The material was recorded at three concerts during the group's tour of the Southeast, in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Chicago.
The ensemble's first album, "Wired For Sound," received 5 stars from the Free Jazz Collective, as well as other accolades. With this new collection from Marker listeners will be able to hear how far the band has come since that initial album was released."
released July 16, 2018
CD 1: ROADWORK New Orleans (for Ed Blackwell, Irma Thomas, and Allen Toussaint)
Recorded by Danny Kadar and Joe Stolarick at The Mint during The Instigation Festival, New Orleans on January 25, 2018. Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.
CD 2: ROADWORK Atlanta (for James Brown, Marion Brown, and Mary Lou Williams)
Recorded by Andrew Wiggins at The Earl, Atlanta on January 31, 2018. Mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.
CD 3: HOMEWORK Chicago (for Muhal Richard Abrams, Curtis Mayfield, and Dinah Washington)
Recorded by Dave Zuchowski at The Hungry Brain, Chicago on February 18, 2018. Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.
Compositions by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP-Cien Fuegos)
Design by Federico Peñalva.
Cover photographs by Ken Vandermark
Band photograph by Julia Dratel
supported by 48 fans who also own “Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1 (3CD Box Set)”
Total mastery of patience, time, and drama create a constantly engaging journey that never gets tiresome or same-y: in fact the harder you listen the better it gets! Somehow Sorey et al. find a way to combine the deep listening and spontaneous interaction of the best jazz with the sense of every tone and sound being worth a universe of listening, which could be equally from Cage and Feldman or the accompaniment to an ancient ritual.
The recording/engineering is absolutely perfect as well. Giles