Ken Vandermark
Momentum 1: Stone

"One box, six CDs, seventeen musicians, thirty four pages of liner notes and photos... This project wouldn't have been possible without the help of some extraordinary people- my thanks to John Zorn for the Stone residency invitation, all the musicians who participated, Kevin Reilly for his assistance before and during the concerts, Jeremiah Cymerman and Randy Thaler for recording, Dave Zuchowski for mixing and mastering the music, Fede Peñalva for the artwork and design, Peter Gannushkin for the photographs, Chuck Bettis for the aid with Stone calendar, Robert Bielecki for the advertising support, Miklos Gosztonyi for the proof-reading, all the listeners at those January 2016 shows in New York City, and especially to the musicians- it was an honor and inspiration to work with all of you."
(Ken Vandermark)

"Each disc on this collection has its own distinct feel, presenting six individual journeys within the whole. All of the musicians are acutely aware of their surroundings, and the inspiration that they drew from one another was palpable"
(Tim Niland, Music and More)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 8pm

Sylvie Courvoisier/Chris Corsano/Ingrid Laubrock/Ken Vandermark Quartet

  • 1) Tuesday Stone: part one [17:30]
  • 2) Tuesday Stone: part two [17:17]


Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 8pm

Mat Maneri/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark Trio

  • 1) Wednesday Stone (early): part one [12:58]
  • 2) Wednesday Stone (early): part two [6:05]
  • 3) Wednesday Stone (early): part three [5:56]
  • 4) Wednesday Stone (early): part four [7:20]
  • 5) Wednesday Stone (early): part five [4:36]
  • 6) Wednesday Stone (early): part six [8:08]


Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 10pm

Tom Rainey/Ned Rothenberg/Ken Vandermark/Håvard Wiik Quartet

  • 1) Wednesday Stone (late): part one [24:54]
  • 2) Wednesday Stone (late): part two [12:05]
  • 3) Wednesday Stone (late): part three [5:42]


Thursday, January 7, 2016, 8pm

Ikue Mori/Joe Morris/Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Quartet

  • 1) Thursday Stone [44:52]


Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8pm

Christof Kurzmann/Okkyung Lee/Marina Rosenfeld/Ken Vandermark Quartet

  • 1) Saturday Stone (early) [39:33]


Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10pm

Paal Nilssen-Love/William Parker/Steve Swell/Ken Vandermark Quartet

  • 1) Saturday Stone (late): part one [38:51]
  • 2) Saturday Stone (late): part two [9:19]

Disc 1

Sylvie Courvoisier: piano

Chris Corsano: drums

Ingrid Laubrock: saxophones

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Disc 2

Mat Maneri: viola

Joe McPhee: tenor saxophone

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Disc 3

Tom Rainey: drums

Ned Rothenberg: saxophones

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Håvard Wiik: piano

Disc 4

Ikue Mori: electronics

Joe Morris: guitar

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Nate Wooley: trumpet

Disc 5

Christof Kurzmann: ppooll/electronics

Okkyung Lee: cello

Marina Rosenfeld: turntable/electronics

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Disc 6

Paal Nilssen-Love: drums

William Parker: bass

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Steve Swell: trombone