Made to Break "Before The Code"

Available dates from October 1st to 15th, 2015

ON TOUR IN 2016, from September 15 to October 2.

KEN VANDERMARK, reeds.  

TIM DAISY, percussion.  

CHRISTOF KURZMANN, electronics.

JASPER STADHOUDERS, bass.

MADE TO BREAK is improviser/composer Ken Vandermark's newest ensemble and his most radical. Combining elements of his interest and experience with the music of Ethiopia and the Ex, alongside the New Music ideas of John Cage and Morton Feldman, and mixing these with his perspective toward jazz and improvised music history, he has devised a compositional framework for the band that can be restructured for every performance and which deals with melody, sound, and rhythm in a completely unique way. This creative system gives the music of MADE TO BREAK an almost unprecedented flexibility and immediacy. The instrumentation of the quartet (drums, electric bass, electronics, and reeds) has given Vandermark an amazing palette of sounds to explore with each composition, but it is the individuals involved (with Tim Daisy, Christof Kurzmann, Jasper Stadhouders), and their diverse approaches to improvisation, that give the ensemble such a dynamic and spontaneous energy.

 

MADE TO BREAK in performance at the Ring Ring Festival in Belgrade in November 2014:

Pt. 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k7ApcjU2-c

Pt. 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWSylbDKHHM

 

Soundcloud audio track: "Sans Serif (for Betty Davis and Sleater Kinney)" from the album, Chercez La Femme (Trost).

https://soundcloud.com/ken-vandermark 

 

 Made To Break in performance at the Voll-Damm International Festival of Jazz in Barcelona, November 20, 2011

 

Soundcloud audio track: "Further (For John Cage)," a cut off of the MTB cd, Provoke.

 

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Chant/ Prevost/ Edwards

Presenting "All Change" their new Matchless Recordings release.

ON TOUR from September 14 to 19, 2015

ON TOUR from September 21 to 23, 2015

ON TOUR from December 14 to 17, 2015

Available to perform during the second half of January, 2016

Available to perform during all february, 2016

TOM CHANT, tenor and soprano sax.

JOHN EDWARDS, bass.

EDDIE PREVOST, drums.

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Digital Primitives

Lipsomuch/Soul Searchin'

On tour; available dates from October 29 to November 13, 2015

COOPER-MOORE diddley-bow, percussion, flute, ashimba, mouth bow, hoe-handle harp.
ASSIF TSAHAR tenor sax, bass clarinet.
CHAD TAYLOR drums.

VIDEOS :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clTpFF9kWyw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cal48Zlj_zA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9n9U7IqaKQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNpzC2HyOC4

WEBSITES:
http://hopscotchrecords.com/digiprim.html
http://www.hopscotchrecords.com/assif.html
http://www.chadtaylordrums.com/live/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper-Moore 

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Paal Nilssen-Love / Large Unit

Next tours in Europe :

Fall 2015, last available dates on tour : November 5, 6 and 8, 2015

Also, on request, available for festivals and special one-off events.

 

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit was established summer of 2013 and consists of Norway´s younger generation of improvising musicians.

JON RUNE STRØM, bass.  

ANDREAS WILDHAGEN, drums.  

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE, drums.  

MATS ÄLEKLINT, trombone.  

CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVENDSEN, bass.  

KLAUS HOLM, alto and baritone saxophone, Bb clarinet.

JULIE KJæR, alto saxophone and flute.

THOMAS JOHANSSON, trumpet.

PER ÅKE HOLMLANDER, tuba.

KETIL GUTVIK, guitar.

TOMMI KERANEN, electronics. 

 

First release is “First Blow”, a live recording from Molde Jazzfestival 2013; both on vinyl 12” EP and CD that are both sold out (!). Second out is a 4-LP box set and 3-CD box with material recorded during a tour of Norway in January/February 2014, which will be released in October 2014. Summer of 2014 saw the band busy at Moers Festival, Kongsberg Jazzfestival and the Blow Out festival in Oslo. Reviews from Moers claimed PNL Large Unit as one of the highlights of the festival.

The music is composed by Nilssen-Love but is open enough for the players to focus on interaction, free improvisation, sound, dynamics and energy. The band is stripped down to single players, duoes etc and at times split into several groups. The power of the whole groups is of course a treat in itself when in full blast. Traces of Nilssen-Love´s experience from groups like Peter Brötzmann Chicago tentet, Ken Vandermark´s Territory band and Frode Gjerstad´s Circulasione Totale Orchestra are of course evident. There is no doubt that Nilssen-Love has taken inspiration from his years in these bands but still with the aim to create a new group with a sound of it´s own.

