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Wheelhouse: Boss Of The Plains (Aerophonic)

The debut album from the trio of Dave Rempis (sax), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone) and Nate McBride (bass) is a rich melodic and harmonic release with tracks that vary from sparse to zestful.
 

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UPC: 4144413152

Label: Aerophonic
Catalog ID: AR-002
Squidco Product Code: 17770

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on October 9th, 2010 in Chicago at Izzy's Palace.


Personnel:

Dave Rempis-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone

Jason Adasiewicz-vibraphone

Nate McBride-bass

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track listing:


1. Song Sex Part 1 4:13

2. Song Hate 5:08

3. Song For 2:51

4. Song Juan 6:07

5. Song For Teens 11:13

6. Song Heaven 6:04

7. Song Fife 2:26

8. Song A-Team 2:56

9. Song Sex Part 2 9:40

10. Song Tree 2:40
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Improvised Music
Jazz
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
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"In contrast, Wheelhouse's debut CD, Boss of the Plains, shows a more introspective side of Rempis' playing. This drummer-less trio with vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz and bassist Nate McBride first formed in 2005, and this recording represents their slow-cooked, and long-overdue, recorded debut. The trio's well-considered development over many years has allowed for an almost telepathic empathy between these players. All notable soloists and leaders on their own, in this context they pursue a more group-oriented sound where a leader emerges and retracts in unpredictable ways. Additionally, the lack of a drummer provides more sonic space and exposes many of the melodic and harmonic interactions that arise in the group, providing a setting that can move from passages that are remarkably austere, to ones that are highly energetic and dense."-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/)
2/14/2018

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"Jason Adasiewicz was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1977, but raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He studied jazz drums at DePaul University for three years. He only eased into the vibraphone after leaving school, playing it in the indie-rock scene around Chicago with bands like Pinetop Seven and the singer-songwriter Edith Frost.

In the early 2000s he began his collaboration with cornetist Josh Berman and drummer Mike Reed. Since then he was worked in the Chicago jazz and improvisation scene with multiple bands, including Rob Mazurek's Starlicker and Exploding Star Orchestra, Mike Reed's Loose Assembly, Josh Berman and His Gang, Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal, James Falzone's Klang and Ken Vandermark's Topology and Audio One.

Adasiewicz formed his Chicago-based jazz quintet, Rolldown, in 2004, while living in Madison. In 2008 he founded the trio Sun Rooms, with Nate McBride and Mike Reed."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Adasiewicz)
2/14/2018

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Other Releases With These Artists:
Rempis, Dave
Lattice
(Aerophonic)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly)
Cochonnerie
(Aerophonic)
Ballister
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD]
(Dropa Disc)
Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Slag
(Aerophonic)
Roebke, Jason Octet
Cinema Spiral
(NoBusiness)
Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard
Polynya
(Aerophonic)
Jackson, Keefe / Jason Adasiewicz
Rows And Rows
(Delmark)
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)
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)
Adasiewicz's, Jason Sun Rooms
From The Region
(Delmark)
Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble
Mental Shake [VINYL]
(Otoroku)
Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble
Mental Shake
(Otoroku)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Both Ends [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Rempis, Dave / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs
Spectral
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Marhaug Duo
Naancore [VINYL]
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Daisy Duo, The
Second Spring
(Aerophonic)
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Circuitous
(Driff Records)
Rosaly, Frank
Cicada Music
(Delmark)
Abrams, Joshua Quartet
Unknown Known
(RogueArt)
Ballister (Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love / Rempis)
Mi Casa Es En Fuego
(Ballister Music)
KLANG
Other Doors
(Allos Musica)
Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen-Love)
Mechanisms
(Clean Feed)
Adasiewicz, Jason
Spacer
(Delmark)
Arrive: Shelton / Adasiewicz / Roebke / Daisy
There Was
(Clean Feed)
Exploding Star Orchestra
Stars Have Shapes
(Delmark)
Rempis / Rosaly
Cyrillic
(482 Music)
Lucky 7's
Pluto Junkyard
(Clean Feed)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Ballister
Low Level Stink [VINYL & DVD]
(Dropa Disc)
Ballister (Renpis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Slag
(Aerophonic)
Roebke, Jason Octet
Cinema Spiral
(NoBusiness)
Jackson, Keefe / Jason Adasiewicz
Rows And Rows
(Delmark)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
The Midwest School [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Afterimage
(Driff Records)
Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble
Mental Shake [VINYL]
(Otoroku)
Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble
Mental Shake
(Otoroku)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Both Ends [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Mazurek, Rob Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell
Matter Anti-Matter, Sixty-Three Moons Of Jupiter & Electronic Works [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Abrams, Joshua Quartet
Unknown Known
(RogueArt)
KLANG
Other Doors
(Allos Musica)
Exploding Star Orchestra
Stars Have Shapes
(Delmark)
Lucky 7's
Pluto Junkyard
(Clean Feed)
Other Recommended Releases:
Rempis, Dave
Lattice
(Aerophonic)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker Flaten / Daisy / Rosaly)
Cochonnerie
(Aerophonic)
Gunwale: Rempis / Wildeman / Packard
Polynya
(Aerophonic)
Rempis Percussion Quartet, The (w/ Haker-Flaten / Rosaly / Daisy)
Cash And Carry
(Aerophonic)
Ballister (Rempis / Lonberg-Holm / Nilssen-Love)
Worse For The Wear
(Aerophonic)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Adasiewicz's, Jason Sun Rooms
From The Region
(Delmark)
Rempis, Dave / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs
Spectral
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Marhaug Duo
Naancore [VINYL]
(Aerophonic)
Rempis / Daisy Duo, The
Second Spring
(Aerophonic)
Karayorgis, Pandelis Quintet
Circuitous
(Driff Records)
Rosaly, Frank
Cicada Music
(Delmark)

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