AGR: Audiographic Special Edition 001

Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1 (3CD Box Set)

Audiographic Records presents the newest sonic documents from Marker!  There are a handful left of the first Special Edition on AGR, a 3 CD boxset featuring all the recordings also released as digital albums on the Systems vs. Artifacts imprint- ROADWORK 1: New Orleans (for Ed Blackwell, Irma Thomas, and Allen Toussaint), Roadwork 2: Atlanta (for James Brown, Marion Brown, and Mary Lou Williams), Homework 1: Chicago (for Muhal Richard Abrams, Curtis Mayfield, and Dinah Washington). 

This music was recorded at two performances during the group's tour in January and February of the Southeast, in New Orleans and Atlanta, and at the concert in Chicago that concluded the trip.  All the material illustrates the development of the compositions and aesthetic strategies included on Marker's first album, Wired For Sound, which received 5 stars from the Free Jazz Collective, as well as other accolades.  With this new collection from the group, listeners will be able to hear how far the collaborative work of Andrew Clinkman (guitar), Steve Marquette (guitar), Macie Stewart (guitar), Phil Sudderberg (guitar), and Ken Vandermark (reeds) has come since their initial album was released.

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1. Accordéon - 15:47

2. French Dress - 20:50

3. Shunkpike - 15:50

4. Deguchi - 20:55

5. Salida - 19:39

6. Detour - 15:28

7. B Movie - 23:05

8. Series B - 13:45

9. Película B - 14:24

10. B Eiga - 19:18


Andrew Clinkman: guitar (left)

Steve Marquette: guitar (right)

Macie Stewart: keyboard and violin

Phil Sudderberg: drums

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Recorded during their January/February 2018 tour at The Mint/New Orleans, The Earl/Atlanta, and The Hungry Brain Chicago, this limited edition box set of new Marker material gives listeners the opportunity to hear how the band has progressed since "Wired for Sound." With an original cover and packaging concept by Federico Peñalva, this run of 140 boxes also comes with exclusive inserts featuring photography by Ken Vandermark. In addition to the box set, the album will be made available digitally through the Audiographic Systems vs. Artifacts digital imprint.

CD 1: ROADWORK New Orleans (for Ed Blackwell, Irma Thomas, and Allen Toussaint)

Track listing:

1. Accordéon (15:47)

2. French Dress (20:51)

Recorded by Danny Kadar and Joe Stolarick at The Mint during The Instigation Festival, New Orleans on January 25, 2018.  Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.

CD 2: ROADWORK Atlanta (for James Brown, Marion Brown, and Mary Lou Williams)

Track listing:

1. Shunpike (15:50)

2. Deguchi (21.04)

3. Salida (19:39)

4. Detour (15:58)

Recorded by Andrew Wiggins at The Earl, Atlanta on January 31, 2018.  Mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.

CD 3: HOMEWORK Chicago (for Muhal Richard Abrams, Curtis Mayfield, and Dinah Washington)

Track listing:

1. B Movie (23:16)

2. Series B (13.47)

3. Película B (14:24)

4. B Eiga  (19:45)

Recorded by Dave Zuchowski at The Hungry Brain, Chicago on February 18, 2018.  Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.

Compositions by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP-Cien Fuegos)

Design by Fede Peñalva

Cover photographs by Ken Vandermark

Band photograph by Julia Dratel