Dave Rempis – saxophones
Michael Zerang – percussion
Dave Rempis and Michael Zerang are two players whose distinct voices matured in the same city across two different generations. Their duo therefore offers great insight into the aesthetic similarities and differences that have developed in Chicago over the course of several decades. Over the last five years, these two have performed together regularly as a duo, in a quartet with Jeb Bishop and Kent Kessler, and in Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble, all settings which have helped to develop their unique language together. In the duo format, Rempis’s powerful sound combines with Zerang’s lightning fast response-time to create music that’s both hefty and fleeting at the same time. The duo has yet to record, but performs regularly in Chicago, and completed a duo tour of Serbia in 2009.