John Cratchley This is one awesome band and it doesn't convene that often (more's the pity)...originally an LP only release,I seem to remember,it's great to have this released by Catalytic Sound.It is a wonderful album...driving,gutsy,raw energy;it's unclassifiable (manna from heaven for me!) and it's live!! In my estimation there are five contemporary jazz composers/players who are the 21st Century vanguard and Ken Vandermark is one of them...(the other four? John Zorn,Dave Douglas,Tim Berne and Bill Frisell...there's a book to be written there!).