Marker is Ken Vandermark’s newest ensemble as a leader and includes Andrew Clinkman and Steve Marquette on guitar, Macie Stewart on violin and keyboard, and Phil Sudderberg on drums. Continuing his interest in creating new compositional forms for improvised music, Ken has devised a system of music that not only employs variable order through collage, but has added the superimposition of pieces to create an added layer of possibility for the structure of the material. The band’s music is is deeply inspired by Bernie Worrell’s keyboard work with Parliament Funkadelic and Talking Heads, contemporary classical music, the guitar work of post-punk groups like Wire and The Ex, and groove methodologies from Brazil, Afro-Beat, and funk.
Brad Walker – saxophones
Aurora Nealand – saxophones, accordion, voice
Paul Thibodeaux – drums