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

Rempis / Rosaly

Rempis / Rosaly: Cyrillic (482 Music)
Label: 482 Music    
Released in: USA    

"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,

"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

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Product Information:

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.


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