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Ken Vandermark: Focus

Ken Vandermark (photo: Joel Wanek)
Ken Vandermark (photo: Joel Wanek)
Ken Vandermark
The Vandermark 5 (L-R): Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler

The stink of Ammonia and bleach on the still-wet floor greets the Vandermark 5.

It’s one hour before show time at the Black Cat, Washington, D.C.’s premier indie-rock club, and the members of Ken Vandermark’s quintet-bassist Kent Kessler, trombonist Jeb Bishop, saxophonist Dave Rempis and new drummer Tim Daisy-are quickly loading in their equipment from their two rental vans.

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