Since the mid 1990s, Lonberg-Holm (cello & tenor guitar) and Vandermark (reeds) have worked together in numerous ensembles, from the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet to the Territory Band to the Vandermark 5. They have released only one previous duo album during the last two decades, “Resistance,” on Bocian Records in 2015 (“As a duo, they are the definition of simpatico,” Mark Corroto, All About Jazz, May 25, 2015; 4 stars, Martin Schray, the Free Jazz Blog, August 19, 2015). Recorded during the same period of activity that led to that album, from a performance on September 12th, 2013 at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, this new recording reveals a completely different set of improvisational concerns and makes a remarkable counterweight to their first duo release, with a range of intensities and instrumentation between the two musicians that is remarkable.
1. 1.2 T/C 07:44
2. 1.3 BC/C 07:03
3. 1.4 C/C 06:50
4. 2.5 BC&T/TG 09:44
5. 2.6 C/C 09:32
6. 2.7 B/C 06:00
Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello & tenor guitar
Ken Vandermark: reeds
All music by Fred Lonberg-Holm [BMI] & Ken Vandermark [Twenty First Mobile Music publishing/ASCAP-CIEN FUEGOS]
Recorded live in concert by Dave Zuchowski at the Sugar Maple, Milwaukee, on September 12th, 2013. Mixed and mastered by Dave Zuchowski, One Room Studio.
Thanks to Fred Lonberg-Holm; Sam Clapp and Fede Peñalva for their assistance at Audiographic Records; to Adrienne Pierluissi and the staff at the Sugar Maple; and to the listeners.
Special thanks to Dave Zuchowski and Wendy.
Design by Fede Peñalva
Photo by Ken Vandermark
Produced by Ken Vandermark for Audiographic Records
C & P retained by the artists / 2020