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DKV Trio, The Thing - Collider (2016)

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DKV Trio / The Thing
2016 - Not Two Records: MW930-2

* Hamid Drake : drums
* Ingebrigt Håker Flaten : bass
* Mats Gustafsson : tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
* Kent Kessler : bass
* Paal Nilssen-Love : drums
* Ken Vandermark : tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, Bb clarinet

DKV Trio (Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler & Hamid Drake)

The Thing (Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten & Paal Nilssen-Love)

Recorded by Rafał Drewniany at Manggha Hall, Kraków on November 1st, 2014.


By Tim Niland

It would be harder to imagine a more potentially more explosive modern jazz
lineup then Ken Vandermark on tenor and baritone saxophones and Bb clarinet,
Hamid Drake on drums, Kent Kessler on bass, Mats Gustafsson on tenor on
baritone saxophones, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on
drums. Thankfully the music lives up to all of the lofty expectations. These
musicians have been playing together in varying formations for nearly two
decades and it is that empathy and mutual respect that this music is built
upon. The album was recorded at Manggha Hall in Krakow on November 1st, 2014,
and there are three long collective improvisations that are attributed to all
members of the group equally. Both The Thing and The DKV Trio have their own
manner of playing developed over many concerts and albums, but there is no
sense of parochialism, and everyone subsumes their ego and works for the
greater good. "Cards" opens the album explosively with echoes of John
Coltrane's Ascension and Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz as templates, and the
group is able to work very well as a cohesive unit, allowing little motifs to
develop and exploring them and interacting with each other in a vigorous
fashion. The two reed players develop rich and meaty sounds which develop into
the lengthy "Moving Map" where the musical landscape has an enormous amount of
territory available and the band makes the best of it by moving dynamically
from loud to soft and from intense to abstract. The textures that the musicians
are able to create make the concluding performance, "Left and Left Again" so
impressive. The amount of nuance that the bassists and drummers are able to
bring to the music is something that makes the music so exciting. They are able
to have a sense of rhythmic drive that is at once loose yet integrated at an
almost molecular level. This was a very exciting and thoroughly successful
recording, featuring six of the best musicians in modern jazz playing at the
height of their powers.


By Troy Dostert

By John Sharpe

By Stephen Graham

Sebastian Chosiński (pl)

Opduvel (nl)

Por Carlos Navarro A. (es)


DKV Trio, The Thing - Collider (2016)
  • 01 - Cards.flac (81.8 MB)
  • 02 - Moving Map.flac (150.7 MB)
  • 03 - Left And Left Again.flac (104.0 MB)
  • DKV Trio: Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake & Kent Kessler (photo by Krzysztof Penarski).jpg (291.7 KB)
  • Not Two Records, MW930-2.jpg (51.2 KB)
  • The Thing: Paal Nilssen-Love, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten & Mats Gustafsson (photo by Roberto “BEAR” Guerra).jpg (161.3 KB)
  • back.jpg (733.7 KB)
  • booklet_1.jpg (346.8 KB)
  • booklet_2.jpg (555.4 KB)
  • booklet_3.jpg (480.0 KB)
  • cover.jpg (264.1 KB)
  • info.txt (29.5 KB)

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