The Vandermark 5

Free Jazz Classics, Vols. 1-2

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This release compiles and makes available for wider release the limited-edition bonus discs from the last two Vandermark 5 records, Burn the Incline and Acoustic Machine. On both, the band lovingly works over pieces by many of the pillars in free jazz, from Ornette to Giuffre, Ra to Hemphill. The exciting repertoire remains fresh (these compositions haven't exactly been overexposed) and gives the musicians plenty of room to groove and work their chops...which, by now, these Chicago players certainly have enough of to pull off this tribute project with excellent results.

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