Phalanx //

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Live in Milwaukee & Antwerp
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Special thanks to Adrienne Pierluissi, Bruno Johnson, Christel Kumpen, Koen Vandenhoudt, Danielle Oosterop, Dave Zuchowski, and Wendy V
Mastering technician: 
Dave Zuchowski
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Dave Zuchowski
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Michael Huon / Dave Zuchowski
  • 1. Algonquins (26:08)
  • 2. Cream City Stomp (26:22)
  • 3. Anti-goons (48:04)
  • 4. Croatalus Adamantooths (26:54)

Dave Rempis – alto/tenor/baritone saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums

Disc One – Live in Milwaukee

Algonquins - 26:09
Cream City Stomp - 26:27

Disc Two – Live in Antwerp

Anti-goons – 48:04
Croatalus Adamantooths – 26:55

Recorded by Michael Huon, April 25th, 2012 @ Costa

The 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 that nevertheless maintains a focus on ensemble motion and long-form compositional structures. Led by saxophonist Dave Rempis (The Engines, Ballister, 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. The quartet has toured extensively in both the US and Europe since 2006, and this is their sixth recording, including Circular Logic (Utech Records, 2005) Rip Tear Crunch (482 Music, 2006) Hunter-Gatherers (482 Music, 2007), The Disappointment of Parsley (Not Two, 2009), and Montreal Parade (482 Music, 2011). This two-cd set of live concert recordings from 2012 finds them in top form, barnstorming cities on two continents with their propulsive improvisations. This is the second recording of the band featuring its newest member, Norwegian phenom Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and these two hard-charging sets show a band at the peak of its creative force.