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Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday March 26th, 2014 with Bernard Stepien
Chicago new generation Free Jazz, Dave Rempis

In 100 years of Jazz history, Chicago has always been a hot spot. For the last half century, Chicago has produced a steady flow of avant-garde Jazz thanks to the AACM composed of celebrities like the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton and many others. More recently, musicians like Ken Vandermark started to pump in new blood in Chicago avant-garde Jazz. This even reached Ottawa, thanks to the Ottawa International Jazz Festival that produced Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee last year, one of the high points of this festival. Ken Vandermark is associated with at least two other Chicago younger musicians that we had the pleasure to discover on previous Vandermark concerts in Ottawa: cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and alto saxophonist Dave Rempis. Dave Rempis cultures the Free Jazz tradition of the ‘60s displaying unabashed energy along very melodic material. They even give official references to Julius Hemphill/Abdul Wadud, Ornette Coleman or even Miles Davis early electrified experiments. Tonight we will listen to the Clean Feed CD, Ballister recorded in Chicago in 2010. For those who missed the very instructive interview with Ottawa guitarist of international fame Roddy Ellias, follow this link that will enable you to listen to it 24/7:
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Dave Rempis - ballister - clean feed
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Dave Rempis - ballister - clean feed