Second Spring //

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Recording location: 
Minbal Studios Chicago
Mastering engineer: 
Johnathan Crawford
Mixing engineer: 
David Zuchowski
Recording engineer: 
Benjamin Balcom
  • 1. Impasto (11:56)
  • 2. Numbers Lost (07:17)
  • 3. Three Flags (05:06)
  • 4. Frijoleo (16:44)
  • 5. For R. Barry (02:46)
  • 6. Gerosten and Gesalten (10:45)

Dave Rempis and Tim Daisy are two musicians whose work has helped to define an entire generation of Chicago improvisers. Having performed together since they both hit the Chicago scene in the fall of 1997, these two have joined forces on hundreds of performances and dozens of recordings with notable groups including Triage, The Engines, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Vandermark Five, and countless other ad hoc groupings. Their duo pairing has a similarly long history whose roots date back to the countless all-day/all-night workshop sessions that Daisy hosted in his garage practice space in the late 90’s, where these two rolled up their sleeves together for the first time, laying the foundation for a lengthy and fruitful set of collaborations. On this recording, a follow-up to their 2005 release “Back To The Circle” on the Okkadisk imprint, the two capitalize on these deep roots to produce an almost telepathic interaction in their improvisations. Never willing to settle into comfortable territory though, the two continue to push each other into new sonic realms, repeatedly pulling the carpet out from one another as the ground becomes too firm under foot.