There are a couple of interesting articles on the allaboutjazz.com web site. The first is a very interesting interview with Ken Vandermark:
I'm instigating this new project in Norway, the Powerhouse Sound group. I really really love the funk and reggae genres of music and the possibilities that are there to try to coordinate stuff that would work in an improvising setting. So, this band is going to be a group designed to deal with those kind of rhythms and textures.
A faux "Dear John" letter to The Bad Plus has more to do with Columbia Records and the RIAA then the band:
Maybe the words Suspicious Activity, the first from you during an encounter this week, should have tipped me off. But the little words, as is often the case, were what really hurt: Content Copy Protected CD.
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