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Rempis / Rosaly: Cyrillic (482 Music)

Half of Chicago's Rempis Percussion Quartet, saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Frank Rosaly perform seven authoritative and indefatigable compositions.
 

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UPC: 650594106420

Label: 482 Music
Catalog ID: 1064
Squidco Product Code: 12677

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded by Jamie Wagner at Strobe Recordings, Chicago on January 30, 2009.


Personnel:

Dave Rempis-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

Franky Rosaly-drums

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track listing:


1. Antiphony 8:16

2. Tainos 7:55

3. Thief of Sleep 4:17

4. How to Cross When Bridges Are Out 15:57

5. Still Will 8:27

6. Don't Trade Here 4:17

7. In Plain Sight 8:48
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"Improvisations from two of Chicago's busiest jazz musicians. The duo build their sound on the unique playing relationship they share, without relying upon written material or any given licks to propel the music. Over the course of the album, listeners bear witness to the profound connection that exists between these two versatile musicians who have been working together regularly in numerous contexts for the past seven years."-482 Music

"The duo of saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Frank Rosaly come roaring out of Chicago with a muscular exercise in free jazz. Rempis has a beautiful tone, whether on alto, tenor or baritone, and Rosaly is a perfect partner for him, sometimes pushing Rempis, sometimes providing splashes of colour to add emotional depth, as on the lovely "Thief of Sleep". Their work together never sounds forced, even on "How to Cross When the Bridges Are Out", on which they go through a series of moods in a 16-minute tour-de-force." - Mike Chamberlain, hour.ca

"Because saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Frank Rosaly are half of the splendid Rempis Percussion Quartet, you might imagine you'd only get half as much music from just the two of them. But the duo format actually affords them more freedom to explore divergent styles and dynamic extremes than they have in the RPQ. "Still Will," from their forthcoming debut CD, Cyrillic (482 Music), starts out so quiet it's barely there, slowly building from tiny rustles and low moans to startling, emphatic cries. On "In Plain Sight," Rempis casts out bobbing, bebop-inspired baritone phrases over Rosaly's shuffling snare beats, then reels in an exquisite sliver of a ballad. And on the album's epic centerpiece, "How to Cross When Bridges Are Out," the two men sustain a circuitous, mutually challenging dialogue of discrete gestures, darting feints, and blistering energy vectors for more than 15 minutes. Though Cyrillic won't be officially released until January, the duo will have copies for sale at this record-release show, which is also the first date of a two-week tour." - Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader Critic's Choice


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/)
11/15/2017

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