Europe-Chicago: Ken Vandermark's Territory Band 6,
featuring Fred Anderson, plus Fred Anderson Trio
Ken Vandermark's Territory Band connects Chicago with prominent cutting-edge musicians in Scandinavia and premieres new compositions written for legendary Chicago saxophonist Fred Anderson. The musicians' like-minded inventiveness makes for ample freedoms; producing original melodies that can explode at any given moment. Featured musicians include Jeb Bishop and Axel Doerner (brass); Lasse Marhaug (electronics); Paul Lytton and Paal Nilssen-Love (percussion); Jim Baker (piano); Fredrik Ljungkvist, Dave Rempis, and Ken Vandermark (reeds); and Kent Kessler, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and David Stackenas (strings). The concert opens with the Fred Anderson Trio featuring Hamid Drake (drums) and Harrison Bankhead (bass).