VWCR
KEN VANDERMARK - NATE WOOLey
SYLVIE COURVOISIER - TOM RAINEY
NOISE OF OUR TIME


Ken Vandermark: Saxophone, Clarinet
Nate Wooley: Trumpet
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Tom Rainey: Drums



1. Checkpoint (Sylvie Courvoisier) 5 : 03
2. Track and Field (Ken Vandermark) 6 : 39
3. Sparks (Sylvie Courvoisier) 3 : 44
4. The Space Between the Teeth (Nate Wooley) 6 : 12
5. Tag (Ken Vandermark) 4 : 32
6. Songs of Innocence (Nate Wooley) 4 : 17
7. VWCR (Sylvie Courvoisier) 4 : 00
8. Truth Through Mass Individuation (Nate Wooley) 4 : 03
9. Simple Cut (Ken Vandermark) 5 : 41

Recorded August 17, 2017, at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, USA, by Ryan Streber.
Mixed April 13, 2018, and mastered June 20, 2018, by Ryan Streber.
Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder.
Liner notes: Guy Peters. Photos: Christophe Alary, Daniel Sheehan, Cristina Marx, Denis Dalby.
Produced and published by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt.

Intakt CD 310 / 2018

 

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It was only during Ken Vandermark's residency at the Jazz club The Stone in January 2016 that Vandermark found himself in the same vicinity as Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier and Tom Rainey. A year later they went into the studio with nine compositions – three each by Courvoisier, Vandermark and Wooley.

These four musicians have well-documented, distinct personalities which, in this context, results in performances full of surprises, rich contrasts and shared responsibilities. The music sounds thoughtful, but never over-wrought. They play by intuition, yet retain a vivid complexity. Their composing is transparent and unclichéd; their improvising provided with a remarkable coherence and openness. And perhaps it is exactly this – a fresh collective unity that keeps their respective personalities and idiosyncrasies intact – that brings them success in this bold and collaborative performance. Art needs to pique and renew your interest, take you on inspiring and surprising journeys and sometimes even confront your own biases. Creating, not reviving as a way to evolve and to keep going forward in all directions.

 

 

Während Ken Vandermarks Gastspiel im New Yorker Jazzclub Moods traten Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier und Tom Rainey in verschiedenen Zusammenhängen auf. Die Idee eines gemeinsamen Quartetts entstand.

Ein Jahr später – nach Proben in Courvoisiers Atelier – gingen die vier Musiker/in ins Tonstudio. Sie nahmen neun Kompositionen auf, je drei von Vandermark, Wooley und Courvoisier. Es ist ein Gipfeltreffen von vier Musikerpersönlichkeiten. Alle vier leiten ihre eigenen Bands. Im Quartett VWCR teilen sie die Verantwortung und wiegen im Kollektiv ihre Erfahrungen auf zu einer Musik voller Überraschungen und reich an Kontrasten. Die transparenten, unklischierten Kompositionen mit ihren unterschiedlichen Handschriften bieten Raum für spannende, wunderbare Improvisationen. Die CD lebt von der Frische dieser
jungen Begegnung, dem unverbrauchten Interessen der Musiker aneinander, und deren je unverwechselbaren Sounds.

 


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