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"
"Albert Wildeman is Gunwale's secret weapon. He propels the group with roly-poly stabs on his bass, all accents and rhythmic tumble, that bring unfailing allegiance from drummer Ryan Packard & inspiration to saxophonist Dave Rempis. -Tom Burris, Free Jazz Blog"
"The intensity comes not from volume, but from the intricate combination of tempos, configurations, and evolving motifs. -Paul Acquaro, 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"
"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"
"The quartet moves from one form to another with ease, and their improvisational skills are very good; the music never lags during that long duration. -Stefan Wood, Free Jazz Blog"
The Chicago Reed Quartet
"Furthermore each contributes two pieces to the book and the resulting variety of approaches engenders a winning program which ranges between tightly scripted and looser confederations. -John Sharpe, All About Jazz"
Cash and Carry
The Rempis Percussion Quartet
"Deep within the music there is a pulse that carries this music, and it is mostly directed by Håker Flaten's bass. Switching to baritone, the music gets even more quiet, and at the same time more rigorous. As the piece ramps up, the insistence of the music exhausts the piece. -Mark Corroto, All About Jazz"