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Made To Break: F4 Fake

Read "F4 Fake" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you count their three download-only releases from 2016, F4 Fake by Ken Vandermark's Made To Break is the band's ninth release since forming in 2011. This is significant because like his quintet Vandermark 5, which existed from 1996 until 2010, this quartet and his ensemble Marker are the main drivers for the trailblazing composer. Not ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Jon Irabagon, Charlie Parker, New Releases And Archive Picks

Read "Jon Irabagon, Charlie Parker, New Releases And Archive Picks" reviewed by Bob Osborne

A focus on the recent album from Jon Irabagon, a trio of Charlie Parker related tunes, a song in remembrance of Randy Weston and lots more... Playlist Jon Irabagon “The Demon Barber of Fleet Week" from Dr. Quixotic's Traveling Exotics (Irrabagast) 00:00 Randy Weston “Blues for Strayhorn" from Monterey '66 (Verve) 12:20 Wayne ...

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A Musical Portrait of Ken Vandermark

Read "A Musical Portrait of Ken Vandermark" reviewed by Centro d'Arte Padova

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, ...

Before The Code

Label: Trost Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Dial the Number (for Agnes Varda); Off – Picture No. 119 (for Joshua Oppenheimer); Window Breaking Hammer (for Rainer Werner Fassbinder).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Made To Break: Before The Code

Read "Before The Code" reviewed by Mark Corroto

No band has ever attempted to bridge the sounds of free improvisation, funk, and electronics before Ken Vandermark formed the quartet Made To Break. The groups fourth release Before The Code pushes the musical envelope a bit more into the stratosphere, maybe even into the musical mesosphere. The saxophonist and composer whose credits include ...

Cherchez La Femme

Label: Trost Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Sans Serif (for Betty Davis and Sleater Kinney); Capital BZlack )for Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell); The Other Lottery (for Helen Levitt and Susan Meiselas).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Made To Break: Cherchez La Femme

Read "Cherchez La Femme" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Conceived in 2011, the electric/acoustic ensemble Made To Break has had the opportunity to tour and evolve as an improvising unit. The result, their third disc recorded in 2013, Cherchez La Femme reveals a truly engaged band. That statement wouldn't be unexpected if we were talking about a rock group or a jazz band for that ...

Provoke

Label: Burp Publications
Released: 2013

Lacerba

Label: Burp Publications
Released: 2013


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