Grade List: Ken Vandermark

  1. The Vandermark Quartet: Big Head Eddie (1993, Platypus) B
  2. Caffeine: Caffeine (1993 [1994], Okka Disk) A-
  3. Vandermark Quartet: Solid Action (1994, Platypus) B+(***)
  4. Ken Vandermark: Standards (1994 [1995], Quinnah) B+(**)
  5. Steelwool Trio: International Front (1994 [1998], Okka Disk) A-
  6. Ken Vandermark/Barrage Double Trio: Utility Hitter (1995, Quinnah) A-
  7. FJF: Blow Horn (1995 [1997], Okka Disk) B+(*)
  8. Vandermark Five: Single Piece Flow (1996 [1997], Atavistic) A-
  9. Steam: Real Time (1996 [2000], Atavistic) A-
  10. DKV Trio: Baraka (1997, Okka Disk) B+(*)
  11. DK3: Neutrons (1997 [1998], Quarterstick) B+(***)
  12. Vandermark Five: Target or Flag (1997 [1998], Atavistic) A
  13. Vandermark 5: Drink, Don't Drown (1997, Savage Sound Syndicate) B+(*)
  14. Witches & Devils: Empty Bottle Chicago (1997 [2000], Savage Sound Syndicate) B+(*)
  15. Ken Vandermark: Straight Lines: Ken Vandermark's Joe Harriott Project (1998 [1999], Atavistic) A-
  16. DKV Trio: Live in Wels and Chicago, 1998 (1998 [1999], Okka Disk) B+(***)
  17. Ken Vandermark: Simpatico (1998 [1999], Atavistic) B
  18. Vandermark 5: Thinking on One's Feet (1998, Savage Sound Syndicate) B+(**)
  19. Ken Vandermark: Design in Time (1999, Delmark) A-
  20. Ken Vandermark: Burn the Incline (2000, Atavistic) B+
  21. Ken Vandermark [Hamid Drake, Nate McBride]: Spaceways Incorporated: Thirteen Cosmic Standards (2000, Atavistic) A-
  22. Territory Band-1: Transatlantic Bridge (2000 [2001], Okka Disk) B+
  23. School Days: Crossing Division (2000, Okka Disk) A-
  24. The Vandermark 5: Acoustic Machine (2001, Atavistic) A-
  25. Territory Band-2: Atlas (2001 [2002], Okka Disk) B+(**)
  26. DKV Trio: Trigonometry (2001 [2002], Okka Disk) B+(***)
  27. School Days: In Our Times (2001 [2002], Okka Disk) A-
  28. Ken Vandermark: Two Days in December (2001 [2002], Wobbly Rail) B+(***)
  29. Spaceways Inc.: Version Soul (2002, Atavistic) A
  30. FME: Live at the Glenn Miller Café - Feb. 27, 2002 (2002, Okka Disk) B+(***)
  31. Ken Vandermark: Free Jazz Classics Vols. 1 and 2 (2000-2001 [2002], Atavistic) A-
  32. The Vandermark 5: Airports for Light (2002 [2003], Atavistic) A-
  33. Ken Vandermark: Furniture Music (2003, Okka Disk) B+
  34. Free Fall: Furnace (2002 [2003], Wobbly Rail) B+
  35. Ken Vandermark [Brian Dibblee]: Duets (2002-2003 [2003], Future Reference) B+(***)
  36. The Vandermark Five: Elements of Style . . . Exercises in Surprise (2003 [2004], Atavistic) A
  37. Sonore: No One Ever Works Alone (2003 [2004], Okka Disk) B+(***)
  38. Atomic/School Days: Nuclear Assembly Hall (2003 [2004], Okka Disk) B+(**)
  39. Sound in Action Trio: Gate (2003 [2006], Atavistic) A-
  40. Triple Play: Gambit (2004, Clean Feed) A-
  41. FME: Underground (2004, Okka Disk) A-
  42. Territory Band-3: Map Theory (2004, Okka Disk) B
  43. Territory Band-4: Company Switch (2004 [2005], Okka Disk) B+(**)
  44. Vandermark 5: Alchemia (2004 [2005], Not Two) A-
  45. Vandermark 5: The Color of Memory (2004 [2005], Atavistic) A-
  46. Vandermark 5: Free Jazz Classics Vols. 3 & 4 (2003-2004 [2006], Atavistic) A
  47. FME: Cuts (2004 [2005], Okka Disk) A-
  48. Free Fall: Amsterdam Funk (2004 [2005], Smalltown Superjazz) B+(*)
  49. Territory Band-5: New Horse for the White House (2005 [2006], Okka Disk) B+(*)
  50. FME: Montage (2005 [2006], Okka Disk) B+(**)
  51. Bridge 61: Journal (2005 [2006], Atavistic) B+(*)
  52. Ken Vandermark [Paal Nilssen-Love]: Seven (2005 [2006], Smalltown Supersound) B+(*)
  53. Vandermark 5: A Discontinuous Line (2005 [2006], Atavistic) A-
  54. Ken Vandermark [Marcin Oles, Bartlomiej Brat Oles]: Ideas (2005 [2007], Not Two) B+(**)
  55. Fire Room: Broken Music (2005 [2009], Atavistic) B
  56. Powerhouse Sound: Oslo/Chicago Breaks (2005-2006 [2007], Atavistic) A
  57. Free Fall: The Point in a Line (2006 [2007], Smalltown Superjazz) B+(**)
  58. Territory Band-6: Collide (2006 [2007], Okka Disk) B+(***)
