Dutiful Dissent

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Sisyphean Journey
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Hangin with the Hoi Polloi
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Through a Windowless Wall
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Fractured Tiles
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Shores of the Inexorable
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Devils in the Hive

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QUARTET NEXT featuring Dan Phillips, Dave Rempis, Krzysztof Pabian and Hamid Drake - Dutiful Dissent

"Dutiful Dissent"

Release Date: September 30, 2019

“Quartet Next” is a new project from guitarist Dan Phillips. This Chicago based group recording features eight original pieces by guitarist Dan Phillips that lean heavily on the group improvisational skills of Dave Rempis on saxophones, Hamid Drake on drums and Krzysztof Pabian on double bass.

Although this is only the first release for this unique Quartet, Krzysztof and Dan have 20 plus year relationship and he and Hamid are members of Dan’s “Chicago Edge Ensemble” which released two critically acclaimed recordings ”Decaying Orbit” in 2017 and “Insidious Anthem” in 2018. Dan and Hamid also released a very well received duo record “Trail of Inevitability”. Dan Phillips and Dave Rempis have performed together but this is their first recording and the results are breathtaking! Dave skillfully navigates Dan’s compositions and brings a powerful and unique voice to the music with dynamic and expressive improvisations. Krzysztof and Hamid provide both openness and at times a driving and forceful undercurrent to the group sound that is bigger in sound than just four.

QUARTET NEXT featuring Dan Phillips, Dave Rempis, Krzysztof Pabian and Hamid Drake - Dutiful Dissent

Chicago has justly earned its high esteem amongst jazz & creative music aficionados.

The city that fostered the talents of the AACM, Sun Ra, Fred Anderson, and many more has been kept alive by figures such as Ken Vandermark, Dave Rempis, Michael Zerang, Tortoise and many more. Some of the city’s finest appear on this release, led by guitarist Dan Phillips. Although Phillips – a Berklee and Northwestern graduate – has lived and worked in Thailand off and on since 2001 where he works as a Jazz Educator and performer in the region, he grew up in Illinois and lived in NYC for 5 years working with the likes of Jim Black, Ben Street, Chris Speed, Matt Darriau and many more. During this time abroad he has regularly returned home to his beloved Chicago to record and perform with his favorite musicians. From the mid 90s to the early 2000’s he lived in Chicago where he le and performed with groups featuring local talents Jeff Parker, Chad Taylor, Tim Daisy, Jeb Bishop, Hamid Drake, Dave Rempis, Michael Zerang, Avreeyl Ra, Josh Berman, Mars Williams, Rudresh Mahanthapa, Jim Baker, Jason Stein and Tatsu Aoki.

QUARTET NEXT featuring Dan Phillips, Dave Rempis, Krzysztof Pabian and Hamid Drake - Dutiful Dissent

More about the musicians:

Dan Phillips is an American guitarist, composer educator and band leader who has worked professionally in New York, Chicago, Bangkok and Tokyo. His Chicago based Trio has released three original recordings “Journey in Mind”, “Moment of Clarity” and “Destination Unknown”. His Bangkok Quartet has two releases “Bangkok Edge” and “Bangkok Edge Live” he also produced an educational/ concert DVD “Jazz Guitar Basics and Beyond”. He is also the leader of the “Chicago Edge Ensemble” which just released its first album “Decaying Orbit” featuring Chicago greats Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop and Mars Williams. He has appeared at the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada, Copenhagen Jazz Festival in Denmark, Ashikaga City Jazz Festival in Japan, Pattaya Music Festival, Bangkok Jazz Festival, Chiang Mai Jazz Festival and Hua Hin Jazz Festivals in Thailand, and All Souls and Empty Bottle Jazz Festivals in Chicago. Dan has also presented Jazz workshops throughout Asia, Europe and The U. S. He is currently Lecturer of Guitar and Jazz Studies at Silapakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music where he was selected to represent the college at the Montreal Jazz Festival in his senior year in the “Berklee All Star” ensemble. He completed his graduate studies at Northwestern, University. Dan has performed with jazz musicians such as Gerald Wilson, Danilo Pérez, Judy Roberts, Hugo Rasmussen, Jeff Parker, John Stowell, Matt Darriau, JimBlack, Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Ben Street, Chris Speed, Pat Zimmerly, Mike Sarin and Ed Thigpen and many more.

