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Vandermark 5: Annular Gift

Read "Annular Gift" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Parlando di Ken Vandermark si rischia a volte di ripetersi, specialmente quando si sottolinea - ed è sempre doveroso farlo - quanto il suo lavoro riesca sempre a muoversi con altissima qualità nell'esplorazione dei linguaggi contemporanei che tentano di sintetizzare creativamente il lessico afroamericano degli ultimi cinquant'anni. In questo senso il percorso dei Vandermark 5 è probabilmente quello più ...

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Vandermark 5: Annular Gift

Read "Annular Gift" reviewed by Troy Collins

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader Ken Vandermark has led his flagship ensemble, the Vandermark 5, through a decade's worth of personnel changes. Despite the band's rotating roster, the ensemble's sound has remained remarkably consistent. A powerhouse unit capable of serene delicacy as well as unfettered intensity, the quintet has won a legion of fans the world over ...

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The Vandermark 5: Annular Gift

Read "Annular Gift" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The Vandermark 5's Annular Gift is its most accessible and swinging recording to date. Recorded live (one reason) in Krakow, Poland, the quintet has come together (reason two) as a true aggregate of players.

This is their fifteenth official release (there have been some CD-Rs and compilation discs) and third for the Polish label Not Two. ...