All Directions Home by Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley.
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Another Duo from Vandermark and Wooley. While Vandermark concentrated on Clarinet on East by Northwest, on All Directions Home he concentrates on Baritone and Tenor Sax. Only on the amazingly titled, “I Prefer the Company of Birds”, does he whip out the licorice stick.
Recorded live at The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, both players are amazingly “on”. Sensitivity, grace, tension, and comfortability with your performance partner are the sensibilities which inform.
If anything, it reminds me a bit of Jimmy Guiffre’s small groups in its relaxed eclecticism.
And, by the way, I too, often, prefer the company of birds.
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