For more info check out www.danphillipsmusic.com or www.facebook.com/danphillipsguitarist/


Dave Rempis is a saxophonist, improviser, and composer and has been an integral part of the thriving Chicago jazz and improvised music scene since 1997. He has a background in ethnomusicology and African studies at Northwestern University, including a year spent at the University of Ghana, Rempis burst onto the creative music scene at the age of 22 when he was asked to join the now-legendary Chicago jazz outfit "The Vandermark Five". This opportunity catapulted him to notoriety as he began to tour regularly throughout the US and Europe, an active schedule that he still maintains to the present day. At the same time, Rempis began to develop the many Chicago-based groups for which he’s currently known, including The Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Engines, Ballister, Rempis/Abrams/Ra, Wheelhouse, Triage, The Rempis/Rosaly Duo, and The Rempis/Daisy Duo. Other collaborations have included work with Paul Lytton, Fred Anderson, Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake, Tomeka Reid, Steve Swell, Elisabeth Harnik, John Tchicai, Roscoe Mitchell, Nate Wooley, Jaimie Branch, Kevin Drumm, Paal Nilssen-Love, Nels Cline, and Joe McPhee. In 2013, he started his own record label, Aerophonic Records, to document this ongoing work. Rempis has been named regularly since 2006 in the annual Downbeat Critics’s Poll as a “rising star” on both alto and baritone saxophone, a category that he won in 2017. He was also the recipient of a Ragdale Fellowship from the Herb Alpert Foundation in 2017, as well as several Individual Artists Program grants from the City of Chicago. Rempis’ musical expression draws on a number of touchstones. While heavily improvisational in nature, his Greek ethnicity, studies in jazz and ethnomusicology, an appreciation for the philosophical underpinnings of contemporary composition, and a love for unforgivingly strident yelps, screeches, and squeals that can encompass the ever-evolving state of human depravity all inform his work. Aside from his work as a musician and composer, Rempis has worked tirelessly as a presenter. Since 2002, he’s curated and produced a weekly series of improvised music at Chicago’s Elastic Arts Foundation, where he now serves as Board President. He was a founding member of the presenters’ collective Umbrella Music, and one of the lead producers and curators of its annual festival of improvised music from 2006-2014. He was also business manager of the Pitchfork Music Festival from 2005-2016, and now works as Operations Manager with the neighborhood-based Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago.

For more info check out www.daverempis.com


Krzysztof Pabian hails from Europe as a classical-trained bassist. He began his music studies at the age of 8 on accordion and piano and switched to bass at age 14. Krzysztof moved to the U.S. in 1993 where he studied at Northwestern University to graduate with two Masters degrees in jazz and classical double bass performance. Krzysztof has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Civic Orchestra and worked in an array of ensembles under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Christopher Eshenbach, Zubin Mehta, George Solti, Lawrence Foster, Pinchas Zukerman and Krzysztof Penderecki to name a few. In the area of jazz Krzysztof has performed with Danilo Pérez, Judy Roberts, Eddie Henderson, Max Roach, Ron Blake, Hamid Drake, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Michael Zerang, Jim Baker, Jarek Smietana and the Lincoln Center Jazz Sextet to name the few. Krzysztof has toured throughout North America and Europe with various groups and configurations.

For more info check out www.pabian.com


Hamid Drake is an American jazz drummer and percussionist. By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free jazz improvisers. Drake also has performed world music; by the late 1970s, he was a member of Foday Musa Suso's Mandingo Griot Society and has played reggae throughout his career. Drake has worked with trumpeter Don Cherry, pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, Archie Shepp and David Murray and bassists Reggie Workman and William Parker (in a large number of lineups). He studied drums extensively, including eastern and Caribbean styles. He frequently plays without sticks, using his hands to develop subtle commanding undertones. His tabla playing is notable for his subtlety and flair. Drake's questing nature and his interest in Caribbean percussion led to a deep involvement with reggae.

Awards:

Chicago Edge Ensembles’ “Decaying Orbit” and “Insidious Anthem" >>> New York City Jazz Records Honorable Mention for album of the year 2017, 2018
Dan Phillips Quartet “Converging Tributaries” >>> Avant Music News Best of 2017
Dan Phillips Hamid Drake “Trail of Inevitability”, Dan Phillips Trio “Divergent Flow” and Chicago Edge Ensemble “Insidious Anthem” >>> Avant Music News Honorable mention 2108
Chicago Edge Ensembles’ “Decaying Orbit” and Dan Phillips Quartet “Converging Tributaries” >>> Tom Hulls’ Best of 2017 and 2018
What reviewers have said about Dan Phillips’ previous work:

"He's a surgical technician when he wants to be, paring his notes down to their molecular formulas "A Once Forested Hill" and "Void Illusion" or he opens up possibilities with some indulgent abandon."
Review of Dan Phillips Trio Sound Energy in Space allaboutjazz.com 2019

