Tracks 1 & 2 recorded live at Collective Arts Incubator
Los Angeles, CA | May 26th, 2017
Track 3 & 4 recorded live at Rhizome DC
Washington DC | April 28th, 2017
Recorded, mixed and produced by Dave Rempis
Special thanks to Luke Stewart, Jarrett Gilgore, Ian McColm, Rhizome DC, Andrew Choate, Jeff Parker, SK Kakraba, Ted Byrnes, and Dave Zuchowski
released July 8, 2020
This solo recording was assembled from two concerts that Rempis did on an extensive solo tour of the US, which consisted of 31 concerts in 27 different cities in the spring of 2017. Lattice, the solo record that he released later that year here on Aerophonic, utilized material from the first half of that trip, recorded live in Asheville, Raleigh, Richmond, and Buffalo. On this recording, we’ve paired up previously unreleased solo material from live sets in Washington DC and Los Angeles.
On those concerts, as he did throughout his trip, Rempis worked with local musicians in both cities including the working trio Heart of the Ghost in DC (Jarrett Gilgore – alto saxophone, Luke Stewart – bass, and Ian McColm – drums) and in a free improvising trio with Jeff Parker – guitar and Ted Byrnes – percussion in LA, then adding the Ghanaian gyil master SK Kakraba to the band for a second set doing Kakraba’s tunes. Although those sets aren’t included here, they no doubt had an impact on the solo music presented on those two evenings! We send a very special thanks to all of those musicians, and the venues and organizers for creating such unique and inspiring environments.
Aerophonic Records is a 100% artist-run label created by well-known Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis (Rempis Percussion
Quartet, The Engines, Ballister, Vandermark Five) to document his ongoing work. His intent with the label is to give him more direct contact with his audience, more control over how his work is presented, and more synchronicity between touring schedules and recorded output....more