Timothy Daisy

Born: July 15, 1976    Primary Instrument: Drums

Timothy Daisy

Tim Daisy Percussion/Composition

Tim has been an active member of Chicago’s creative music scene since moving there in 1997. He has performed, composed, recorded, and toured with many of the city’s celebrated musicians and ensembles. Along with performing percussion duties in internationally acclaimed bands including the Vandermark 5, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, and The Engines, Tim maintains an active composing schedule, writing for his own groups as well as contributing to a number of collaborative ensembles including chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, and film.

Tim has had the fortunate experience to perform and/or record with many great improvisers both from the United States and around the world, including: Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis, Xavier Charles, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Waclaw Zimpel, Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Swell, Magnus Broo, Jeb Bishop, Erik Friedlander, Havard Wiik, Jim Baker, Michael Zerang, Per-Ake Homlander, Nate McBride and James Falzone....
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2011 Ascap Plus Award 2010 Ascap Plus Award
Vox Arcana, Tim Daisy's working trio with: Fred Lonberg Holm an cello and James Falzone on clarinet:

“Daisy approaches the trio’s repertoire with the discipline of a doctoral student, influenced as much by visual art as avant-garde composers. He’s demonstrated a voracious appetite, devouring the work of minimalist guru Terry Riley and AACM heavyweight Anthony Braxton but also nodding to Robert Rauschenberg, whose multimedia dissections inform Daisy’s musical mobiles.” -Areif Sless Kitain “Time Out Chicago”

“Daisy has a delightful knack for swinging and decorating at the same time, so that no matter how dense and aggressive his playing becomes, there’s a resting spot somewhere in the groove.” Bill Meyer - Signal To Noise

Inner Ear “Breathing Steam” Kilogram Records (2011) Daniel Levin & Tim Daisy “The Flower And the Bear” Relay Records 003 (2011) ARRIVE “There Was” Clean Feed Records 2011 KLANG “Other Doors” Allos Musica 2011 Resonance Ensemble “Kafka In Flight” Not Two Records (2011) Strade D’ Acqua – Roads Of Water – Multi Kulti Records (2011) The Rempis Percussion Quartet “Montreal Parade” 482music (2011) Tim Daisy + Frank Rosaly Percussion Duets Relay 001 (2010) Vox Arcana Live at the Hideout Relay 002 (2010) The Vandermark 5 Special Edition “The Horse Jumps and The Ship is Gone” -Not Two (2010) Vox Arcana “Aerial Age” Allos Documents The Engines “Wire And Brass” Okka Disk 2010 Ken Vandermark/Tim Daisy “Light On The Wall” double LP – Lawrence Family 2009 Resonance Project – 10 CD Box Set Not Two 2009 The Vandermark 5 “Annular Gift” Not Two 2009 *The Frame Quartet “35mm” – Okka Disk 2009 *Fred Anderson Trio “Staying In The Game” engine recordings *Resonance Project LP/ Not two Records – 2009 *The Rempis Percussion Quartet “The Disappointment Of Parsley” /Not Two Records – 2009 *Zimpel/Daisy “Four Walls” /Multi Kulti Project -2008 *KLANG “Tea Music” Allos Musica -2009 *KLANG Live limited edition /Luminescence – 2008 *Drums Love You compilation /Makrame Records- 2008 *Vox Arcana self titled limited edition/ 2008 *Malopolska is Jazzy 2008 compilation/ Malopolska -2008 *ARRIVE Live at Elastic /Singlespeed Music -2008 *New Fracture Quartet “1,000 Lights” /MultiKulti Project -2008 *Speck Mountain “Some Sweet Relief” /Carrot Top Records -2008 *Speck Mountain “Blood is Clean” single/Peacefrog/Burnt Brown Sounds -2008 *Bill Tucker And Freinds “Illusions Of Repetition -2007 *Vandermark 5 “Beat Reader” /Atavistic – 2007 *Speck Mountain “Summer Above” /Burnt Brown Sounds -2007 *The Matt Young Group “Diggin’ In” /Self release- 2007 *Dragons 1976 /Multi Kulti Project -2007 *Kyle Bruckman’s WRACK “Intents And Purposes”/ 482 Music 2006 *The Engines /Okka Disk Records -2007 *The Vandermark 5 “A Discontinuous Line” /Atavistic 2006 *The Vandermark 5 “Four Sides to the Story” double lp /Not Two Records -2006 *The Dan Effland Group “Last Call” /Self release 2007 *The Rempis Percussion Quartet “Hunter Gatherers” /482 Music 2007 *Dragons 1976 “Winter Break” /Self Release -2006 *Paul Duncan “Above the Trees” /Home Tapes -2006 *Broken Things “Swim To The River” /Son of Fire Recordings -2007 *Tim Daisy/Ken Vandermark “August Music” /self release -2007 *Sound In Action Trio “Gate” / Atavistic -2006 *Bridge 61 “Journal” /Atavistic -2006 *The Vandermark 5 “Free Jazz Classics vol 2&3″ /Atavistic -2006 *The Rempis Percussion Quartet “Rip Tear Crunch” /482 Music -2006 The Vandermark 5 “The Color of Memory” /Atavistic -2006 *ARRIVE /482 music -2005 *Festival Quartet self release -2005 *Rosenberg/Baker/Hatwich/Daisy “New Folk,New Blues” 482 music -2005 *Triage “Stagger” /Utech Records -2006 *Tim Daisy/Frank Rosaly “Boombox Babylon” /Utech Records -2006 *The Rempis Percussion Quartet “Circular Logic” /Utech Records -2005 *Toby Summerfield’s Never Enough Hope /self release -2005 *The Vandermark 5 “Exercises In Surprise” /Atavistic -2004 *Triage “American Mythology” /Okka Disk Records -2004 *Dave Rempis/Tim Daisy “Back to The Circle /Okka Disk Records -2004 *Scott Rosenberg’s RED “Blood” /CIMP -2004 *Dragons 1976 /Locust Music -2004 *Dave Rempis Quartet “Out Of Season” /482 music -2004 *Kyle Bruckman’s WRACK /Red Toucan -2003 *Relay Signals /Lucky Kitchen -2003 *Triage “20 Minute Cliff” /Okka Disk Records -2003 *The Vandermark 5 “Airports For Light” /Atavistic -2003 *Who Cares How Long You Sink /Lucky Kitchen -2003 *Jason Roebke’s Rapid Croce /482 music -2003 *The Children’s Hour “SOS JFK” /Minty Fresh -2003 *Document Chicago “New Jazz And Improvisation” /482 music -2003 *Scott Rosenberg “Creative Orchestra Music” /New World Records -2003 *Eric Roth And The Silver Schmateez/ Rosco Records – 2001 *Scott Rosenberg’s RED “OWE” /Cadence Jazz -2001 *Triage “Premium Plastics” /Solitare Records -2001 *Lake Effect “Songs For SkyDivers” /Self Release -2001 *Triage /Self Release -1999

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