Excerpts From Marchland

I was fortunate to collaborate with and build a live percussion score for the Seldoms, an amazing contemporary dance ensemble based in Chicago led by choreographer Carrie Hanson. The work, titled “Marchland” was performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art on March 12th-14th 2010

Check out some excerpts from the work below

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Available Releases

Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark – Light On The Wall (2-LP Vinyl) Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark – Light On The Wall (2-LP Vinyl) $49.00
“Light On The Wall,” Daisy/Vandermark Duo: Tim Daisy [drums] and Ken Vandermark [tenor/Bb clarinet] toured Europe in May of 2007 for nearly a month, and recorded this double LP for Laurence Family Records to be released on this new vinyl-only label. The source for the first LP is the duo’s performance at the Dragon Club in Poznan, Poland; the second album represents rare solo performances by the two musicians- side [c] is Daisy’s first document of solo drums, and side [d] documents Vandermark’s first use of the A clarinet, a series of improvisations dedicated to Jimmy Giuffre. (KenVandermark.com)

Resonance Ensemble 10cd LTD Edition Box Set
Recorded in Krakow Poland between November 12th and 16th 2007
Artist: Resonance Ensemble
Label: Not Two

10-CD Boxed Set! Recorded in Krakow, Poland between November 12 and 16, 2007, and in Lvov, Ukraine on November 17, 2007.

Resonance band is one of the most important groups in Ken Vandermark’s immense assortment of undertakings, which not only revisit several decades of history of jazz history art form (from Sonny Rollins to Stan Kenton, to Cecil Taylor, to Ornette Coleman, to Eric Dolphy, to …), but also writes some new and fascinating chapters…

When composing for a group, Ken Vandermark as a rule takes into account factors such as each musician’s approach to improvisation, personal tastes and individual sound. So when he chose to compose for a tentet that included musicians who were virtually an unknown quantity to him – musicians such as Polish saxophonist/clarinetist, Mikolaj Trzaska and the Ukrainian duo, Yuriy Yaremczuk on reeds and Mark Tokar on bass – it could have been seen as a foray into relatively unknown territory. And it was to an extent, although the leader had already forged an intimate understanding with some of the musicians who were involved – percussionist Tim Daisy and saxophonist Dave Rempis are after all fully-fledged members of the Vandermark 5 and Ken has worked with Swedish trumpeter Magnus Broo in the Four Corners project. He is also familiar with the work of tuba player Per-Âke Holmlander and percussionist Michael Zerang as they play together in Peter Brötzmann’s Chicago Tentet. But nobody in the tentet – extraordinarily, given his reputation and work ethic – had previously performed with New York-based trombonist, Steve Swell. Vandermark completed the majority of the arrangements over the six day period before the group arrived. Some of the compositions had been sketched out previously and others were inspired by the atmosphere and people Ken associated with Krakow, the historic old city that has become his second home.

When the musicians arrived, they found themselves immersed in a punishing schedule that started with daily rehearsals that started at 10am – sharp. Although always open to musically justified new ideas, Vandermark called for extraordinary precision in these rehearsals. So it was unsurprising that many of the musicians really let off steam in the freely improvised evening sets that followed the rehearsals. But it didn’t stop there. Many of the musicians espoused sleep after the evening sets in favour of bison-grass-vodka-fuelled discussions about music that lasted well into the night.
At the end of the week, music fans from all over the region flocked to the concerts in Lviv and Krakow that the musicians had been rehearsing for over the preceding five days, one group even chartering a jet from Georgia. At the end of the week, when it was time to say goodbye, the bonds formed between some of the musicians were so strong that some couldn’t contain their tears. But for many of these artists it was adieu rather than farewell as many intend to build on their Resonance experience by collaborating with each again in the future. (Philip Palmer, Jazzwise magazine)

Ken Vandermark (USA) – tenor & baritone saxes, clarinet
Yuriy Yaremchuk (Ukraine) – tenor & soprano saxes, bass clarinet
Mikolaj Trzaska (Poland) – alto sax, bass clarinet
Mark Tokar (Ukraine) – bass
Steve Swell (USA) – trombone
Dave Rempis (USA) – tenor & alto saxes
Per-Âke Holmlander (Sweden) – tuba
Tim Daisy (USA) – drums
Magnus Broo (Sweden) – trumpet
Michael Zerang (USA) – drums, percussion

