The Vandermark 5 has been getting a ton of superb press lately from their "Color of Memory" tour. From Knoxville to Montreal, journalists are ruminating over the difficulties in executing free jazz and Ken Vandermark's remarkable predilection within the genre. For Volume 3 of this series the V5 re-arranges the work of Archie Shepp's classic, Four for Trane. Volume 4 showcases V5's unique take on the music of Roland Kirk. The loss of one of the quintet's originators, Jeb Bishop, and the subsequent addition of Fred Longberg-Holm, have forced Vandermark's compositions to expand even further into the un-chartered territory of improvised music. Always an innovator, Vandermark has renewed himself to stay firmly in the present, so this will likely be the last in his series of exploratory re-workings of free jazz pioneers of the past.
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