Following their 2013 release "Aphelion", the working trio of Dave Rempis on sax, Joshua Abrams on bass & clarinet, and Avreeayl Ra on drums release their 2nd collaboration in a 2-CD album of live and studio improvisations, adding Jim Baker on keys and electronics for the 2nd disc.
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Catalog ID: AR012
Squidco Product Code: 22027
Format: 2 CDs
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Disc one recorded at Elastic Arts in Chicago on August 27th, 2015. Disc two recorded at The Owl in Chicago on January 3rd, 2016.
Dave Rempis–alto, saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Joshua Abrams–bass, clarinet
Avreeayl Ra–drums, wooden flute
Jim Baker–keyboard, electronics
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sample the album:
"This sophomore release by the working trio of Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, and Avreeayl Ra shows a band doubling down on the slow, patient approach to improvising that characterized their first release, 2014's Aphelion. The trio continues to pulsate, expanding ever outwards, yet returning to a central core each time to launch their next adventure.
The live sets presented on this new two-disc set document that musical expansion and contraction within the trio, but also take things a step further as the band adds enigmatic keyboardist Jim Baker to the fold as a special guest for disc two. Baker's a logical choice to meet up with these three; his own trio with Abrams and Ra, although a sporadic grouping, dates back to the early aught's, and he's worked with both in countless other contexts across many years. Similarly, a multitude of collaborations between he and Rempis date back to the late 1990's.
On Perihelion, these two overlapping circles spiral seamlessly into focus to demonstrate the gravitational strength of a central core built by decades of shared history."-Aerophonic
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