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Ken Vandermark's TOPOLOGY Nonet w/Joe McPhee: Impressions Of Po Music

Read "Impressions Of Po Music" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Food scientists know that human taste buds favor three items, sweet, salty and fat. Although abundant today, our prehistoric ancestors scavenged for these scarce commodities. A musical arranger, like a great chef, can serve up delectable music by skillfully combining the three tastes.

Our chef, the musical impresario Ken Vandermark, organized this nonet tribute to ...

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The Engines: Wire and Brass

Read "Wire and Brass" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The second disc by the Chicago collaboration known as The Engines is a live date recorded at the Hungry Brain in April of 2008. Each player, a talented leader in his own right, adds equal measure to create music that dodges inside and out of composed direction and free form improvising.

Originally organized as ...