Review of Molde concert in all about Jazz

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=45007&pg=8#.UfpDuRaf_ww

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Joe Morris Quartet

Available dates from December 3 to 9, 2015

JOE MORRIS, guitar.
MAT MANERI, violin.
CHRIS LIGHTCAP, bass.
GERALD CLEAVER, percussion.

They will present their new record "Balance" on Clean Feed Records.

Videos : Effort

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWUdGlFG19I

Reviews :
http://www.freejazzblog.org/2014/10/joe-morris-quartet-balance-clean-feed.html
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/balance-joe-morris-clean-feed-records-review-by-glenn-astarita.php

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Fall 2015, artists on tour, last available dates!

Shelter

Last available dates : September 21, 23, 26 and 28, 2015

NATE WOOLEY, trumpet.

KEN VANDERMARK, reeds.

JASPER STADHOUDERS, electric bass and guitar.

STEVE HEATHER, drums.

Chant/ Prevost/ Edwards

Presenting "All Change" their new Matchless Recordings release.

ON TOUR from September 14 to 19, 2015

ON TOUR from September 21 to 23, 2015

ON TOUR from December 14 to 17, 2015

Available to perform during the second half of January, 2016

Available to perform during all february, 2016

TOM CHANT, tenor and soprano sax.

JOHN EDWARDS, bass.

EDDIE PREVOST, drums.

Made To Break

Available dates from October 1st to 15th, 2015

ON TOUR from September 15 to October 2, 2016 

KEN VANDERMARK, reeds.

CHRISTOF KURZMANN, electronics.

JASPER STADHOUDERS bass.

TIM DAISY, percussion.

Paal Nilssen-Love / Large Unit

Last available dates : November 5, 6 and 8, 2015

JON RUNE STRØM, bass.

ANDREAS WILDHAGEN, drums.

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE, drums.

MATS ÄLEKLINT, trombone.

CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVENDSEN, bass.

KLAUS HOLM, alto and baritone saxophone, Bb clarinet.

JULIE KJæR, alto saxophone and flute.

THOMAS JOHANSSON, trumpet.

PER ÅKE HOLMLANDER, tuba.

KETIL GUTVIK, guitar.

TOMMI KERANEN, electronics.

Digital Primitives - Lipsomuch/Soul Searchin'

On tour; available dates from October 29 to November 13, 2015

COOPER-MOORE, diddley-bow, percussion, flute, ashimba, mouth bow, hoe-handle harp.

ASSIF TSAHAR, tenor sax, bass clarinet.

CHAD TAYLOR, drums.

DKV

Only available dates : November 6, 7 and 8, 2015

KEN VANDERMARK, saxos y clarinete.

KENT KESSLER, bajo.

HAMID DRAKE, batería.

Joe Morris Quartet

Available dates from December 3 to 9, 2015

JOE MORRIS, guitar.

MAT MANERI, violin.

CHRIS LIGHTCAP, bass.

GERALD CLEAVER, percussion.

 

On request for festivals and special events during the year :

DINO SALUZZI

Duos

Family group

EIVIND OPSVIK

Duo

Overseas

DIGITAL PRIMITIVES AFRICAN SOUL

SOLO DJA KABAKO, Vocal, Guitar.

GARIKAYI TIRIKOTI, M'bira, Hosho, Vocal.

MAMADOU DIABATE, Balafon.

COOPER - MOORE, the Diddley -bow, the Mouth Bow, the fretless banjo, flutes and voice.

ASSIF TSAHAR, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, M'bira.

CHAD TAYLOR, Precussion, Balafon, M'bira

KEN VANDERMARK

Solo

Side A

Made To Break

DKV or DKV + The Thing

Duo with Barry Guy

Duo with Nate Wooley(in cooperation with Danielle Oosterop)

Trio with Nate Wooley and Paul Lytton.

Trio with Eddie Prevóst and John Tilbury

Lean Left with Terrie Ex, Andy Moor and Paal Nilssen-Love

Fire Room with Paal Nilssen-Love and Lasse Marhaug

JOE MORRIS

Duos with : Agustí Fernandez or Nate Wooley

Trio with Agustí Fernandez and Nate Wooley

Quartet with Maneri, Lightcap and Cleaver

Spanish Donkey with Saft and Pride

Plymouth with Halvorson, Saft, Lightcap and Cleaver

BRYAN AND THE HAGGARDS

Play the music of Merle Haggard.

THE WHAMMIES

Play the music of Steve Lacy.

CHRISTOF KURZMANN

Duo with Marina Rosenfeld.

