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Dave Rempis Quartet: Out of Season

I’ll admit a bias for the kind of cajones-out, collectively improvised free jazz played by the Dave Rempis Quartet on Out of Season (482). After reviewing a boxful of ching-chinga-ching (much of it quite good, I hasten to add), a little no-holds-barred creative anarchy can really hit the spot. Tenor and alto saxophonist Rempis, a veteran of Ken Vandermark’s quintet, is an intense, hard-toned post-Aylerist. He plays strong and fast, with a slow, wide vibrato and tons of energy. Pianist/synthesist Jim Baker throws his weight around to good effect, as does the fleet-sticked drummer and fellow Vandermark confrere Tim Daisy.

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