Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet
Dave Rempis, alto + tenor + baritone saxophone
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass
Frank Rosaly, drums
Tim Daisy, drums
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet.
The Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet is a free-improvising whirlwind that draws inspiration from a shared interest in West African and Latin American rhythms, coupled with American funk and free jazz. Using these influences, the band creates spontaneous music which nevertheless maintains a focus on ensemble motion and compositional structures. Led by saxophonist Dave Rempis (The Engines, Rempis/Rosaly Duo, Triage, Vandermark Five) the band originally formed for a house party in April 2004, and their performances maintain an unabashedly raucous energy based on relentless grooves and unrestrained blowing, tempered with occasional moments of quiet balladry. This quartet has toured regularly throughout the US and Europe since 2006. Their most recent record, Cash and Carry(2015) released this year on Rempis’ own Aerophonic Records imprint, documents a 2014 hometown concert that closed out that year’s Chicago Jazz Festival at the venerable Hungry Brain.
Admission is FREE