Rempis Percussion Quartet / Hunter-Gatherers
Album: Hunter-Gatherers   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rempis Percussion Quartet   Added:Oct 2007
Label:482 Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-12-09 Pull Date: 2008-02-10 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20 Jan 6 Dec 16
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 20, 2010: Music Casserole
Black Book
4. Jan 18, 2008: Memory Select
The Bus And The Canyon [excerpt]
2. Feb 01, 2008: Memory Select
A Night At The Ranch, Part 1
5. Jan 04, 2008: Memory Select
Black Book
3. Jan 23, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
A Night At The Ranch, Part 2, Black Book, Larks And Loons
6. Dec 14, 2007: Memory Select
Larks And Loons

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-12-07
Free jazz, Chicago style, meaning a reverence for the jazz tradition amid tumultuous free passages and pensive quiet segments.

Quartet of sax, bass, and two drummers. The double drums doesn't have an effect at first glance, but they produce some interesting African-influenced rhythms behind the sax/bass improvising, and give the music a hard-driven energy even in slower passages. Overall, an awesome live session.

1- A fast sprint that lasts 18 minutes.
2- A slower, dark mood that picks up in the second half.

3- A bit dark, restrained, stretching into a mid/fast jam. Second half quieter, more abstract, with a ferocious ending.
4- Fast improv that gets into a hard primitive stomp. Long drums solo and a nice choppy coda.
5- Friendly midtempo stroll, melodic and upbeat, not slow but in no hurry. Gets strong in tone/attitude, in drumming.
6- Fast pecking on sax, a jumpy playful mood. Calms after 3 mins; says fast but opens up more, with sax runs building to longer flowing lines. Abrupt ending.

Track Listing
1. A Night At The Ranch, Part 1   4. Black Book
2. The Bus And The Canyon   5. A Night At The Ranch, Part 2
3. More Green Than Giraffe   6. Larks And Loons