Nate Chinen review of Vandermark 5 performance in NYT

Giving Everything the Supercharged Treatment, Even Ballads – New York Times

Enterprise and industry aren’t qualities often attributed to jazz’s rambunctious outer fringe. In the case of Ken Vandermark, though, they dominate the discussion. Mr. Vandermark, a saxophonist and clarinetist based in Chicago, has spent his career fusing the exploratory fire of free jazz with the do-it-yourself ethos of underground rock.