The Rempis Percussion Quartet

United States, Norway

Rempis and friends

The Rempis Percussion Quartet is a free-improvising whirlwind that draws inspiration from a shared interest in West African and Latin American rhythms, coupled with American funk and free jazz. Using these influences, the band creates spontaneous music that nevertheless maintains a focus on ensemble motion and compositional structures. Led by saxophonist Dave Rempis (The Engines, Ballister, Kuzu, Rempis/Abrams/Ra) the band originally formed for a house party in April 2004, and their performances maintain an unabashedly raucous energy based on relentless grooves and unrestrained blowing, tempered with occasional moments of quiet balladry. With founding members Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly still in the drum thrones, the band has also featured renowned Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten since 2009, a soloist who provides the perfect virtuosic counterpoint and drive to Rempis’ horn playing. 

This quartet has toured regularly in both the US and Europe, with North American tours in 2006, 2007, and 2015, and European tours in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2016, including several major European festival performances.  The band has also released eight records

Dave Rempis (alto and tenor saxophones)

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (double bass, electric bass)

Tim Daisy (drums, percussion)

Frank Rosaly (drums, percussion)