El Infierno Musical

Magic ID 

 

Also available on request :

CHEETAH BRAVA

DJ OLIVE

EYVIND KANG

INGEBRIGT HÅKER-FLATEN

SZILARD MEZEI

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Eivind Opsvik "Overseas"

Touring Europe in 2016, from March 16 to 27!


TONY MALABY, saxophone.

BRANDON SEABROOK, electric guitar.

JACOB SACKS, piano and organ.

EIVIND OPSVIK, upright bass.

KENNY WOLLESEN, drums.

 

We have pleasure in announcing a new musician in our international roster: Eivind Opsvik. Opsvik is a Norwegian musician who’s been living in New York since 1998. His main instrument is the upright bass, but he also spends time playing lap steel guitar, old keyboards and drums, composing music, recording, mixing and producing (he has a studio in the basement) and running a record label; Loyal Label.
His main projects are Overseas, Opsvik & Jennings and his solo project.

 

"Throughout the date, Opsvik's bold writing deftly juxtaposes nostalgia and modernity, yielding a truly unclassifiable hybrid. One of today's most compelling musical statements, Overseas IV is a fully realized effort whose equitable blend of folksy melody, neo-classical harmonic sophistication, and avant-garde improvisation transcends the limitations of genre." Troy Collins, Allaboutjazz

 

"I haven't yet heard Overseas I through III, but catching the series here at IV is quite a pleasure. Eivind Opsvik, with his instrumentally eclectic group, creates a world of unfolding soundscapes that run the gamut from precious to powerful. It's an excellent collection of music that packs a lot of surprises." Paul Acquaro, Free jazzblog

 

http://eivindopsvik.bandcamp.com/album/overseas-iv

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Ralph Alessi "Baida" Quartet

RALPH ALESSI trumpet.

GARY VERSACE piano.  

DREW GRESS bass.

NASHEET WAITS drums.

 

The Baida Quartet with Gary Versace, Drew Gress and Nasheet Waits will release another recording on ECM Records in early 2016. The record is tentatively titled Mirror Mind and is again a collection of Alessi's original compositions.

 

 

http://player.ecmrecords.com/ralph-alessi--baida 

*Booking in all Europe except Belgium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands-Kati Van De Velde/Red Cat Artists and Italy Toti Cannistraro/Caleidoscopio Jazz

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Lean Left

Back on the road in 2016, from May 22 to June 1st!

Lean Left throws together two explosive duos - the sax/drums collision course of Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilsson-Love with the piledriving guitarists from The Ex - to make up a positively apocalyptic quartet: an elemental musical force featuring Grade A international players zoning in and scrambling together rock, jazz, noise and blistering free improv into a highly-charged onstage assault, each member taking their sounds and bodies to the edge and often snapping out of the wilds and into glorious passages of regular rhythm. 

 

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Coming tours...

EIVIND OPSVIK "OVERSEAS"

On tour in 2016, from March 16 to 27.

RALPH ALESSI "BAIDA" Quartet

ON TOUR from March 14 to April 3, 2016

RALPH ALESSI trumpet.

GARY VERSACE piano.

DREW GRESS bass.

NASHEET WAITS drums.

*Booking in all Europe except Belgium-Kati Van De Velde/Red Cat Artists and Italy Toti Cannistraro/Caleidoscopio Jazz

NATE / KEN

ON TOUR from May 13 to 21, 2016

NATE WOOLEY, trumpet.

KEN VANDERMARK, clarinet, tenor and baritone saxophone.

OTOMO & PAAL

SHORT VISIT from May 18 to 20, 2016

OTOMO YOSHIHIDE: guitar.

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE: drums.

LEAN LEFT

The Ex Guitars meets Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo

ON TOUR from May 22 until June 1, 2016

KEN VANDERMARK: tenor saxophone & Bb clarinet.

ANDY MOOR: right guitar.

TERRIE EX: left guitar.

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE: drums.

DEK

ON TOUR from October 3 to 16, 2016

DIDI KERN, drums.

ELISABETH HARNIK, piano.

KEN VANDERMARK: tenor saxophone & Bb clarinet. 

THE WHAMMIES

Play the music of Steve Lacy.

ON TOUR from October 1 to 8, 2016

JORRIT DIJSTRA saxes.

JEB BISHOP trombone.

MARY OLIVER violin.

PANDELIS KARAYORGIS piano.

JASON ROBKE bass.

HAN BENNINK drums.

 

Soon, more to be announced, keep alert!

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Shelter

NATE WOOLEY, trumpet. KEN VANDERMARK, reeds. JASPER STADHOUDERS, electric bass and guitar. STEVE HEATHER, drums.

