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The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Montreal Parade

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Taken from four hours of recording in a studio, the one-hour straight improvisation that is Montreal Parade by The Rempis Percussion Quartet is stunning. Reedman David Rempis has reinvented former band member, Anton Hatwich, with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten in the seven year old group that features high-class drummers, Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly.

This music demonstrates how to balance rhythm, tunefulness and sound-making in the art of improvisation. Because Rempis is the only horn player, he automatically distinguishes himself from the rest of the band, not in a way that separates him; rather in a manner that centers him as an axis around which the bass and the drums flourish.

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