"The musicians are demonstrating their own style and sound – they don’t hesitate to take on adventurous and bright improvisations, moody and dynamic twists, passionate blowing culminations go down to peaceful, sad, light and solemn pieces. The variety of moods and expressions effects emotional, impressive and dynamic sound. It’s constantly changing."
Review of Dan Phillips Quartet "Light at Depth" Avantscena 2019

"Insidious Anthem employs a small band sound reflecting the taut arrangements of leader and electric guitarist Dan Phillips, whose skills as a writer rival his improvisational talent. Hard to label.. the small group packs a strong punch."
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Insidious Anthem" New York City Jazz Record 2019

"The music on this album is filled with surprises and incredible turns., the musical language is rich expressive, vivid and incredible."
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Insidious Anthem" Avantscena 2018

"The compositions begin with an intricate and complex sonic architecture or quiet, searching textures that highlight the rich palette of the Ensemble… Phillips sets the basic theme and the overall atmosphere. Later these parts mature into collective, free jazz improvisations that enjoy the full power and the soulful sound of the Ensemble."
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Insidious Anthem" Salt Peanuts 2018

"Dan Phillips’ music is highly variable, constantly changing and dynamic. He masterfully puts together loud, expressive, passionate and vivacious improvisations, turbulent and free solos, subtle, peaceful and soft solos with other elements."
Review of Dan Phillips Trio "Divergent Flow" Avantscena 2018

"Overall this is highly original music, which offers superb musicality and unique sonic expression both artistic and professional to the core."
Review of Dan Phillips Trio "Divergent Flow" Polish Blog Spot 2018

"With each release Phillips’ sound continues to mature and expand. What remains unchanged is his imaginative creativity and his restless inventiveness. These and his shared musical vision with his sidemen—accomplished artists in their own rights—are what make this recording an absorbing musical treat."
Review of Dan Phillips Trio "Divergent Flow" Chicago Jazz Magazine 2018

"Chicago Edge Ensemble is an all-terrain vehicle, a quintet equally capable of negotiating the bumpity-smooth contours of swinging postbop, the banked hairpin turns of fusion-funk, the fog and ether of AACM-style intrigue and the tumultuous thicket that awaits if you gleefully careen off the road."
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Decaying Orbit" Jazz Times 2017

"Phillips in particular proves why he’s the most under-appreciated electric guitarist from the Chicago area. There’s no hesitation or sense of compromise on Decaying Orbit. As the band name implies, this is jazz and improvisational material which goes to the edge, stays there, and doesn’t retreat."
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Decaying Orbit" Audiophile Audition 2017

"With its palpable personality, rigorous but approachable compositions, and sure-footed sense of self, Chicago Edge Ensemble's Decaying Orbit not only pays homage to the city that Phillips loves, but also solidly places him on the map as a formidable instrumentalist and composer. It's a treat to hear him play with such a first rate band of some of Chicago - and the world's - greatest musicians."
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Decaying Orbit" Broadway World 2017

"Dan Phillips leads a Quintet with a big Chicago sound and memorable compositions."
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Decaying Orbit" The Wire Magazine 2017

“"Decaying Orbit” – the song and the album fulfills the of its members and furthers the legacy of its worldly leader.”
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Decaying Orbit" Something Else Reviews 2017

“Chicago jazz is the complexity of the postmodern with a predisposition for rump shaking. The Quintet rarely lowers the flame below boiling.”
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Decaying Orbit" All About Jazz 2017

“The beauty of Decaying Orbit is its broad appeal. Fans of both traditional and more adventurous jazz will find much to like here. Indeed, the Chicago Edge Ensemble does manage to succeed in representing the city’s diverse musical roots, and in a highly enjoyable fashion to boot."
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Decaying Orbit" Avant Music News 2017

“This is a fine album of interesting themes and powerful performances by the full ensemble and the soloists. Everyone draws deeply from the limitless well of the city’s musical history and creates a bold and thoughtful statement.”
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble "Decaying Orbit" jazzandbluesbloagspot.com 2017

“The Variety of moods, expressions, characters and playing techniques, masterful and organic synthesis of different musical language elements and expressive and extraordinaryimprovisong create innovative sound on this album.”
Review of Dan Phillips Trio “Divergent Flow” Avantscena 2018

“With each release Phillips’ sound continues to mature and expand. What remains unchanged is his imaginative creativity and his restless inventiveness. These and his shared musical vision with his sidemen—accomplished artists in their own rights—are what make this recording an absorbing musical treat.”
Review of Dan Phillips Trio "Divergent Flow" Chicago Jazz Magazine 2018

