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Despite Distance and Other Commitments, Free Music Trio Boneshaker Thrives on Rapport

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“We could laugh while we’re playing. Somebody does something or whatever, and we could laugh. We could look at each other and be smiling, instead of being so serious.”

Free Times | March 27, 2019

Memory Man | With Marker, Ken Vandermark Synthesizes Sounds to Manipulate Memory

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“It’s like gravity in architecture. You can make a building, but you gotta deal with gravity.”

Free Times | February 1, 2018

Ghost Trees — The New Gravity (Future Recordings)

The best jazz duos thrive on familiarity, when their component players have finely honed their instinctual rapport into a psychic lingua franca that, by process, leads to alchemically conversational works.

Dusted | May 1, 2015

Home at Last | Free Jazz Great Frode Gjerstad’s Long Journey to His First All-Norwegian Trio

“When he was gone, I said, ‘Let’s jam!’ And the others said, ‘What’s that?’ I explained, ‘We just play what we like.’ And so we did — and it sounded awful, of course!”

Free Times | November 12, 2014

Both Ends Burning | Transatlantic Free-Jazz Trio Ballister Thrives on Energy

“This band doesn’t have a typical set, exactly. But [the set in Vienna] just seemed kind of different from the type of stuff that we’ve done before. As ravaged as we all felt that night, the music felt really good.”

Free Times | March 26, 2014