 

20/9/2015  Incubate Festival, Tilburg (Netherland)

21/9/2015 Lille (France)

22/9/2015 Cafe Mir, Oslo (Norway)

24/9/2015 Blue Tomato, Vienna (Austria)

25/9/2015 Jazzit Musik Club, Salzburg (Austria)

26/9/2015 Club Manufaktur, Schorndorf (Germany)

27/9/2015 Jazz in Leer, Leer (Germany)

28/9/2015 De Ruimte, Amsterdam (Netherland)

29/9/2015 Sound in Motion, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp (Belgium)

30/9/2015 Instants Chavirés, Paris (France)

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Made to Break

KEN VANDERMARK, reeds. TIM DAISY, percussion. CHRISTOF KURZMANN, electronics. JASPER STADHOUDERS, bass.

 

7/10/2015 Bucarest (Romania)

8/10/2015 Rock Palace, Madrid

9/10/2015 Sunset Jazz Club, Girona

10/10/2015 El Puerto de Santa María (Spain)

15/10/2015 Blue Tomato, Vienna (Austria)

16/10/2015 Florence (Italy)

17/10/15 Jazz e.V. Dachau, Munich (Germany)

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Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit

JON RUNE STRØM, bass.  ANDREAS WILDHAGEN, drums.  PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE, drums.  MATS ÄLEKLINT, trombone.  CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVENDSEN, bass.  KLAUS HOLM, alto and baritone saxophone, Bb clarinet. JULIE KJæR, alto saxophone and flute. THOMAS JOHANSSON, trumpet. PER ÅKE HOLMLANDER, tuba. KETIL GUTVIK, guitar. TOMMI KERANEN, electronics. BORRE MOLSTAD, tuba.

 

 

28/10/2105  Kongsberg (Norway)

29/10/2015 GOteborg (Sweden)

30/10/2015 Aarhus (Denmark)

31/10/2015 Tampere (Finland)

1/11/2015 Moscow (Russia)

2/11/2015 Warsaw (Poland)

3/11/2015 Warsaw (Poland)

7/11/2015 Berlin (Germany)

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PROXIMAMENTE
September 2015
Shelter
20/09/15  Incubate Festival  Tilburg (The Netherlands)
21/09/15  tbc Lille  Lille (France)
22/09/15  Cafe Mir  Oslo (Norway)
24/09/15  Blue Tomato  Vienna (Austria)
25/09/15  Jazzit Musik Club  Salzburg (Austria)
26/09/15  Club Manufaktur  Schorndorf (Germany)
27/09/15  Jazz in Leer  Leer (Germany)
28/09/15  De Ruimte  Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
29/09/15  Sound in Motion / Zuiderpershuis  Antwerp (Belgium)
30/09/15  Instants Chavirés  Paris (France)
October 2015
Made to Break "Before The Code"
07/10/15  tbc Bucarest  Bucarest (Romania)
08/10/15  Rock Palace  Madrid (Spain)
09/10/15  Sunset Jazz Club  Girona (Spain)
10/10/15  tbc El Puerto de Santa María  El Puerto de Santa María (Spain)
15/10/15  Blue Tomato  Vienna (Austria)
16/10/15  tbc Florence  Florence (Italy)
17/10/15  Jazz e.V. Dachau  Munchen (Germany)
Digital Primitives
29/10/15  tbc Valencia  ()
Paal Nilssen-Love / Large Unit
27/10/15  Stockholm Jazz Festival  Stockholm (Sweden)
28/10/15  tbc Kongsberg  ()
29/10/15  tbc Göteborg  Göteborg (Sweden)
30/10/15  tbc Aarhus  Aarhus (Denmark)
31/10/15  Tampere Jazz Happening  Tampere (Finland)
November 2015
Paal Nilssen-Love / Large Unit
01/11/15  tbc Moscow  Moscow (Russia)
02/11/15  IndArt Zone Pardon, To Tu  Warsaw (Poland)
03/11/15  IndArt Zone Pardon, To Tu  Warsaw (Poland)
07/11/15  Berliner Festspiele  Berlín (Germany)
Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman
12/11/15  Universidad de Cantabria  Santander (Spain)
Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians
13/11/15  tbc Spain  ()
15/11/15  tbc Spain  ()
Digital Primitives
14/11/15  La Malterie  Lille (France)
15/11/15  La Malterie  Lille (France)
Peter Evans Quintet
24/11/15  tbc Spain  ()
December 2015
Joe Morris Quartet
02/12/15  Culturgest  Lisbon (Portugal)