Hamid Drake - drums
Kent Kessler - bass
Ken Vandermark - clarinet and tenor sax
Mats Gustafsson - tenor and baritone sax
Paal Nilssen-Love - drums
Massimo Pupillo - electric bass
One of the leading US jazz trios, based in Chicago, led by composer and saxplayer Ken Vandermark, came together in mid-90s and released several cds to great critical acclaim.
Here they are joined at the Brotzmann-curated festival in Wels, Austria 2011 by their European comrades from THE THING and ZU.
Very intense, very passionate music.
The CD has trio piece and two sextet pieces.