Engines – Wire and Brass Okka Disk $15

Chicago’s best known and busiest improvising musicians: trombonist Jeb Bishop, saxophonist Dave Rempis, bassist Nate McBride and drummer Tim Daisy. Recorded live in April, 2008 at the Hungry Brain in Chicago.
Jeb Bishop (trombone); Dave Rempis (saxophones); Nate McBride (acoustic and electric bass); Tim Daisy (drums)

These release are available by contacting me at: timothydaisy@warpmail.net

Upcoming Performances

Here are a few performances that I have coming up. Hope to see you out there!

Saturday April 17th w/ Marco Polo (Big Band organized by reedist/composer Cameron Pfiffner) @ The Green Mill 4802N Broadway 8pm

Thursday April 22nd w/ Klang
@ Elastic Arts 2830N Milwaukee Ave 10pm

Saturday May 1st Marc Riordan Trio
@ Heaven Gallery
1550N Milwaukee Ave

Thursday May 6th Ken Vandermark/Tim Daisy Duo LP Release Party for “Light On The Wall” – Lawrence Family Records @ The Velvet Lounge
67E Cermak 9pm

Friday May 7th – Frame Quartet
@ The Velvet Lounge 67E Cermak 9pm

Saturday May 8th – The Vandermark 5
@ The Velvet Lounge 67E Cermak 9pm

15 MAY :: Belgrade, Serbia | Ring Ring Festival
18 MAY :: Maribor, Slovenia | Navodny Dom
19 MAY :: Mainz, Germany | Café 7°
20 MAY :: Oslo, Norway | Victoria, Nasjonal Jazz Scene
21 MAY :: Stavanger, Norway | Sting JazzClub
22 MAY :: Warsaw, Poland | Powiecszenie

Mikolaj Trzaska/Clayton Thomas/Tim Daisy Trio
May 30 @ Powieczenie Warsaw, Poland

Thursday June 10th – Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack
@ Elastic Arts 2830N Milwaukee Ave 10pm

Sunday June 13th – Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack
@ The Hungry Brain 2319W Belmont Ave 10pm

Tuesday June 15th – The Frame Quartet
@ Sala Rossa- Montreal QC 9pm

Wednesday June 16th – The Vandermark 5
@ LA Sala Rossa- Montreal QC 9pm

Thursday June 17th – The Vandermark 5
@ Beverly Halls SPK Toronto, ON

Monday June 21st- Engines Trio
@ The Skylark 2149S Halsted Street

Saturday July 24th – The Engines
@ Okka Disk Festival – The Sugar Maple
Milwaukee, WI

Sunday July 25th – Ken Vandermark’s Topology w/ Joe McPhee
@ Okka Disk Festival – The Sugar Maple
Milwaukee, WI

Thursday July 29th – Darren Johnston/Tim Daisy duo
@ Elastic Arts 2830N Milwaukee Ave

Vandermark 5 Tuesday’s at Elastic
Aug 3,10,17, and 24th
@ Elastic Arts 2830N MIlwaukee Ave

Vox Arcana cd release party!
August 11th
@ The Hideout
1354W Wabansia Ave

Saturday September 4th
Marco Polo
@ The Chicago Jazz Festival

Vandermark 5/Atomic Double bill Tour!
September 7-18
Sep 7:: Stockholm,Sweden
Sep 8:: Copenhagen,Denmark
Sep 9:: Oslo, Norway
Sep 10:: Bergen,Norway
Sep 11:: Trondheim, Norway
Sep 16 :: Schorndorf, Germany
Sep 17:: Salzburg, Austria
Sep 18:: Birmingham, England

Kyle Bruckmann’s WRACK / West Coast tour!
Sept 23rd-Oct 3rd
details tba

Vox Arcana Southeastern US Tour!
Oct 7-12
Oct 7:: Knoxville,TN tba
Oct 8:: Columbia,SC Columbia Museum of Art
Oct 10:: Somerset, KY
Oct 10:: Lexington, KY
Oct 11:: Crestview Hills, KY Thomas More College