Dave Rempis, Matt Piet, Tim Daisy - Throw Tomatoes

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2018 release
 
Throw Tomatoes: The Play Within the Playing

Contrary to the fabled image, they didn’t really throw rotten tomatoes during Shakespeare’s time at The Globe Theatre. Vegetables, yes, but there are no tomatoes on record in Britain for another seven-score years after Shakespeare. No matter. The title of this album by the Rempis/Piet/Daisy trio is my own flippant gesture to the listener: “Say what you will about this music; this is what we three offer you, unapologetically. If you are revolted by the madness of our method, well, by all means, revolt: throw tomatoes.” As for the stolen titular references to Hamlet, well… I thought I’d spare you my own wordplay-within-wordplay, this once. As I have so often said: “‘Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.’ - Oscar Wilde.”

If there is one thing that perhaps colours my approach to improvising on the bandstand in a way dissimilar to those with whom I share it, it is that I come from theatre first. It was in live theatre that I first experienced that magnificent extrasensory perception that takes place as an actor becomes aware of a trifold energy in the performance space. There is one’s own awareness of self, an awareness of space and troupe energy on stage, and the most mysterious of the three: a psychic awareness of the...  more

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released March 30, 2018

Dave Rempis -- Saxophones
Matt Piet -- Piano
Tim Daisy -- Drums

Track 1 improvised live on May 8, 2017 at Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL
Track 2 improvised live on July 2, 2017 at The Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL

Track 1 recorded by Dave Zuchowski
Track 2 recorded by Bill Harris

Mixed & Mastered by Dave Zuchowski

(711583491191)

SKU 711583491191
Barcode # 711583491191
Brand Astral Spirits / Monofonus Press

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