Vandermark 5, The / A Discontinuous Line
Album: A Discontinuous Line   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Vandermark 5, The   Added:Sep 2006
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-29 Pull Date: 2006-12-31 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 31 Dec 17 Nov 26 Nov 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 26, 2010: Memory Select
4. Dec 15, 2006: Memory Select - guest Amy X. Neuburg
The Ladder
2. Mar 13, 2007: Jena and Gomorrah
Some Not All
5. Nov 24, 2006: Memory Select
3. Dec 29, 2006: Memory Select
6. Nov 03, 2006: Memory Select
Convertible, Version One

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-10-28
Free jazz that takes off from the '60s tradition but adds extra layers of ferocity and a knowledge of modern-classical music. Themes are jamming and even melodic, and solos get furious and wild. Great stuff from the prolific Vandermark, who leads about 1,000 bands in Chicago, this one being his main vehicle. Vandermark sticks to the gruff, heavy baritone sax and/or clarinets, while Dave Rempis burns it up on the more "normal" alto/tenor saxes. Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello adds some interesting non-standard sounds. Great energetic stuff, as usual.

1- Coolly mid/fast and tense, w/great sax solos and a quieter bass/cello interlude
2- Swingy midtempo, happy. Then, more complex grooves, fast.
3- Quiet, with disconnected classical/improv feel. Interesting and exploratory.
4- Stately intro, into jazzy groove and a chunky bass/cello riff. Chaotic and disjoint near the ferocious end.
5- Swingy, mid/fast ... into fierce, spare sax attack
6- Curious improv/classical, bright but sparse
7- Dusky, passionate blast, not that fast but gets ferocious
8- Easygoing, low-key groove. 2nd half faster and bright.

Track Listing
1. Convertible, Version One   5. Aperture
2. Reciprocal   6. Morricone
3. La Dernier Cri   7. Convertible, Version Two
4. Some Not All   8. The Ladder