AGR-002

Audio One
The Midwest School

"Like a prize fighter, the ensemble moves with all the nimble dexterity of a small group when needed, bobbing and weaving until an opening presents itself, delivering precise jabs or opening out to rain down a concentrated torrent of blows. Hailing from a city which has had a hand in producing some top class large ensembles in recent years, Audio One is instantly a contender to the throne."
-Matthew Grigg, The Free Jazz Collective

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Tracklist

CD

  • 1. C by Julius Hemphill (Good Boye Music / ASCAP) [6:42]
  • 2. The Hard Blues/Skin 1 by Julius Hemphill (Good Boye Music / ASCAP) [13:58]
  • 3. 6C by Anthony Braxton (Synthesis Music Publishing / BMI) [9:04]
  • 4. Keep Right on Playing Through the Mirror Over the Water by Henry Threadgill (Dubra / BMI) [14:15]
  • 5. Theme De Yoyo (Art Ensemble of Chicago Publishing / ASCAP) [10:39]

VINYL

Side A

  • 1. C by Julius Hemphill (Good Boye Music / ASCAP) [6:42]
  • 2. The Hard Blues/Skin 1 by Julius Hemphill (Good Boye Music / ASCAP) [13:58]

Side B

  • 1. 6C by Anthony Braxton (Synthesis Music Publishing / BMI) [9:04]
  • 2. Theme De Yoyo (Art Ensemble of Chicago Publishing / ASCAP) [10:39]

All music composed as indicated, all arrangements by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music / ASCAP)

Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone

Jeb Bishop: trombone

Josh Berman: cornet

Tim Daisy: drums

Nick Macri: acoustic and electric bass

Nick Mazzarella: alto saxophone

Jen Paulson: viola

Dave Rempis: saxophones

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Mars Williams: redes

Recorded and mixed by Dave Zuchowski. Performed by Audio One at the Green Mill, Chicago, on January 31 and February 1, 2014.

Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. Produced by Ken Vandermark for Audiographic Records.

Album design by Federico Peñalva, cover photograph by Ken Vandermark.

Thanks to the musicians; to Dave Zuchowski for work above and beyond, and Wendy V.; to Dave Jemilo, Chris Anderson, and the staff of the Green Mill; to Dave Rempis for helping to instigate the idea; to Steve Marquette for his ongoing assistance; and to all the listeners.

Special thanks to Sheila Major for her belief in this project and her generous support.