COMING SOON: AR0020 | Hiljaisuus by Kuzu (Rempis/Dorji/Damon), and AR021 | The Early Bird Gets by Rempis/Lopez/Packard Trio.


+ Baker :


Released June 21st, 2016 | 2-CD SET | AR012 |

Dave Rempis – alto/tenor/baritone saxophone
Joshua Abrams – bass/clarinet
Avreeayl Ra – drums/wooden flute

+ Jim Baker – keyboard/electronics (disc two)

This sophomore release by the working trio of Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, and Avreeayl Ra shows a band doubling down on the slow, patient approach to improvising that characterized their first release, 2014’s Aphelion. The trio continues to pulsate, expanding ever outwards, yet returning to a central core each time to launch their next adventure. The live sets presented on this new two-disc set document that musical expansion and contraction within the trio, but also take things a step further as the band adds enigmatic keyboardist Jim Baker to the fold as a special guest for disc two. Baker’s a logical choice to meet up with these three; his own trio with Abrams and Ra, although a sporadic grouping, dates back to the early aught’s, and he’s worked with both in countless other contexts across many years. Similarly, a multitude of collaborations between he and Rempis date back to the late 1990’s. On Perihelion, these two overlapping circles spiral seamlessly into focus to demonstrate the gravitational strength of a central core built by decades of shared history.


DISC ONE – Recorded August 27th, 2015 at Elastic Arts in Chicago


1) Enceladus   43:09


DISC TWO – Recorded January 3rd, 2016 at The Owl in Chicago


1) Cassini Division    32:10

2) Pan and Daphnis  08:22


Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Zuchowski


Design by Johnathan Crawford

Produced by Dave Rempis


Special thanks to Paul Giallorenzo and Elastic Arts, and to Aaron Dexter and The Owl