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What Thomas Bernhard Saw

by Audio One

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Olga Kivius
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Olga Kivius "Audio One" is the excellent K.Vandermark's new project for free-jazz large ensemble. This is already its 3rd recording. I suspect, it's not necessary to say that all these albums sound powerful, amazing and extremely creative, all the members are musicians of high-class level and this shouldn't surprise that they make the outstanding music. Vibraphone adds some unusual flavour that reminds me to ECM releases of 1970s, while drums sometimes almost cross the boundaries of modern jazz-rock. Great!
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley A total gem from Ken Vandermark's Audiographic Records imprint.
He writes quite brilliantly for large ensembles (for my money, the best there is in this department) and has the ability to constantly bring out the absolute best from his collaborators....(4/5ths of the V5 are present here as well as a fair amount of the rest of Chicago's finest).
This stuff is so hard to do well, let alone exceptionally (as in this instance)!
Live and unrepeatable; a unique document that defies categorization...
Support this label please, it is immediate, momentous and necessary music.
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Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone
Jeb Bishop: trombone
Josh Berman: cornet
Tim Daisy: drums
Nick Macri: acoustic and electric bass
Nick Mazzarella: alto saxophone
Jen Paulson: viola
Dave Rempis: saxophones
Ken Vandermark: reeds
Mars Williams: reeds


released December 24, 2015

All compositions by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP- Cien Fuegos)

Recorded by Dave Zuchowski and performed by Audio One in concert at Constellation, Chicago, on August 23rd, and at the Sugar Maple, Milwaukee on August 24th, 2014. Mixed with assistance by Ken Vandermark and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Door Studio. Produced by Ken Vandermark for Audiographic Records.

Thanks to the musicians; to Dave Zuchowski for work above and beyond, and to Wendy V.; to the staff at Constellation and the Sugar Maple; to Ellen Major; to Adrienne Pierluissi her ongoing support of the music; and to all the listeners.

Cover photo by Ken Vandermark
Band photo by Stephanie Bassos
Album design by Fede Peñalva


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