• Aug 27 2015 | 9:00 pm


    This working trio, who developed their sound in our former space, returns to Elastic for the first time since 2013.

Dave Rempis – saxophones
Joshua Abrams – bass
Avreeayl Ra – drums


This working trio is a perfect example of what makes Chicago such a fertile breeding ground for improvised music; three 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.  This trio has been working since the fall of 2012, and their group dynamic reveals a chemistry that feels forged through the fire of regular performances on an ongoing basis, a rare working trio in an age of one-off projects.  With Joshua Abrams doubling on several different string instruments, and Avreeayl Ra on his characteristically wide array of percussion, the music these three create together is wide-ranging in nature, drawing upon influences from around the world to create a sound that’s totally unique within the current milieu of improvised music.  The group released their first recording “Aphelion” in January of 2014 on Aerophonic Records.