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Rempis / Daisy Duo, The: Second Spring (Aerophonic)

Since 1997 drummer Tim Daisy and saxophonist Dave Rempis have worked together as part of the vital Chicago improvising scene, heard here in these superb duo sessions of great technical, musical, and inventive skills.
 

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UPC: 700261392462

Label: Aerophonic
Catalog ID: AR 003
Squidco Product Code: 18456

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on May 20th, 2013 at Minbal by Benjamin Balcom.


Personnel:

Dave Rempis-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

Tim Daisy-percussion

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track listing:


1. Impasto 11:57

2. Numbers Lost 7:17

3. Three Flags 5:07

4. Frijoleo 16:45

5. For R. Barry 2:46

6. Gerosten and Gesalten 10:46




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"Dave Rempis and Tim Daisy are two musicians whose work has helped to define an entire generation of Chicago improvisers. Having performed together since they both hit the Chicago scene in the fall of 1997, these two have joined forces on hundreds of performances and dozens of recordings with notable groups including Triage, The Engines, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Vandermark Five, and countless other ad hoc groupings. Their duo pairing has a similarly long history whose roots date back to the countless all-day/all-night workshop sessions that Daisy hosted in his garage practice space in the late 90's, where these two rolled up their sleeves together for the first time, laying the foundation for a lengthy and fruitful set of collaborations.

On this recording, a follow-up to their 2005 release Back To The Circle on the Okkadisk imprint, the two capitalize on these deep roots to produce an almost telepathic interaction in their improvisations. Never willing to settle into comfortable territory though, the two continue to push each other into new sonic realms, repeatedly pulling the carpet out from one another as the ground becomes too firm underfoot."-Aerophonic


Artist Biographies:

"Dave Rempis was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts on March 24th, 1975. He began his musical studies at the age of 8, inspired by a family friend who played clarinet in local Greek bands, and by Zoot, of the Muppets Band, to pick up saxophone. During high school he performed in his town, district, and all-state bands and wind ensembles, as well as in a jazz combo at a local music school.

In 1993, Rempis began a degree in classical saxophone at Northwestern University with Frederick Hemke. Finding this environment stifling, Rempis quickly ditched the music degree to pursue studies in anthropology and ethnomusicology. As part of these studies, he spent a year at the International Centre for African Music and Dance at the University of Ghana, Legon, studying African music and ethnomusicology. He also continued to perform with many different types of groups, ranging from highlife and reggae bands while in Ghana, to jazz, free jazz, funk, and contemporary music ensembles at home. He graduated from Northwestern in 1997.

Upon graduating, Rempis decided to focus on performing, and in March of 1998 at the age of 22 was asked to replace veteran saxophonist Mars Williams in the well-known Chicago jazz outfit The Vandermark Five. This opportunity catapulted him to notoriety as he began to tour regularly throughout the US and Europe playing clubs, concert halls, and festivals on both continents.

During his tenure with The Vandermark Five, Rempis also began to develop the many Chicago-based groups and international collaborations for which he's currently known, including The Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Engines, Ballister, Rempis/Abrams/Ra, Wheelhouse, The Rempis/Rosaly Duo, and The Rempis/Daisy Duo. Many of these groups have been documented on the Okkadisk, 482 Music, Not Two, Clean Feed, Solitaire, and Utech record labels. Past collaborations have included performances with Paul Lytton, Axel Dörner, Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake, Steve Swell, John Tchicai, Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson, Kevin Drumm, Paal Nilssen-Love, Nels Cline, Tony Buck, and Joe McPhee. Rempis has been named regularly since 2006 in the annual Downbeat Critics's Poll as a "rising star" on alto saxophone, and as a "rising star" and "established talent" on baritone saxophone.

Aside from performing, Rempis is also active as a presenter. Since 2002, he's curated a weekly Thursday-night concert series for the Elastic Arts Foundation. The series has featured over 500 concerts by some of the best improvisers from around the world, while maintaining a focus on up-and-coming local musicians. In late 2005, Rempis helped form the presenters' collective Umbrella Music, working with a small group of musicians and presenters in Chicago to provide better playing opportunities for creative and improvising musicians. As part of this group, he organized the annual Umbrella Music Festival from 2006-2014.

Rempis is also one of the main organizers of the indie-rock Pitchfork Music Festival, a 60,000-person event which takes place in Chicago's Union Park every July."

