Ken Vandermark Powerhouse at Newport Jazz Festival; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR i
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Ken Vandermark Powerhouse at Newport Jazz Festival; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR
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Newport Jazz Festival

Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound: Newport Jazz 2010WBGO-FM

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Ken Vandermark was born across the bay from Newport, but Chicago's tight-knit and thriving progressive scene now lays claim to one of the most prolific musicians anywhere. His Powerhouse Sound band starts from funk and dub rhythms; on stage at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., they'll be meticulously reconfigured and dished out with zealous improvisation.

Personnel
  • Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone
  • Jeff Parker, guitar
  • Nate McBride, electric bass
  • John Herndon, drums
Set List
  • "Shocklee"
  • "Edges of Tape"
  • "Leap"
  • "Exit/Salida"
  • "Broken Numbers"
  • "King to Crown Pt 2"
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