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Eikosi 28:12
Zwanzig 07:22
Dvadeset 13:18
DRS I 11:56
DLHR I 07:23
DRZ 09:29
BDR 1 09:36
DRY 09:35
ADR 10:24
DLHR II 06:00
BDR II 05:48
DRS II 05:37



Dave Rempis – alto/baritone saxophone
Tim Daisy – drums

w/special guests

Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Jim Baker – piano/electronics
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Steve Swell – trombone
Katie Young – bassoon/electronics
Aaron Zarzutzki – electronics


1) EIKOSI 28:08
2) ZWANZIG 07:18
3) DVADESET 13:18


1) DRS I 11:53
2) DLHR I 07:20
3) DRZ 09:26
4) BDR I 09:33
5) DRY 09:32
6) ADR 10:21
7) DLHR II 05:57
8) BDR II 05:45
9) DRS II 05:37

Disc One recorded October 16th, 2017 at Elastic Arts, Chicago
Disc Two recorded August 6th and September 5th, 2017 at Elastic Arts, Chicago
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Zuchowski

Design by Johnathan Crawford
Produced by Dave Rempis


released May 1, 2018

Dodecahedron, the third duo recording by saxophonist Dave Rempis and percussionist Tim Daisy, celebrates a special mile-marker in the musical history of these long-time partners, as 2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of their duo pairing. These two have formed the backbone of well-known working bands dating back to 1997, when they first met in Chicago, including Triage, The Vandermark Five, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, and The Engines. But that list only scratches the surface, accounting for just a portion of likely more than a thousand gigs they’ve played together over that time. On the first disc of this new two-disc set, recorded live at Elastic Arts in Chicago in October 2017, you can hear every nuance of that two decades of shared experience. Rempis and Daisy have logged far too many hours in the van together to suffer each other’s bullshit, and continue to undermine any whiff of cliché by pushing here, pulling there, and sometimes just outright kicking the chair out from underneath one another. There’s no hiding from family.

To further celebrate this special milestone, the duo invited six guests to join them individually for two recording sessions in the summer of 2017, released here on the second disc in this set. Each of these musicians – Jason Adasiewicz, Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Steve Swell, Katie Young, and Aaron Zarzutzki – are friends and colleagues whose distinct personalities and long histories with Rempis and Daisy have helped to shape the duo’s approach as a unit, and as individual musicians. And each of the pieces presented here showcase yet another of the many facets contained within the duo’s complex lexicon.

Overall, the music on these two discs stands as a testament to improvisation as process, and as development; in this case an ongoing conversation that takes place across decades, not a finished product contained within a single document. Viewed within the larger context of Rempis and Daisy’s long history together, these discs find two improvisers once again rolling up their sleeves and showing up ready for work in the type of humble, patient, and committed way that’s come to define their hometown scene in Chicago musically and otherwise.


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Aerophonic Records / Dave Rempis Chicago, Illinois

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

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