Dave Rempis in October

Saxophonist Dave Rempis is coming to town from Chicago. He’s part of the same Chicago scene that’s lent us Aram Shelton. Rempis is a veteran of The Vandermark 5 (the free-jazz band that’s a centerpiece of Ken Vandermark‘s career) and has led or co-led scads of other bands, like The Engines and Triage.

Here’s the itinerary:

11 OCT :: Rempis/Darren Johnston/Larry Ochs Trio @ The Uptown – Oakland
… Sax, trumpet, sax.

13 OCT :: Rempis/Shelton/Hoff/Ospovat @ El Valenciano – San Francisco
… Sax, sax, bass, drums. Hey, everybody, it’s Devin Hoff! Former Bay Area bassist (and half of Good for Cows) who’s moved to Chicago.

14 OCT :: Rempis/Shelton/Looney/Hoff/Nordeson @ Studio 1510 – Oakland
… Sax, sax, piano (electronics?), bass, vibraphone. Whoa.

What happens when you go listen to Dave Rempis? Things like this:

I’d also recommend hearing his group Ballister. There’s a sample on Rempis’ web site that shows the energy and bombast you can get from a trio. Visit here: http://daverempis.com/groups_ballister.php.