Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble – An Exploration in Multiple Movements – Rising Colossus | Album Release – Red Poppy Art House
Date(s) - 05/20/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House
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Saxophonist Rent Romus’ visionary group Life’s Blood Ensemble presents the album release performance of Rising Colossus, a milestone project of musical exploration of emergence and multiple movements. Featuring original compositions and a reprise of work written for Romus by late saxophonist legend John Tchicai, the ensemble will also perform a version of Anthony Braxton’s Composition 23J provided by Tri-Centric Foundation.
- Rent Romus – alto saxophone
- Timothy Orr – drums
- Max Judelson – double bass
- Safa Shokrai – double bass
- Joshua Marshall – tenor saxophone
- Mark Clifford – vibes
- Heikki “Mike” Koskinen – e-trumpet
Rent Romus is a saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, music producer, and community leader hailed by Downbeat as having “…a bold sound, unmistakable sincerity and conviction.” Born in upper Michigan and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, his’ work on the saxophone has been dubbed “ferocious” by SF Weekly and “central to the creative music world of the West Coast” by jazz critic Frank Rubolino. Romus has recorded over 40 albums exploring music in a variety of musical settings working with musicians such as Chico Freeman, John Tchicai, and Vinny Golia.