What Am I Listening To?

Here is a list of recordings that I have been checking out recently:

The Revolutionary Ensemble – The People’s Republic   (A&M/Horizon)

Jimmy Giuffre Quartet – Live in 1960   (JazzBeat)

Angola 70’s  1972-1973  ( Buda Musique)

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten// Hakon Kornstad – Elise   (Compunctio)

The Chris McGregor Trio – Our Prayer   (Ogun Records)

Johnny Hodges/Earl “Fatha” Hines – Stride Right  (Verve)

Tony Oxley- Four Compositions For Sextet   (Columbia)

Roads Of Water

I was thrilled to take part in recording music for a new film. “Roads Of Water” was written and directed by Augusto Contento and explores daily life in the Amazon. You can check out some video clips at : www.cineacqua.com

The music was written be Ken Vandermark and includes contributions by: Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jaimie Branch on trumpet, myself on percussion, Nate McBride on bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Jeff Parker on guitar, and Ken Vandermark on reeds.

Pay Pal

Hi everyone, I have opened a paypal account and will be able to accept payment by credit card….this works even if you don’t have paypal. All I would need is your email address.

So, let me know if there are any recordings you are interested in, and I will be happy to help!



Current available releases:

Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Project -not two (Vinyl) $25usd    (3 left!)

New Fracture Quartet- 1,000 Lights -multikulti  $15usd

Tim Daisy/Waclav Zimpel “Four Walls” -multi kulti  $15usd

Rosenberg/Baker/Hatwich/Daisy “New Folk,New Blues” -482 music $15usd

ARRIVE  “Live at Elastic” -singlespeed records  $15usd


If you live in or near Milwaukee, come out to the Okka Disk 15th Anniversary Jazz Fest!
The concerts will take place at the Sugar Maple, a fantastic bar in Milwaukee’s Bayview nieghborhood:
The Sugar Maple
441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee (414)481-2393
A special Saturday afternoon concert will take place at the Palm Tavern:
2989 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 744-0393
Details below!! Hope to see you out!

Okkadisk is celebrating 15 years of jazz!  Join us and see some smokin’ hot shows!

Package tickets are available for purchase at the Sugar Maple and at Palm Tavern.  They are $50 each and cover all four shows.

Friday, May 1st, 8pm Sugar Maple Back Lounge, $15…
Survival Unit III with Joe McPhee, Michael Zerang and Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis and Ken Vandermark play the music of Joe McPhee

Saturday, May 2, 2pm, Palm Tavern, $15…
Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark and Dave Rempis with special guests.

Saturday, May 2, 8pm, Sugar Maple Back Lounge, $20…
Peter Brotzmann Trio with Nasheet Watts and Erik Revis
and Engines with nate McBride, Jeb Bishop, Dave Rempis and Tim Daisy

Sunday, May 3rd, 2 pm, Sugar Maple Front Room, $15…
Fred Anderson with Tim Daisy
Caffeine with Jim Baker, Steve Hunt and Ken Vandermark

This weekend should be really exciting.  Plan your ticket purchases in advance – some of these may sell out fast.


Hey everybody, welcome to my site! Here you can find information about all the various things I’m up to  including: where I’m performing, a current discography, how to get a hold recordings I’m on, biographical info, and updated news. Have a look around….and feel free to leave some feedback!



What am I listening to?

Fela Kuti- Shakara/London Scene –MCA Records

John Coltrane- Stellar Regions –Impulse Records

Willie Nelson- Red Headed Stranger  –Columbia Records

Walt Dickerson- Impressions on a Patch of Blue –Verve Records

American String Quartets 1950-1970   ‘The Concord String Quartet’  -VoxBox

Morton Feldman String Quartet (1979)  -Naxos