  59. Ken Vandermark [Pandelis Karayorgis]: Foreground Music (2006 [2007], Okka Disk) B+(**)
  60. Ken Vandermark [Tim Daisy]: August Music (2006 [2007], self-released) A-
  61. Sonore: Only the Devil Has No Dreams (2006 [2007], Jazzwerkstatt)
  62. Vandermark 5: Beat Reader (2006 [2008], Atavistic) A-
  63. Atomic/School Days: Distil (2006 [2008], Okka Disk) B+(**)
  64. C.O.D.E.: Play the Music of Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy (2008, Cracked Anegg) B+(***)
  65. Ken Vandermark [Kent Kessler, Ingebrigt Hĺker Flaten, Nate McBride, Wilbert De Joode]: Collected Fiction (2008 [2009], Okka Disk) A-
  66. Ken Vandermark [Barry Guy, Mark Sanders]: Fox Fire (2008 [2009], Maya) B+(***)
  67. Sonore: Call Before You Dig: Loft/Köln (2008 [2009], Okka Disk) B+(*)
  68. Ken Vandermark: Artifact iTi: Live in St. Johann (2008 [2010], Okka Disk) B+(***)
  69. Ken Vandermark: Strade d'Acqua / Roads of Water (2008 [2010], Multikulti) B+(*)
  70. Powerhouse Sound: Overlap (2007-2008 [2010], Laurence Family) A-
  71. Ken Vandermark: Annular Gift (2009, Not Two) A-
  72. The Frame Quartet: 35mm (2009, Okka Disk) B+(***)
  73. Free Fall: Gray Scale (2008 [2010], Smalltown Superjazz) A-
  74. Vandermark 5: The Horse Jumps / The Ship Is Gone (2009 [2010], Not Two) A-
  75. Reed Trio: Last Train to the First Station (2008-2010 [2011], Kilogram) B+(*)
  76. Ken Vandermark: Mark in the Water (2010 [2011], Not Two) B+(*)
  77. Ken Vandermark [Tim Daisy]: The Conversation (2010-2011 [2011], Multikulti) B+(***)
  78. The Resonance Ensemble: Kafka in Flight (2011, Not Two) A-
  79. Side A: A New Margin (2011, Clean Feed) A-
  80. Sonore: Cafe Oto / London (2011, Trost) B
  81. DKV Trio: Past Present (2008-2011 [2012], Not Two)
  82. Platform 1: Takes Off (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  83. Ken Vandermark [Paal Nilssen-Love]: Letter to a Stranger (2011 [2012], Smalltown Superjazz) B+(***)
  84. Made to Break: Provoke (2011 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  85. DKV Trio: Schl8hof (2011 [2013], Trost) B+(**)
  86. Rara Avis: Mutations / Multicellulars Mutations (2012 [2013], dEN) B+(*)
  87. The Resonance Ensemble: What Country Is This? (2012, Not Two) A-
  88. The Resonance Ensemble: Head Above Water, Feet Out of the Fire (2012-2013 [2013], Not Two) A-
  89. Ken Vandermark [Agustí Fernández]: Interacting Fields (2013, Discordian) B+(***)
  90. Ken Vandermark's Topology Nonet: Impressions of Po Music (2013, Okka Disk) B+(**)
  91. Made to Break: Cherchez La Femme (2013 [2014], Trost) B+(***)
  92. Side A: In the Abstract (2013 [2014], Not Two) B+(**)
  93. The Resonance Ensemble: Double Arc (2013 [2015], Not Two) B+(***)
  94. Rara Avis: Rara Avis (2013 [2015], Not Two) B+(**)
  95. Ken Vandermark [Paal Nilssen-Love]: The Lions Have Eaten One of the Guards (2013 [2015], Audiographic) B+(***)
  96. Audio One: The Midwest School (2014, Audiographic) B+(**)
  97. Audio One: An International Report (2014, Audiographic) A-
  98. Made to Break: Before the Code (2014 [2015], Trost) B+(***)
  99. Audio One: What Thomas Bernhard Saw (2014 [2015], Audiographic) A-
  100. Ken Vandermark: Before the Code: Live (2014 [2016], Audiographic) B+(**)
  101. Made to Break: N N N (2014 [2016], Audiographic) A-
  102. Made to Break: Dispatch to the Sea (2014 [2016], Audiographic) A-
  103. The DKV Thing Trio: Collider (2014 [2016], Not Two) B+(**)
  104. DEK Trio: Burning Below Zero (2014 [2016], Trost) B+(***)
  105. Ken Vandermark: Site Specific (2014-2015 [2015], Audiographic) B+(**)
  106. Ken Vandermark: Splinters (2014-2015 [2016], Audiograph) B+(*)
  107. Ken Vandermark [Klaus Kugel, Mark Tokar]: Escalator (2016 [2017], Not Two) B+(***)
  108. DEK Trio: Construct 1: Stone (2016 [2017], Audiographic) A-
  109. DEK Trio: Construct 2: Artfacts (2017, Audiographic) B+(***)
  110. DEK Trio: Construct 3: Divadlo 29 (2017, Audiographic) B+(***)

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