"The new V5 album, Elements Of Style is largely concerned with scale -- and is available ONLY in size XXL. Chicago's (and perhaps America's) most powerful new jazz quintet have created an array of musical themes & structures destined to blow the roof off the/your house, deployed using a superb balance of post-bop & avant-garde materials. Ken Vandermark's premiere project has been touring the planet relentlessly, and has never sounded more complete or sublime. The Vandermark 5's inherent promise to build a spectacular musical bridge between vanguard & traditional forms has been realized with the release of Elements Of Style."
1) Outside Ticket (For John Gilmore)
2) Knock Yourself Out (For Jean-Michel Basquiat)
3) Intagliamento (For Zu)
4) Telefon (For Glenn Gould)
5) Gyllene (For Lars Gullin)
6) Strata (For Max Beckmann)
7) Six of One (For Bogdan Beniger Hans Falb Mauro Pezzente Martin Revheim Mate Skugor Wolfgang Wasserbauer...)