Made to Break

ON TOUR IN 2016, last available dates: October 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30.

KEN VANDERMARK, reeds.  

TIM DAISY, percussion.  

CHRISTOF KURZMANN, electronics.

JASPER STADHOUDERS, bass.

 

The group returns to Europe in October of 2016, after a spring tour of North America, a new recording session for Trost, a special project with Nate Wooley and C. Spencer Yeh, and the presentation of a 3 CD boxset from Audiographic Records. 


 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.

 

Spring 2016 US tour reviews:

Vandermark's full-bodied playing and Christof Kurzmann's soupy electronic loops invigorated a seemingly inexhaustible pile of monster funk riffs that sounded reminiscent of Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi-era ensemble, unwaveringly propelled by the dynamic rhythm section of Jasper Stadhouders and Tim Daisy.

The formal approach of post-free jazzers like Made To Break (and other recent high-profile players like Robert Glasper and Kamasi Washington) is not necessarily novel, but the way in which it is deployed to explore an ever-expanding range of textures, as opposed to the more melody-and-harmony-based experiments of their forebears, continues to hold out new promise and new territory for mapping. 

 

https://nowtoronto.com/music/concert-reviews/made-to-break-review/

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/made-to-break-brian-case-kurzmann-barnes-duo/Event?oid=21679528 

 

 

Before The Code US reviews:

"No band has ever attempted to bridge the sounds of free improvisation, funk, and electronics before Ken Vandermark formed the quartet Made To Break. The groups fourth release Before The Code pushes the musical envelope a bit more into the stratosphere, maybe even into the musical mesosphere." 4 stars

-Mark Corroto, All About Jazz, October 30, 2015

 

"Out of Ken Vandermark's many bands and projects, Made to Break proves to be, time and again, the vessel for his most creative outbursts and boldest ideas. Before the Code, the quartet's fourth LP, is no different, rising from the intersection of free jazz, free improvisation, experimental electronic music, contemporary classical music, and enriched with distorted funk grooves. An amalgamation of styles that miraculously works out into an abstract, but coherent and at times hard-hitting whole." 4 and 1/2 stars

-Antonio Poscic, The Free Jazz Collective, February 1, 2016 

 

 

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 tracks can be found through this link:

https://soundcloud.com/ken-vandermark 

 

Videos :

Made to Break - Live at Control Club, Bucharest
Made to Break / Ken Vandermark / 12.11.2014. Rex / Belgrade
MTB Live in Europe 2014


Websites :

http://kenvandermark.com/2014/01/the-evolution-of-ken-vandermarks-made-to-break/
http://www.trost.at/
https://trostrecords.bandcamp.com/releases   

 http://blogs.elpais.com/muro-de-sonido/2013/03/made-to-break-romper-antes-de-usar-.html
 
Made To Break in performance at the Voll-Damm International Festival of Jazz in Barcelona, November 20, 2011

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Dino Saluzzi Group

2016: On tour from October 18 to November 14.

 

2017: Available in Europe; looking for festival concerts and special events. 


  
 
 

DINO SALUZZI: bandoneon.   

JOSÉ MARÍA SALUZZI: guitar, requinto guitar.  

FÉLIX “Cuchara” SALUZZI: tenor saxophone, clarinet.   

MATÍAS SALUZZI: electric bass, double bass.

U.T. GANDHI: drums, percussion.



Special project on request:

Dino Saluzzi group + Orchestra "El Encuentro"

Dino Saluzzi's new music for orchestra and soloists characteristically glides through the borders between the idioms. A Saluzzi composition can, from one minute to the next, be "serious", "popular", "traditional", "experimental, even if these style divisions barely exist for a bandoneonist who prefers to see his work as "simply an expression of innocence". "El Encuentro" was recorded live in Amsterdam with the Metropole Orchestra in February 2009 and issued in time for Dino's 75th birthday in May, now is ready to be performed everywhere!


http://player.ecmrecords.com/saluzzi

http://ecmreviews.com/2013/06/29/el-encuentro/ 

http://www.saluzzimusic.com.ar/

http://player.ecmrecords.com/dino-saluzzi-group--el-valle-de-la-infancia#

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/05/dino-saluzzi-group-el-valle-de-la-infancia-review-bandoneon

www.twitter.com/saluzzimusic

http://saluzzimusic.tumblr.com/

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Paal Nilssen-Love / Large Unit

Next tours in Europe :

 November 25 to December 3rd, 2016

 

2017-18 next tour periods :

April 3 to 9, 2017.

May 24 to June 4, 2017.

October 23 to November 12, 2017.

June 11 to 24, 2018 

 

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.


Youtube playlist.

 

Reviews.

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Atomic

FREDRIK LJUNGKVIST,  reeds. MAGNUS BROO, trumpet. HAVARD WIIK, piano. INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN, bass. HANS HULBAEKMO, drums.

