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Rempis, Dave / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs: Spectral (Aerophonic)

Inspired by Larry Ochs' Rova and Darren Johnston's collaborations with Rempis, this free-improvising trio began life in 2011, developing an "invisible architecture" that guides their playing, as heard in these seven superb recordings.
 

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UPC: 700261398785

Label: Aerophonic
Catalog ID: AR-006
Squidco Product Code: 18948

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Tracks 3 and 7 recorded by Tom Hunt at Berkeley Arts, Berkeley, CA on May 23, 2012; All other tracks recorded by Eric Moffat at the Catacombs, San Francisco, CA on May 25, 2012.


Personnel:

Dave Rempis-alto saxophone

Darren Johntson-trumpet

Larry Ochs-tenor saxophone, sopranino saxophone

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track listing:


1. Traction 8:49

2. Iterated Integrals 7:29

3. Wrinkle Wrankle 10:15

4. How It Started 6:07

5. Snaggletooth Tussle 4:50

6. Cheek and Bones 6:45

7. The Drop 11:17




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"This free-improvising trio came together in the fall of 2011, when Rempis journeyed to the West Coast to discover some things about his compatriots on the Bay Area improving scene. Trumpeter Johnston, a frequent visitor to Chicago, where the two had collaborated in several different settings in the years prior, suggested this trio lineup for a performance at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub.

Although Rempis hadn't worked with Ochs before, the latter's renowned experience in the all-horn lineup of The ROVA Saxophone Quartet made the idea especially appealing. From the first few notes, that initial meeting flowed comfortably, yet in totally unexpected ways, with all three making logical structural decisions that gave their improvisations the feel of through-composed pieces.

Eager to continue developing this language that the three later came to dub "invisible architecture," Rempis made a follow-up trip to the Bay Area in the spring of 2012 for two more concerts and a studio recording session.

Spectral, the first document of their work, was the result of that visit, and shows an improvising trio playing out an audible game of chess. Not satisfied with simply existing in the moment, these three combine sensibilities to look many moves ahead, setting each other up time and again to capitalize on structural possibilities that give rare and meaningful form to an otherwise very spontaneous music."-Aerophonic Records


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/)
6/14/2017

"Larry Ochs (b. May 3, 1949, New York City) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Ochs studied trumpet briefly but concentrated on tenor and sopranino saxophones. He worked as a record producer and founded his own label, Metalanguage Records, in 1978, in addition to operating the Twelve Stars studio in California. He co-founded the Rova Saxophone Quartet, and also worked in Glenn Spearman's Double Trio. A frequent recipient of commissions, he composed the music for the play Goya's L.A. by Leslie Scalapino in 1994 and for Letters Not About Love, which was named best documentary film at SXSW in 1998. He has also played in a new music trio called Room and the What We Live ensemble. He has recorded several albums as a leader. He formed the group Kihnoua in 2007 with vocalist Dohee Lee and Scott Amendola on drums and electronics, which released Unauthorized Caprices in 2010. He is married to the poet Lyn Hejinian."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Ochs_(musician))
6/14/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser
Saxophone Special
(Clean Feed)
Ellis, Lisle
Elevations
(Les Disques Victo)
Ballister
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD]
(Dropa Disc)
Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Slag
(Aerophonic)
Rova::Orkestrova
No Favorites! (for Lawrence "Butch" Morris)
(New World Records)
Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard
Polynya
(Aerophonic)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
The Midwest School [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
An International Report [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
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)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Both Ends [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Rempis / Marhaug Duo
Naancore [VINYL]
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Abrams / Ra
Aphelion
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Daisy Duo, The
Second Spring
(Aerophonic)
Jackson, Keefe Likely So
A Round Goal
(Delmark)
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Circuitous
(Driff Records)
Wheelhouse
Boss Of The Plains
(Aerophonic)
Rempis Percussion Quartet ,The
Phalanx [2 CDs]
(Aerophonic)
Ballister (Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love / Rempis)
Mi Casa Es En Fuego
(Ballister Music)
Petit, Didier - Alexandre Pierrepont
Passages - A Road Record: Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles
(RogueArt)
Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love)
Mechanisms
(Clean Feed)
Rempis / Rosaly
Cyrillic
(482 Music)
Ochs, Larry Quintet
Stone Shift
(RogueArt)
Ochs / Masaoka / Lee
Spiller Alley
(RogueArt)
Ochs, Larry / Rova Special Sextet / OrkestRova
The Mirror World (for Stan Brakhage)
(Metalanguage)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The
Hunter-Gatherers
(482 Music)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The
Rip Tear Crunch
(482 Music)
Rova
Bingo
(Les Disques Victo)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Ellis, Lisle
Elevations
(Les Disques Victo)
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)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
An International Report [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Afterimage
(Driff Records)
Jackson, Keefe Likely So
A Round Goal
(Delmark)
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Circuitous
(Driff Records)
Ballister (Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love / Rempis)
Mi Casa Es En Fuego
(Ballister Music)
Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love)
Mechanisms
(Clean Feed)
Rempis / Rosaly
Cyrillic
(482 Music)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The
Hunter-Gatherers
(482 Music)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The
Rip Tear Crunch
(482 Music)
Other Recommended Releases:
Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser
Saxophone Special
(Clean Feed)
Rova::Orkestrova
No Favorites! (for Lawrence "Butch" Morris)
(New World Records)
Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard
Polynya
(Aerophonic)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
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)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Both Ends [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Rempis / Marhaug Duo
Naancore [VINYL]
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Abrams / Ra
Aphelion
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Daisy Duo, The
Second Spring
(Aerophonic)

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