Of Things Beyond Thule volume 2
McPhee / Rempis / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love
"A must-own for fans of these musicians – a telling insight into the give and take of five individuals asserting themselves as forces to be reckoned with, while never losing sight of their collective mission. A genuine understanding of how to be responsible to and for one another."
Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet
"Dave Rempis, tenor, alto & bari sax Keefe Jackson, tenor sax, bass clarinet Pandelis Karayorgis, piano Nate McBride, bass Frank Rosaly, drums"
Codes / Myths
Rempis / Rosaly Duo
"The drummer is a true equilibrist, walking a tightrope while juggling the pulse with sticks, bells, hands, and metal objects. The concluding third finds Rempis switching to tenor saxophone, and the music resolves to make listeners dance. -Mark Corroto, All About Jazz"
"The potential for this new trio is infinite. Hopefully, there will be more where this came from. -Mark Corroto, All About Jazz"
Rempis/Abrams/Ra + Baker
"The album consists of two live performances. The first is from August 2015, recorded at Elastic Arts. The second is from January 2016, recorded at The Owl. The main difference between the two is the addition of Baker, but both are just super fantastic. -Lee Rice Epstein, Free Jazz Blog"
Rempis/Abrams/Ra + Baker
"But while they don't seek to exploit extended techniques, how they interrelate is far from conventional, especially when Baker switches from the piano to synthesizer. -John Sharpe, All About Jazz"
"The album, recorded live in Graz, Austria in 2013, features Rempis on alto and tenor sax, Harnik on piano, and Zerang on percussion, yet even this simple listing misrepresents the range of each performer’s contribution. -Lee Rice Epstein, Free Jazz Blog"
"There is nothing traditional about the work of this trio, the lack of rhythm and harmonic support leaves a big space for their ideas to grow. -Paul Acquaro, Free Jazz Blog"
"They play with spontaneous sonic searches, exploring their instruments' timbres, colors and shifting dynamics with commanding reserve and respectful interplay. -Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz"
Early Bird Gets
"By expanding his pool of collaborative constellations, Chicago reedist Dave Rempis has found a variety of contexts in which to explore his fiery improvisational aesthetic. And there’s no shortage of heat produced on The Early Bird Gets, his first recording with the trio of New York bassist Brandon Lopez and Chicago percussionist Ryan Packard. -Peter Margasak, Down Beat"