Aug 11th 2022

This working quartet has used Elastic Arts as a home base since its inception in 2011 for performing, recording, and building up a group dynamic through the long, patient, sleeves-rolled up type of work that characterizes any great working ensemble. Tonight they return to mark the release of their fourth album Scylla, released by Aerophonic Records, and recorded live at Elastic Arts in July 2021!!

Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jim Baker – piano/electronics
Joshua Abrams – bass
Avreeayl Ra – drums/percussion


This working quartet is a perfect example of what makes Chicago such a fertile breeding ground for improvised music; four musicians of widely varying ages, backgrounds, playing experiences, and musical interests join forces to deliver moments of both sublime beauty and volcanic energy, continually tempered by the seamless narrative momentum that they weave together in a seemingly effortless way. Convened in the fall of 2012, the band keeps up a regular concert schedule in Chicago and abroad, and their group dynamic reveals the type of incredibly seasoned chemistry that only such regular performances could allow. They’ve also performed nationally and internationally at festivals in North America and Europe including Kerava Jazz Festival, Suoni Per Il Popolo, Edgefest, Wels Music Unlimited, and The Chicago Jazz Festival mainstage. The group has three records available through Aerophonic Records including “Aphelion” (2014), “Perihelion,” (2016), and “Apsis” (2019). Their fourth, Scylla, was just released in July.

$15 – Tickets Available at the Door

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