* Representation only in Spain in collaboration with Danielle Oosterop Music Management.  www.oosterop.com

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Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot solo

En gira, fechas disponibles del 27 de abril al 8 de mayo de 2016

MARC RIBOT, solo

 

Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians + Strings

En gira, fechas disponibles del 7 al 24 de julio de 2016

MARC RIBOT, guitarra.

MARY HALVORSON, guitarra.

JAMAALADEEN TACUMA, bajo.

GRANT CALVIN WESTON, batería.

Videos :

Do it any way you wanna

The Hustle

TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)

Websites:

http://marcribot.com/young-philadelphians

Ceramic Dog

Del 26 de octubre al 6 de noviembre de 2016.

MARC RIBOT guitars, vocals, bass.

SHAHZAD ISMAILY baas, Moog, electronics.

CHES SMITH drums, electronics..

International Jazz Festival Montreal 2011

* Representation ONLY in Spain, in collaboration with Saudades Tourneen (www.saudades.at)

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Summer 2016 : Vandermark, Morris, Opsvik, Nilssen-Love, Alessi, Saluzzi!

JULY - AUGUST

KEN VANDERMARK

Solo

Side A with Wiik and Taylor

Made To Break with Kurzmann, Stadhouders and Daisy

Duos with: Barry Guy,

Nate Wooley  (in cooperation with Danielle Oosterop)

or Paal Nilssen-Love.

 

Trios: with Nate Wooley and Paul Lytton.

And 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

 

http://kenvandermark.com/

 

 

JOE MORRIS


Duos with :

Agustí Fernandez or Nate Wooley

Trio with:

Evan Parker and Nate Wooley

Agustí Fernandez and Nate Wooley

Quartet with:

Maneri, Lightcap and Cleaver

Spanish Donkey with Saft and Pride

Shock Axis with Cretella and Parmalee

 

http://www.joe-morris.com/

 

EIVIND OPSVIK


Duo : Opsvik & Jennings

Overseas

A Thousand Ancestors

 

http://eivindopsvik.com/

http://www.loyallabel.com

http://www.opsvikandjennings.com

 

PAAL NILSSEN- LOVE


Duo with Ken Vandermark

Large Unit


http://www.paalnilssen-love.com/

Facebook page

Twitter

PNL Records Bandcamp

Reviews

SoundCloud

Youtube playlist

All About Jazz profile

 

RALPH ALESSI


Baida Quartet

 

http://www.ralphalessi.com/live/

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

 

DINO SALUZZI


Dino Saluzzi Family group

 

Dino Saluzzi Family group

+ Orchestra "El Encuentro

 

http://www.saluzzimusic.com.ar/

http://player.ecmrecords.com/dino-saluzzi-group--el-valle-de-la-infancia#

Review at The Guardian

Twitter

http://saluzzimusic.tumblr.com/

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Coming tours...

RALPH ALESSI "BAIDA" Quartet

ON TOUR from March 10 to 20, 2016

RALPH ALESSI trumpet.

GARY VERSACE piano.

DREW GRESS bass.

NASHEET WAITS drums.

 

LARGE UNIT
 

ON TOUR from March 28 to April 13, 2016

2016 next tour periods :

September 19th to 25th and November 23rd to December 3rd

 

MATS ÄLEKLINT trombone
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
JON RUNE STRØM bass
ANDREAS WILDHAGEN drums
CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVENDSEN bass
PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE drums

 

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 22, 2016

OTOMO YOSHIHIDE: guitar.

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE: drums.

 

KEN VANDERMARK
solo

ON TOUR from May 22 to 25, 2016

KEN VANDERMARK, clarinet, tenor and baritone saxophone.

 

PAAL & KEN

ON TOUR from May 25 to 30, 2016

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE: drums.
KEN VANDERMARK, clarinet, tenor and baritone saxophone.  

 

LEAN LEFT

The Ex Guitars meets Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo

ON TOUR from May 31 until June 4, 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.

 

MADE TO BREAK

ON TOUR from October 17 to 30, 2016

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

 

 

Soon, more to be announced, keep alert!

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The Whammies

Play the music of Steve Lacy.


EN GIRA: del 1 al 8 de octubre de 2016


JORRIT DIJSTRA saxos.
JEB BISHOP trombón.
MARY OLIVER violín.
PANDELIS KARAYORGIS piano.
JASON ROBKE bajo.
FRANK ROSALY batería.

 

Videos :
The Whammies - Trickles
Letter
Revolutionary Suicide

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Donny McCaslin's Fast Future

DONNY McCASLIN, saxo tenor.  

JASON LINDNER, piano y fender rodhes.  

TIM LEFEBVRE, bajo eléctrico.  

MARK GUILIANA, batería.

