Now Is Charles Rumback

Now Is Charles Rumback

On November 18th, 2015, Ben Remsen and Charles Rumback spent a few hours in the former's living room in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, listening to music related in some way to Charles's work.

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Intro: “What We Have Left”
from The Fastest Way to Become the Ocean (2011)
available from Serein Records

Charles Rumback, drums, bells, melodica
Charles Gorczynski, woodwinds, synths, harmonium
Liz Payne, vocals, melodica

Outro: “In The New Year”
Charles Rumback
from In the New Year (2015)
available from Ears & Eyes Records

Charles Rumback, drums, composition
Jeff Parker, guitar
Jason Stein, bass clarinet
Caroline Davis, alto saxophone
John Tate, acoustic bass

“It Should Have Happened a Long Time Ago”
Paul Motian Trio
from Trioism (1993)
available from Winter & Winter

Paul Motian, drums
Bill Frisell, electric guitar
Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone

Max Roach
from Deeds, Not Words (1958)
readily available on the internet

Max Roach, drums
Booker Little, trumpet
Ray Draper, tuba
George Coleman, tenor saxophone
Art Davis, bass

Miles Davis
from Nefertiti (1967)
readily available on the internet

Miles Davis, trumpet
Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Tony Williams, drums

from TNT (1998)
available from Thrill Jockey Records

John McEntire, drums
Jeff Parker, guitar
David Pajo, guitar, bass
Douglas McCombs, bass
John Herndon, drums
Dan Bitney, drums
someone's playing some sort of synth or organ or something
really with Tortoise who knows who's playing what, but this track also has:
Rob Mazurek, cornet
Jeb Bishop, trombone

Andrew Hill
from Black Fire (1964)
readily available on the internet

Andrew Hill, piano
Joe Henderson, saxophone
Richard Davis, bass
Roy Haynes, drums

Nina Nastasia
from Run to Ruin (2003)
put out by Touch & Go Records, but now only available digitally through the normal avenues

Nina Nastasia, guitar, vocals
Jim White, drums

Ornette Coleman
from Broken Shadows or alternately, The Complete Science Fiction Sessions (rec. 1972)
readily available on the internet

Ornette Coleman, alto saxophone
Don Cherry, pocket trumpet
Bobby Bradford, trumpet
Dewey Redman, tenor saxophone
Charlie Haden, bass
Billy Higgins, drums
Ed Blackwell, drums

“John Thomas On The Inside Is Nothing But Foam”
Telefon Tel Aviv
from Fahrenheit Fair Enough (2001)
put out by Hefty Records, but now only available digitally through the normal avenues

Joshua Eustis, electronics
Charles Cooper, electronics
Alfredo Nogueira, says acoustic guitar and drums (but Charles doubts the latter)

Town & Country
from 5 (2003)
available from Thrill Jockey Records

Ben Vida, acoustic guitar
Josh Abrams, bass
Liz Payne, viola
Jim Dorling, glass of water

Fred Anderson
from Timeless: Live at the Velvet Lounge (2005)
available from Delmark Records

Fred Anderson, tenor sax
Harrison Bankhead, bass
Hamid Drake, drums