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Charles Rumback: Singing Structures of Rhythm

Read "Charles Rumback: Singing Structures of Rhythm" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Versatility, personality and musical empathy are qualities that a modern drummer needs, and Charles Rumback has them in abundance. Based in Chicago, Rumback has accompanied adventurous singer/songwriters like Caleb Willitz, Steve Dawson and Ryley Walker, played jazzy electronica with Colorlist and explored the classic format of the piano trio with bassist John Tate and pianist Jim Baker. The list of projects and jobs as a sideman grows all the time and Rumback's name has shown up on some of the ...

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A focus of the ears&eyes record label

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This time around we focus on the excellent ears&eyes record label with a selection of brand new releases and music from their wonderful back catalogue Playlist Sebastián Greschuk “Lluvia Eterna" from Paisaje (ears&eyes records) 00:00 Alex Filip “Maebi" from El equilibrio secreto de las cosas (ears&eyes records) 07:19 Matthew Golombisky's Cuentos “Cuento #15" from Volume 3 (ears&eyes records) 11:38 Charles Rumback “In the New Year" from Volume Three Sampler (ears&eyes records) 16:48 Trapper Keaper “Trapper Keaper Meets Tim ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Charles Rumback: Cadillac Turns

Read "Cadillac Turns" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Drummer Charles Rumback has cultivated his melodically-informed sensibility on a number of fine records. His 2017 release, Threes (ears&eyes) is a case in point, with plenty of vigor but softened with just the right amount of sentiment. The album at hand, Cadillac Turns, is much the same, although now in a quartet format with James Singleton on bass and Greg Ward on alto saxophone, and with Jim Baker once again featured on piano. The five lengthy cuts, recorded ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Charles Rumback: Threes

Read "Threes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Reared in Kansas and currently residing in Chicago, Charles Rumback has evolved into a go-to drummer these days, performing with proven progressive jazz and improvising warriors, trumpeter Ron Miles, saxophonist Tony Malaby and here, leading his piano trip captured live at the Windy City venue, Constellation. Rumback's lyrical beats and colorific shadings, along with John Tate's prominent bass lines, supply a broad and nimble foundation for pianist Jim Baker's intricate sound designs and exquisite harmonic output. These four ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Charles Rumback: Tag Book

Read "Tag Book" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

One of this year's pleasant surprises has been the emergence of drummer Charles Rumback's trio with bassist John Tate and pianist Jim Baker. In fact, their debut, Threes, was so good that it immediately whetted the appetite for more. Who would have thought the wish would be fulfilled so soon? Tag Book is culled from the same live sessions at Constellation in Chicago as Threes and could be seen as the subdued sibling of its predecessor. It ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Charles Rumback: Threes

Read "Threes" reviewed by Troy Dostert

In becoming an outlet for the Chicago scene and elsewhere during the last ten years, the ears&eyes label has recently done its share to highlight the work of drummer Charles Rumback. 2015 was a particularly productive year for him, in fact: he released a quartet record (In the New Year) with altoist Caroline Davis, guitarist Jeff Parker and bassist John Tate; a duo recording with Tate (Daylight Savings); and at the end of that year he was joined once again ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Charles Rumback: Threes

Read "Threes" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Versatile drummer Charles Rumback's third release under his name, Threes is a live session recorded at Constellation Chicago. It is also Rumback's first with a piano trio, and although the formation is conventional the music is nothing but that. Indeed, the four long pieces that make up the album are provocative in their inventiveness and passionate in their delivery.For instance, the leader's “Salt Lines" is darkly hued with an undercurrent of lyricism and a thrillingly organic and vibrant ...


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