Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vandermark 5 in Bergen

I almost forgot to tell you about the  Vandermark 5 concert in Bergen on Friday!
The band is Tim Daisy (dr), Kent Kessler (b), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Dave Rempis (sax) and Ken Vandermark (sax).
The audience at the Bergen Jazzforum went wild (OK, the Norwegian way at least) with the band´s  modern jazz,  with traces of contemporary classical, bop, free jazz, rock and even more I guess. I loved it when cello player  Lonberg-Holm really got going.

Vandermark 5 Special Edition, with Magnus Broo (tp) and Håvar Wiik (p) just released a double album named "The Horse Jumps and The Ship is Gone" on Not Two. It sounds great, so just get it!

The concert was a double bill with Atomic, who also did a strong set (as usual), but this night I think Vandermark 5 won the audience.

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