THE ENGINES

The Engines is a collaborative quartet founded in the spring of 2005. The group began as trio, featuring several mainstays of the Chicago improvised music scene: Dave Rempis on saxophones, Nate McBride on bass, and Tim Daisy on drums. In the spring of 2006, trombonist Jeb Bishop was added to the group for one concert. The dynamic of this lineup worked so well that Bishop immediately became a regular member of the band.

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WHEELHOUSE

Wheelhouse was formed in the summer of 2005, when bassist Nate McBride first relocated from Boston, and was looking for some similarly-minded musicians to work with in Chicago. Originally formed with the idea of playing compositions, the band moved away from that tack in 2008, deciding to pursue a free-improvised approach instead. The slow simmer of the band’s development…

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Triage

Triage was active from 1999 until 2005. Initially conceived by Dave Rempis on saxophones, with Jason Ajemian on bass and Tim Daisy on drums, the group was key to defining the sound of a new generation of Chicago improvisers…

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The Dave Rempis Quartet

The Dave Rempis Quartet is an improvising band. At face value, this statement may not appear to have much weight. But in an era where improvisers come together for short periods, perhaps even just one gig, and release a record of their excursions, the idea of a working band is perhaps a revived concept…

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The Vandermark Five

Formed in 1996, the Vandermark Five was one of Chicago’s best-known, most influential, and longest-standing jazz bands…

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REMPIS/BISHOP/KESSLER/ZERANG

Active since 2007, this free-improvising quartet features some of the strongest voices on the Chicago scene, with musical relationships that date back for decades…

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THE OUTSKIRTS

The Outskirts is a free-improvising trio featuring Rempis on saxophones with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums. The band formed in 2006, during Flaten’s two-year residency in Chicago. Although all three are featured…

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Featured Recordings


Ballister "Slag"
Aerophonic Records
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3723 REMPIS/ABRAMS/RA + BAKER "Perihelion"
Aerophonic Records
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3733 GUNWALE "Polynya"
Aerophonic Records
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3437 REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET "Cash And Carry"
Aerophonic Records
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