Theory" DCD (Okkadisk, 2004)

“Expansion Slang" CD (Boxholder, 2000)
“Gambit" CD (Clean Feed, 2004)

Coming soon: new and improved www.kenvandermark.com! Visit www.Atavistic.com, www.Okkadisk.com and www.Billions.com for more information and tour dates.

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