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Roadwork 1: New Orleans (For Ed Blackwell, Irma Thomas & Allen Toussaint)
“As part of the special edition Marker live box set "Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1", we are happy to release Systems vs. Artifacts digital album of Roadwork 1.
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.”
Roadwork 2: Atlanta (For James Brown, Marion Brown and Mary Lou Williams)
“As part of the special edition Marker live box set "Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1", we are happy to release Systems vs. Artifacts digital album of Roadwork 2.
Recorded by Andrew Wiggins at The Earl, Atlanta on January 31, 2018. Mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.”
“As part of the special edition Marker live box set "Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1", we are happy to release Systems vs. Artifacts digital album of Homework 1.
Recorded by Dave Zuchowski at The Hungry Brain, Chicago on February 18, 2018. Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio. ”
Ig Henneman Kwintet
“"… Her compositions inspire performances which are anything but ordinary, the collective improvising often breathtaking. The balance between melody and abstraction, rhythmic drive and ballad tones, keep it all sounding brilliantly right. In Grassetto feautures exciting bass clarinet Hein Pijnenburg, with Bart van der Putten's alto, Wilbert de Joode's bass, and Fred van Duynhoven's drums. They execute Henneman's turns magnificently. The leader has an original touch on viola." --Doug Lang CODA Magazine 1999”
Ab Baars + Mariëtte Rouppe van der Voort
Veer and Haul
“…Rouppe van der Voort performs miracles in dexterity on the piccolo in "E si fussi pisci", turning it into a penny whistle sliding out of control. Stopping on a dime 45 seconds before the end of the piece, she prompts a quiet and fragile coda that is so perfect you'll go back to the booklet to make sure it was not scored. Other highlights include the busy and playful title track, the tender "Duet for John and Bob" and "Bells," where Baars launches into a soulful non-idiomatic tenor sax solo. Veer and Haul is a title that evokes big ships performing clumsy maneuvers, but Baars and Rouppe van der Voort's lines are sketching a fascinating dance". --François Couture, All Music Guide ”
“Audiographic Records presents the newest sonic documents from Marker! There are a handful left of the first Special Edition on AGR, a 3 CD boxset featuring all the recordings also released as digital albums on the Systems vs. Artifacts imprint- ROADWORK 1: New Orleans (for Ed Blackwell, Irma Thomas, and Allen Toussaint), Roadwork 2: Atlanta (for James Brown, Marion Brown, and Mary Lou Williams), Homework 1: Chicago (for Muhal Richard Abrams, Curtis Mayfield, and Dinah Washington).
This music was recorded at two performances during the group's tour in January and February of the Southeast, in New Orleans and Atlanta, and at the concert in Chicago that concluded the trip. All the material illustrates the development of the compositions and aesthetic strategies included on Marker's first album, Wired For Sound, which received 5 stars from the Free Jazz Collective, as well as other accolades. With this new collection from the group, listeners will be able to hear how far the collaborative work of Andrew Clinkman (guitar), Steve Marquette (guitar), Macie Stewart (keyboard, violin), Phil Sudderberg (guitar), and Ken Vandermark (reeds) has come since their initial album was released.”
Rodrigo Amado, Joe McPhee Kent Kessler & Chris Corsano
A History of Nothing
“"A History of Nothing, [Amado's] debut on the Austrian Trost Records, features five improv-centric tunes authored and sculpted by the same quartet that made This Is Our Language (Not Two Records, 2012) a reference in the genre. Namely, Joe McPhee on soprano saxophone and pocket trumpet, Kent Kessler on double bass, and Chris Corsano on drums.
Amado’s quartet is in peak form, exerting another biting album that comprehends both volcanic and ruminative sonic layers. Just let the freedom touch you while enjoying this finely calibrated commotion." (Filipe Freitas)
Queen Mab Trio
Galina U (from Ig Henneman Collected)
“Galina U has been compiled from compositions that Henneman contributed to the Queen Mab Trio albums, See Saw and Thin Air, along with ‘Overtoom’, from a previously unreleased recording session. For See Saw Henneman contributed three tracks: ‘Marilyn L’, ‘Lori F’ and ‘Galina U’. The latter is an evocative ode to the Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya, in which Henneman endeavours to mirror Ustvolskaya’s idiom with ominous, compelling rhythms and piano chords hammered out with full force, and she succeeds in coming unmistakably close while fortunately retaining her own vocabulary.
Marilyn Lerner – piano;
Lori Freedman – bass clarinet / clarinet
Ig Henneman – viola ”