Ken Vandermark and Jason Moran

Green Mill Jazz Club, Feb. 5 It would have been a tad glib to bill the new band that reedist Vandermark and pianist Moran led as Two Geniuses, even though Vandermark was a recipient of a coveted MacArthur Fellowship (or ¿genius grant¿). More important, the two innovators partnered with guitarist Jeff Parker and drummer Nasheet Waits for the first time, the quartet every whit as explosive as one might have expected, if not quite as polished as one might have hoped. Yet the tremendous range of ideas these musicians offered suggested that this could be a great ensemble in the making.
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