Musicians from Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, and U.S. meet to play and record new compositions by Ken Vandermark for the Chicago Jazz Fest.

In order for the Resonance Ensemble to come to Chicago at the end of August to rehearse, record, and then perform new music composed by Ken Vandermark at the 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival on September 1st, the group needs to pay for visa and flight expenses to bring the players from Poland, Sweden, and the Ukraine into the United States. Although these costs, and the musician fees, will be covered by the budget provided by the festival, outside resources will be required to pay for studio time needed to document the compositions showcased in a world premier at the Chicago concert. The goal of raising $5,000 with your help to record this new material during the Resonance Ensemble's presence in Chicago is an essential component to the overall success of the venture- it is rare to assemble such a large, international project, and this will allow the group to leave a document of the band's latest material for all the listeners who can't be there at the performance.
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Op Der Schmelz Live

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Five Spot – Poltva (SoLyd Records, 2009)

The band's name reveals that this is a quintet, with Lithuanian Petras Vysniauskas on soprano, Ukranians Yury Yaremchuk soprano, alto and clarinets, and Mark Tokar on bass, German Klaus Kugel on drums and Roberta Piket from the US on piano. All five musicians have solid backgrounds, both in traditional contexts as in a more free environment, as is the case here, for this live performance at the Lviv Jazz Festival in Ukraine in 2007, and it is free jazz in the spirit of the seventies, with the whole band working together on a coherent musical flow, rhytmic and forward-moving, with … ..

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Op Der Schmelz Live Album CD

Op Der Schmelz Live

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The Resonance Ensemble – Kafka In Flight

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