PNL RECORDS 026 / AGR-003

Ken Vandermark / Paal Nilssen-Love
Extended Duos

"With their duo performance in Moscow on the first two discs Vandermark and Nilssen-Love present why they have always been one of the greatest reeds/drums duos on the scene, it is a marvelous state of the art, an exhibition of their excellent interplay, a summary of their art – in a nutshell: a reference to their own past. The last CD, another duo performance, points to the future. Compared to the Moscow concert, the duo seems changed and willing to go somewhere else. In between, with the literally extended and augmented duos, they present something different, something which shows them on new territory, where they have never been before – and especially here they show that they are willing to take that risk and explore that territory."
-Martin Schray, The Free Jazz Collective

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Tracklist

Disc 1: Russia #1

  • 1. Moscow pt. 1 [39:49]

Disc 2: Russia #2

  • 1. Moscow pt. 2 [19:32]
  • 2. Moscow pt. 3 [26:41]
  • 3. Moscow pt. 4 [04:07]

Disc 3: Japan #1

  • 1. Tokyo pt. 1 [14:47]
  • 2. Tokyo pt. 2 [08:54]
  • 3. Tokyo pt. 3 [06:19]
  • 4. Tokyo pt. 4 [08:24]
  • 5. Tokyo pt. 5 [15:44]
  • 6. Tokyo pt. 6 [07:36]

Disc 4: Japan #2

  • 1. Tokyo pt. 7 [25:07]
  • 2. Tokyo pt. 8 [07:12]
  • 3. Tokyo pt. 9 [06:51]
  • 4. Tokyo pt. 10 [08:51]

Disc 5: Japan #3

  • 1. Tokyo pt. 11 [13:13]
  • 2. Tokyo pt. 12 [11:09]
  • 3. Tokyo pt. 13 [11:23]
  • 4. Tokyo pt. 14 [14:40]
  • 5. Tokyo pt. 15 [11:16]

Disc 6: England (DVD)

  • 1. Sheffield pt. 1 [22:20]
  • 2. Sheffield pt. 2 [18:50]
  • 3. Sheffield pt. 3 [11:10]

Disc 7: USA

  • 1. Chicago [38:17]

Disc 1

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion

Disc 2

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion

Disc 3

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion

Masahiko Satoh: piano (tracks 1-3 only)

Jim O'Rourke: electric guitar (tracks 4-6 only)

Disc 4

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion

Jim O'Rourke: electric guitar (tracks 1 and 2 only)

Akira Sakata: alto saxophone, Bb clarinet (track 2 only)

Masahiko Satoh: piano (tracks 1 and 2 only)

Disc 5

Ken Vandermark: reeds (tracks 1 and 2 only)

Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion (tracks 3-5)

Tamaya Honda: drums (tracks 1 and 2 only)

Akira Sakata: alto saxophone and Bb clarinet (tracks 3-5)

Michiyo Yagi: electric 21 string koto, 17 string bass koto (tracks 3-5)

Disc 6

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion

Mick Beck

Discs 1-2

Recorded at DOM Cultural Centre, Moscow, Russia 31st of October 2011

Recorded by Maxim Khaikin

Thanks to Carina Khorkhordina and Kirill Polonsky


Discs 3-5

Recorded at Pit Inn, Tokyo, Japan 11th and 12th of September 2012

Recorded by Yasuo Fujimura

Thanks to Mark Rappaport and Kanji Suzuki

In Memoriam: Yasuo Fujimura


Disc 6

Recorded at Queens Social Club, Sheffield, UK 22nd of October 2013

Filmed and edited by Tinnitus Jukebox (Cathy Soreny, Emma Vickers)

Live sound recording by Mark Hadman

Post production sound by Tinnitus Jukebox and Simon Reynell.

Thanks to Mick Beck, Jon Marshall, Fiona Kennedy, Nathan Bettany, Sarah Bettany and the Bingo Caller.


Disc 7

Recorded at the Hide Out, Chicago, USA 25th of June 2014

Recorded by David Zuchowski

Thanks to Mitch Cocanig, Tim and Katie Tuten.


Produced by Paal Nilssen-Love and Ken Vandermark

Mastered by Lasse Marhaug

DVD authoring by Gry Marhaug?

Photos by Ken Vandermark?

Art Direction by Lasse Marhaug


A Co-production between PNL and Audiographic Records