In January 2021, I profiled local percussionist Tim Daisy by detailing his creative response to the limitations imposed by COVID-19. At the time, he had just issued a virtual collaboration with electronic musician Ikue Mori on his own label, Relay Recordings. While Daisy has continued to exploit the potentialities of home recording and technologically facilitated […]
Cosmic Country star Andrew Sa drops a high lonesome covers collection, Dave Rempis releases a double album of live performances that COVID couldn’t stop, and more.
ESS’s Option music salon returns for spring with Jim O’Rourke, and Chicago rappers Saint Ripley and Osa North level up on new releases.
You can jump-start your Bandcamp Friday browsing with nearly 100 newly Reader-recommended releases.
Chicago improvisers Tim Daisy and Matt Piet have responded to the challenges of COVID by learning new ways to record alone.
Current musical obsessions of drummer Tim Daisy, cellist Lia Kohl, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
I first wrote about Tim Daisy for the Reader 16 years ago. The occasion was a record-release concert by Triage, a trio with saxophonist Dave Rempis and bassist Jason Ajemian. “Daisy is the rare drummer who makes me look forward to his solos,” I concluded. “With his elastic sense of time and imaginative use of […]
Drummer Tim Daisy hits a hot streak with his record label, indie rockers Jupiter Styles celebrate a star-studded sophomore album, and more.
Kyle Bruckmann teaches oboe and performance at four universities (the University of California campuses in Santa Cruz, Davis, and Berkeley plus the University of the Pacific), plays with five new-music ensembles (Quinteto Latino, sfSound, the Eco Ensemble, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and Splinter Reeds), and subs with the San Francisco Symphony and several […]
The ten albums Darius Jones has made as a leader or coleader since 2009 reveal an artist who can’t be pinned down. As part of the collective Little Women, the New York-based alto saxophonist combined extended instrumental techniques, postpunk rhythms, and a ritual demeanor reminiscent of martial arts practice to create devastating concert experiences. The […]
Saxophonist Dave Rempis and percussionist Tim Daisy have been stalwarts of Chicago’s improvised music scene for more than two decades. During that time they’ve grown, listened, and explored together while collaborating in many contexts and deeply expanding their sound worlds. That’s deftly illustrated on the recent double CD Dodecahedron (Aerophonic), which celebrates their shared history. […]
Aram Shelton gigs with current Copenhagen comrade Håkon Berre and long-running Chicago collaborators Tim Daisy, Jason Roebke, and Josh Berman.
Dave Rempis organizes concerts, mentors young musicians, and connects players from across the States and abroad—modeling the commitment and generosity that keep the jazz scene viable.
Former Zincs leader James Elkington plays with Joan Shelley, Tweedy, Brokeback, Eleventh Dream Day, and more—and the new Wintres Woma, his first album under his own name, won’t change that.
Tomeka Reid’s Chicago Jazz String Summit starts strong tonight with a rare chance to see three world-class players in intimate solo and duo sets.