The Vandermark 5 | Alchemia | Not Two Records | 12 CD Box

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COLLECTOR’S ITEM 12 CD’s BOX SET

Live document of the extraordinary musical event during five nights stand at Alchemia club in Cracow, Poland in March 2004. Limited edition release: all box sets are individually numbered. Each box set includes 12 CD’s and booklet with comprehensive essays, interviews and reviews in Polish and English languages. Exquisite packaging includes 3 x 4-disc units, each housed in a different 4-color folio. Absolutely unique design, five different covers and more!

I consider the five night stand by the Vandermark 5 at Alchemia in Krakow, Poland from March 15 -19, 2004, to be one of the highlights of my career. — Ken Vandermark

Ken Vandermark – reeds | Dave Rempis – saxophones | Jeb Bishop – trombone | Kent Kessler – double bass | Tim Daisy – drums | Marcin Oleś (on #11, 12 only) – double bass | Bartłomiej Brat Oleś (on #11, 12 only) – drums

Album 1 | Day One: Monday, March 15, 2004, Set One | Tracklist: 1. Telefon (Vandermark) [08:36] 2. Other Cuts (Vandermark) [12:57] 3. Staircase (Vandermark) [10:45] 4. Strata (Vandermark) [13:43] 5. Free King’s Suite (Roland Kirk) – Meeting On Termini’s Corner; Three For The Festival; A Handful Of Fives [12:09]

Album 2 | Day One: Monday, March 15, 2004, Set Two | Tracklist: 1. Outside Ticket (Vandermark) [11:03] 2. Money Down (Vandermark) [06:33] 3. Camera [FIRST PERFORMANCE] (Vandermark) [16:53] 4. Roulette (Vandermark) [04:33] 5. Cruz Campo (Vandermark) [10:31] 6. The Black And Crazy Blues (Roland Kirk) [Encore] [08:36]

Album 3 | Day Two: Tuesday, March 16, 2004, Set One | Tracklist: 1. Confluence (Vandermark) [08:17] 2. Rip Rig And Panic Suite (Roland Kirk) – From Bechet, Byas And Fats; Rip, Rig And Panic; No Tonic Press [14:14] 3. Camera (Vandermark) [18:51] 4. Both Sides (Vandermark) [09:11] 5. Knock Yourself Out (Vandermark) [07:18]

Album 4 | Day Two: Tuesday, March 16, 2004, Set Two | Tracklist: 1. The Cooler (Vandermark) [09:19] 2. That Was Now [FIRST PERFORMANCE] (Vandermark) [11:32] 3. Six Of One (Vandermark) [22:48] 4. Silverlization/Volunteered Slavery (Roland Kirk) [10:42] 5. There Is The Bomb (Don Cherry) [11:04]

Album 5 | Day Three: Wednesday, March 17, 2004, Set One | Tracklist: 1. That Was Now (Vandermark) [10:46] 2. Seven Puls Five (Vandermark) [08:13] 3. The Bridge (Sonny Rollins) [06:54] 4. Gyllene (Vandermark) [09:34] 5. Auto Topography (Vandermark) [12:58]

Album 6 | Day Three: Wednesday, March 17, 2004, Set Two | Tracklist: 1. The Freedom Suite, Part 2(Sonny Rollins) [06:20] 2. Telefon (Vandermark) [11:23] 3. Initials (Vandermark) [07:12] 4. Camera (Vandermark) [18:03] 5. Other Cuts (Vandermark) [13:36] 6. The Black And Crazy Blues (Roland Kirk) [Encore] [09:04] 7. Knock Yourself Out (Vandermark) [Encore] [06:47]

Album 7 | Day Four: Thursday, March 18, 2004, Set One | Tracklist: 1. Money Down (Vandermark) [05:36] 2. Inflated Tear (Roland Kirk) [06:55] 3. Wherever June Bugs Go (Archie Shepp) [12:24] 4. Camera (Vandermark) [15:42] 5. Cruz Campo (Vandermark) [09:28]

Album 8 | Day Four: Thursday, March 18, 2004, Set Two | Tracklist: 1. Pieces Of The Past [FIRST PERFORMANCE] (Vandermark) [09:47] 2. That Was Now (Vandermark) [11:53] 3. Long Term Fool (Vandermark) [09:57] 4. Strata (Vandermark) [11:25] 5. Silverlization/Volunteered Slavery (Roland Kirk) [11:45] 6. The Bridge (Sonny Rollins) [Encore] [07:37]

Album 9 | Day Five: Friday, March 19, 2004, Set One | Tracklist: 1. Conquistador, Part 2 (Cecil Taylor) [08:26] 2. Knock Yourself Out (Vandermark) [07:22] 3. Pieces Of The Past (Vandermark) [09:47] 4. Camera (Vandermark) [18:02] 5. Cruz Campo (Vandermark) [10:16]

Album 10 | Day Five: Friday, March 19, 2004, Set Two | Tracklist: 1. That Was Now (Vandermark) [11:38] 2. Gyllene (Vandermark) [10:55] 3. Telefon (Vandermark) [09:49] 4. Ken’s final speach [02:03] 5. Six Of One (Vandermark [22:49] 6. Other Cuts (Vandermark) [Encore] [13:42] 7. The Black And Crazy Blues (Roland Kirk) [08:20]

Album 11 | Jam Session One, Wednesday, March 17, 2004 | Tracklist: 1. Free Jam 1 (Vandermark/Bishop/M.Oleś/B.B.Oleś) [11:35] 2. Free Jam 2 (Vandermark/Bishop/M.Oleś/B.B.Oleś) [05:17] 3. Free Jam 3 (Vandermark/Rempis/Daisy/Bishop/M.Oleś) [12:27] 4. East Broadway Run Down (Sonny Rollins), Elephantasy/Complete Communion (Don Cherry) [11:17] 5. Theme For Alchemia (Vandermark/Rempis/Daisy/Kessler) [08:55] 6. Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk) [10:54]

Album 12 | Jam Session Two, Thursday, March 18, 2004 | Tracklist: 1. Round Trip (Ornette Coleman) [22:50] 2. Free Jam 5 (Vandermark/Bishop/Kessler/M.Oleś) [17:38] 3. Free Jam 6 (Vandermark/Bishop/M.Oleś/B.B.Oleś) [12:26] 4. Togo (based on a Ghanese traditional, Ed Blackwell) [04:09] 5. Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) [08:53]