Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Apologies for being AWOL
I haven't posted for weeks, and I feel bad about that. I have been adding music to my live365 site. I am filling it up gradually. I wish I had time to post play lists, but right now I don't.
I haven't entirely neglected my collecting. Today I acquired a rare disc: DKV Trio-Live In Wels & Chicago. It wasn't easy to come by. The V is reed player Ken Vandermark. Vandermark is one of the most inventive and expansive jazz artists I know of. His group The Vandermark Five has produced a number of astonishing recordings. I recommend Airports For Light, Burn the Incline, and Elements of Style.
The D is Hamid Drake on drums and the K is Kent Kessler on bass. This is a delicious and very edgy jazz trio. The recording and the playing is brilliant. The music is very soulful. I put a couple of cuts on my 365 site.