Here we have a CD that contains 1960s free jazz but will be considered avant garde by most fans. Vandermark, on tenor sax and clarinet, joins Sweden’s AALY Trio (Mats Gustafsson, tenor and alto; Peter Janson, bass; and Kjell Nordeson, drums) live in Stockholm. Two of the compositions are by pioneering ’60s free players: “Ghosts” by Albert Ayler and “Idioms” by the under appreciated Joe Harriott. “Unit Character,” by Vandermark, is dedicated to Jimmy Lyons. Gustafsson contributes “Alva Joe.”
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