“… the improvised pieces are easily mistaken for thoroughly composed music. The sound is coherent, coordinated and is what we might dub Chicago organic. …”
Allaboutjazz review of Converging Tributaries” 2017

“… Much in that way a storm cloud has no definite borders or concrete shape, yet possesses a presence that implies depth (and more), the quartet of guitarist Dan Phillips, trombonist Jeb Bishop, double bassist Krzysztof Pabian and drummer Timothy Daisy rain down with plenty of free jazz improvisation, but by coalescing into the occasional groove, they provide a sense of focus and direction to music that doesn’t always move that way…”
“Bird is the Worm review of Converging Tributaries” 2017

“… Phillips and company play with confidence. None are in a hurry to achieve any notable goal other than to add their own contributions to those of the rest of the group. Thus move seamlessly between order and chaos, with varying tone and dynamics. …”
Allaboutjazz review of Converging Tributaries” 2017

“… Chicago Edge Ensemble is an all-terrain vehicle, a quintet equally capable of negotiating the bumpity-smooth contours of swinging postbop, the banked hairpin turns of fusion-funk, the fog and ether of AACM-style intrigue and the tumultuous thicket that awaits if you gleefully careen off the road. …”
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble Decaying Orbit Jazz Times 2017

“… Phillips in particular proves why he’s the most under-appreciated electric guitarist from the Chicago area. There’s no hesitation or sense of compromise on Decaying Orbit. As the band name implies, this is jazz and improvisational material which goes to the edge, stays there, and doesn’t retreat. …”
Review of Chicago Edge Ensemble Decaying Orbit Audiophile Audition 2017

“… Dan Phillips leads a Quintet with a big Chicago sound and memorable compositions…”
Review The Wire Magazine 2017

“… Decaying Orbit” – the song and the album fulfills the of its members and furthers the legacy of its worldly leader…”
Review Something Else Reviews 2017

“… Chicago jazz is the complexity of the postmodern with a predisposition for rump shaking. The Quintet rarely lowers the flame below boiling…”
Review allaboutjazz 2017

“… one of the most original guitarists and composers currently on the jazz scene… ”.
Review allaboutjazz.com 2010

“… brilliant recording of contemporary improvisation at it’s best….. an elite and highly imaginative composer…. Phillips has a very unique guitar style… ”
Review of Dan Phillips Trio CD Destination Unknown, Jazz Improv Magazine 4/08

“… he [Phillips] opens the vista in a swell of notes that cut, roll and sweep ahead in a near torrent… the textures weave and bob, taking flight on the wings of their imagination… ”
Review of Dan Phillips Trio “A Moment of Clarity” 
allaboutjazz.com 1/2005

“Phillips provides lush and full chord voicings in just the right places, and solos effortlessly. His tone is clean and traditional while his improvised lines are much more in the free jazz genre in their direction. Dan Phillips is an interesting player who blends a modern and free approach with a more mainstream tone.”
Review of “Bangkok Edge” Vince Lewis Guitar International 2013

“Phillips innovative and improvisational mindset is still held together with the glue that is his strict belief in melody. He seems to know, without hesitation, when to break free of the textbook, yet recovers back to the basic principles of arrangement and composition. As a fine navigator, Phillips sets his compass by pure gut instinct, a refreshing trait of a leader!” “Rising above the nauseam of the traditionally bland attempts from others in the past, Phillips always seems, in all his work, to strive and succeed in keeping the sound fresh and expressive in feel and style.”
Review of "Bangkok Edge" Karl Strober Cadence Magazine July 2013

"When Phillips cuts loose he's as exciting a guitarist as there is, though he never abandons melody. He gets under the skin of the composer and inhabits a tune, reworking it in his own idiom. And as his originals here and on his previous albums as leader demonstrate, he creates pretty high standards of his own design."
Review of "Bangkok Edge", allaboutjazz.com, 2012

“Phillips is, without question, a skilled guitarist. His playing is fluid and understated, but he’s not above progressing through lengthy jams and pushing things to their limits. He solos deeply rather than broadly, tunnelling in to find the consistency of the notes and probing their meaning with sleek flourishes and impactful holds.”
Review of "Bangkok Edge, Canadian Audiophile, 2012

“Phillips in particular stands out for his fluid, whimsical articulations that’s alternately fleet-fingered and thoughtful, but always fresh and not clichéd. Phillips, as is made clear on this song, is one of those “looks hard, sounds effortless” type of guitar players. “
Review of "Bangkok Edge, Something Else Reviews, 2012


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