-Dave Rempis Website (http://daverempis.com/bio/)
6/23/2017

"Tim Daisy (percussion) has been an active member of Chicago' s creative music scene since moving there in 1997. He has performed, composed, recorded, and toured with many of the city's celebrated musicians and ensembles, including the Engines, KLANG, the Rempis Percussion Quartet, the Resonance Ensemble, and the Vandermark 5. In addition, Tim maintains an active composing schedule, writing for his own bands (such as Vox Arcana and Group 4-34) as well as contributing music to a number of collaborative projects- including chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, and film. He has had the fortunate experience to perform and record with many great improvisers both from around the world, including: Fred Anderson, Jim Baker, Jeb Bishop, Magnus Broo, Xavier Charles, James Falzone, Erik Friedlander, Per-Ake Homlander, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nate McBride, Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis, Steve Swell, Mikolaj Trzaska, Havard Wiik, Waclaw Zimpel, and Michael Zerang. Besides a regular concert schedule in Chicago, Tim has toured throughout North America and Europe, and has performed at numerous international music festivals."

-Ken Vandermark Website (http://kenvandermark.com/2013/10/made-to-break-biography/)
6/23/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient
Dear Everyone [2 CDs]
(Not Two)
Ballister
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD]
(Dropa Disc)
Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Slag
(Aerophonic)
Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard
Polynya
(Aerophonic)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
The Midwest School [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker-Flaten / Rosaly / Daisy)
Cash And Carry
(Aerophonic)
Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark)
Western Automatic
(Aerophonic)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Worse For The Wear
(Aerophonic)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Afterimage
(Driff Records)
Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack
...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire
(Singlespeed Music)
Margots, The
Sople
(Okka)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Both Ends [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Rempis, Dave / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs
Spectral
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Marhaug Duo
Naancore [VINYL]
(Aerophonic)
Inner Ear (Trzaska / Swell / Daisy / Holmlander)
Return From The Centre of Earth
(Bocian)
Made to Break
Cherchez la Femme [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Rempis / Abrams / Ra
Aphelion
(Aerophonic)
Various Artists
Amalgam(e): 10 Years of Red Toucan [2 CDs]
(Red Toucan)
Jackson, Keefe Likely So
A Round Goal
(Delmark)
Margots, The (Vandermark / Daisy / McPhee / Reid / &c)
Pescado
(Okka)
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
Made to Break
Lacerba [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Circuitous
(Driff Records)
Wheelhouse
Boss Of The Plains
(Aerophonic)
Rempis Percussion Quartet ,The
Phalanx [2 CDs]
(Aerophonic)
Made to Break (Daisy / Hoff / Kurzmann / Vandermark)
Provoke
(Clean Feed)
Ballister (Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love / Rempis)
Mi Casa Es En Fuego
(Ballister Music)
Giallorenzo, Paul Trio featuring Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and Tim Daisy
Pg3 IHF & tD
(Not Two Records)
Riordan Quartet, Marc
Binoculars
(Club Nerodia)
KLANG
Brooklyn Lines...Chicago Spaces
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KLANG
Other Doors
(Allos Musica)
Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love)
Mechanisms
(Clean Feed)
Arrive: Shelton / Adasiewicz / Roebke / Daisy
There Was
(Clean Feed)
Rempis / Rosaly
Cyrillic
(482 Music)
Bruckmann, Kyle
Wrack
(Red Toucan)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The
Rip Tear Crunch
(482 Music)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Bruckmann, Kyle Degradient
Dear Everyone [2 CDs]
(Not Two)
Ballister
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD]
(Dropa Disc)
Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Slag
(Aerophonic)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
The Midwest School [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Afterimage
(Driff Records)
Bruckmann's, Kyle Wrack
...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire
(Singlespeed Music)
Margots, The
Sople
(Okka)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Both Ends [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Inner Ear (Trzaska / Swell / Daisy / Holmlander)
Return From The Centre of Earth
(Bocian)
Made to Break
Cherchez la Femme [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Various Artists
Amalgam(e): 10 Years of Red Toucan [2 CDs]
(Red Toucan)
Jackson, Keefe Likely So
A Round Goal
(Delmark)
Margots, The (Vandermark / Daisy / McPhee / Reid / &c)
Pescado
(Okka)
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
Made to Break
Lacerba [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Made to Break (Daisy / Hoff / Kurzmann / Vandermark)
Provoke
(Clean Feed)
Giallorenzo, Paul Trio featuring Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and Tim Daisy
Pg3 IHF & tD
(Not Two Records)
Riordan Quartet, Marc
Binoculars
(Club Nerodia)
KLANG
Brooklyn Lines...Chicago Spaces
(Allos Musica)
KLANG
Other Doors
(Allos Musica)
Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love)
Mechanisms
(Clean Feed)
Arrive: Shelton / Adasiewicz / Roebke / Daisy
There Was
(Clean Feed)
Rempis / Rosaly
Cyrillic
(482 Music)
Bruckmann, Kyle
Wrack
(Red Toucan)
Other Recommended Releases:
Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard
Polynya
(Aerophonic)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker-Flaten / Rosaly / Daisy)
Cash And Carry
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