 

En Europa, de gira entre el 1 y el 20 de noviembre de 2016

 

Saber que fueron los escogidos por David Bowie para tocar y grabar su último disco Black Star, puede dar una idea de su excelencia... Love and Living, es un buen ejemplo, !a disfrutar! 

It was in many ways a dream come true although I'm not sure I could have dreamed of such a thing. And now I'm equal parts sad and grateful for everything that has happened. David Bowie was an inspiration to work with and Blackstar is a testament to the time Mark Guiliana, Tim Lefevbre, Jason Lindner, Ben Monder, and I spent with him last year.

-Donny -

 

* Representation only in Spain in collaboration with Mike Epstein & Co. http://www.epsteinco.com/

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Made to Break returns to Europe

CHRISTOF KURZMANN, electronics.  

KEN VANDERMARK, tenor sax, clarinet.

JASPER STADHOUDERS, bass.  

TIM DAISY, percussion.

 

The group returns to Europe in Autumn. from October 17th to 30th, after a spring tour of North America, a new recording session for Trost, a special project with Nate Wooley and C. Spencer Yeh, and the presentation of a 3 CD boxset from Audiographic Records. 

 

MADE TO BREAK in performance
Antwerp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7VnT7Xxj1w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jklD-0yrmY0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNCxKwDKcDU
Florence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0may9bFo-g
Soundcloud audio tracks from the album, Before The Code (Trost):
"Dial The Number (For Agnes Varda)"
"Off-Picture No. 119 (for Joshua Oppenheimer)"
https://soundcloud.com/ken-vandermark

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Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen-Love

KEN VANDERMARK, reeds. PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE, drums.

 

25/5/2016 Theatre House Juras Varti, Ventspils (Latvia)

26/5/2016 De Ruimte, Amsterdam (Netherland)

27/6/2016  Kreuzung an sankt Helena, Bonn (Germany)

29/6/2016 Pardon To Tu, Warsaw (Poland)

4/6/2016 Kerava Jazz Festival, Kerava (Finland)

6/6/2016 Café Berlín, Madrid

8/6/2016 SMUP, Parede (Portugal)

9/6/2016 Fluc, Vienna (Austria)

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Lean Left

KEN VANDERMARK,reeds. PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE, drums. TERRIE EX, guitar. ANDY MOOR, guitar.

 

30/5/2016 Control Club, Bucarest (Romania)

31/5/2016 Kulturverein Koma, Ottensheim (Austria)

1/6/2016 KSET, Zagreb (Croatia)

2/6/2016 Dom Cultural Center, Moscow (Russia)

3/6/2016 Natjazz Festival, Bergen (Norway)

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Marc Ribot and the Young Philadelphians + Strings

MARC RIBOT, guitar. JAMALADEEN TACUMA, bass. G. CALVIN WESTON, drums. MARY HALVORSON, guitar.

 

21/7/2016 51 Heineken Jazzaldia, Donostia (Spain)

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PROXIMAMENTE
May 2016
Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen-Love
25/05/16  Theatre House Juras Varti  Ventspils (Latvia)
26/05/16  De Ruimte  Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
27/05/16  Kreuzung an sankt Helena  Bonn (Germany)
29/05/16  IndArt Zone Pardon, To Tu  Warsaw (Poland)
Lean Left
30/05/16  Control Club  Bucarest (Romania)
31/05/16  Kulturverein Koma  Ottensheim (Austria)
June 2016
Lean Left
01/06/16  KSET  Zagreb (Croatia)
02/06/16  Dom Cultural Center  Moscow (Russia)
03/06/16  Natjazz Festival  Bergen (Norway)
Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen-Love
04/06/16  Kerava Jazz Festival  Kerava (Finland)
06/06/16  Café Berlin  Madrid (Spain)
08/06/16  SMUP  Parede (Portugal)
09/06/16  Fluc  Vienna (Austria)
July 2016
Uri Caine Trio
02/07/16  tbc Spain  (Spain)
Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians + Strings
21/07/16  51 Heineken Jazzaldia  Donostia (Spain)
October 2016
Made to Break
17/10/16  Magasin 4  Brussels (Belgium)
20/10/16  AJMI La Manutention  Avignon (France)
22/10/16  tbc Czech Republic  Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
28/10/16  Open music, Stockwerk Jazz  Graz (Austria)
29/10/16  Jazz & Wine of peace  Cormòns (Italy)
Dino Saluzzi Group
21/10/16  tb Seixal  Seixal (Portugal)
26/10/16  tbc Amsterdam  Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Bill Frisell "When you wish upon a star"
26/10/16  tbc Spain  (Spain)
27/10/16  tbc Spain  (Spain)
November 2016
Dino Saluzzi Group
09/11/16  tbc Barcelona  Barcelona (Spain)
11/11/16  tbc Bielsko-Biaka  Bielsko-Biaka (Poland)
Donny McCaslin's Fast Future
19/11/16  tbc Spain  (Spain)