POTTR1304 / AGR-008

All Directions Home

Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark

POTTR1304 / AGR-008

All Directions Home

Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark

“All Directions Home wastes exactly no time getting going. The pairing is a fruitful one, with two bridging their deep interests in jazz history and tradition with their equally unique talents using extended techniques and crafting avant-garde compositions. Highly recommended.”

Lee Rice Epstein, The Free Jazz Collective


  1. Another Lecture (for Walter Benjamin) – 5:45
  2. I Prefer The Company of Birds – 7:18
  3. Lutoslawski – 3:53
  4. Battle Piece C – 2:21
  5. I Heard It On The Radio – 3:55
  6. Jim The Boy – 1:58
  7. Calling (for Elfriede Jelinek) – 7:29
  8. Such Science (for Duke Ellington and Muhammad Ali) – 5:07
  9. Done Left Here – 4:11

Track 5 by Ornette Coleman (Phrase Text Music / ASCAP)

Track 9 by Fred McDowell (Happy Valley Music / BMI)

Tracks 1, 7, and 8 by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music / ASCAP- Cien Fuegos)

Tracks 2, 3, 4, and 6 by Nate Wooley (fourwordseamusic / BMI)


Nate Wooley: Trumpet
Ken Vandermark: Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor & baritone saxophone

Recorded by Dave Zuchowski at a Milwaukee Option performance held at The Sugar Maple on August 2; and on August 3, 2015, also at The Sugar Maple.

Mixed and Mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.

Produced by Nate Wooley for Pleasure of the Text Records and Ken Vandermark for Audiographic Records.

Album design by Federico Peñalva.

Thanks to Adrienne Pierluissi for the gig and for co-producing the Milwaukee Option series, to David Zuchowski and Wendy V. for their work to make these recordings possible, and to Fede Peñalva and Steve Marquette for their assistance at Audiographic Records.