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Drummer, composer, bandleader, and all around creative musician, Charles Rumback performs in many varied and disparate musical settings from deep inside the jazz tradition to the periphery of its outer rings on his third album Threes. Rumback always maintains his characteristic sound and personal language, from the blurry fringes of rock to backing the most plaintive singer-songwriters, with a musical voice that is instantly recognizable. In 2016, Rumback created an album that made good on its title’s promise of new beginnings with his acclaimed quintet album, In The New Year. The album was well received, earning him a spot on “best of” year-end polls and on the stage of the Von Freeman Pavilion at the 38th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival flanked by trumpet luminary Ron Miles and saxophone greats Tony Malaby and Greg Ward. Now, with his resolutions kept and another Chicago winter in the rearview, Rumback finds himself removing layers, and musicians, to reveal the sparse, yet verdant nature of his working trio with his rhythmic foil John Tate on bass, and the elegant, inquisitive piano of Jim Baker. Captured live from a concert at one of Chicago’s most creative venues for new music, Constellation, Threes is a 21st century update on the classic piano trio. The album comes out swinging with the Rumback’s composition, ”Salt Lines.” An upbeat opening salvo, and the first of three originals on the recording, “Salt Lines” states a hopeful, albeit bittersweet, melody; one that takes its time to resolve, leaving more questions than answers

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”Rumback may not enjoy the brand recognition of some of his peers, but he's steadily proving to be a creative force worth following.” - John Frederick Moore (JAZZIZ)

“Quietly staggering” - Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader)

Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Chicago

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

https://www.oldtownschool.org/teachers/Charles-Rumback/

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Albums

Album June Holiday by Charles Rumback

June Holiday

Astral Spirits
2020

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Album Cadillac Turns by Charles Rumback

Cadillac Turns

Astral Spirits
2019

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Album Little Common Twist by Charles Rumback

Little Common Twist

Thrill Jockey
2019

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Album Threes by Charles Rumback

Threes

Ears And Eyes Records
2017

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Album Tag Book by Charles Rumback

Tag Book

ears&eyes Records
2017

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Album In the New Year by Charles Rumback

In the New Year

ears&eyes Records
2015

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Half Joking

Half Joking

Charles Rumback
Little Common Twist

Too Toney

Too Toney

Charles Rumback
Cadillac Turns

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Charles Rumback
Tag Book

Salt Lines

Salt Lines

Charles Rumback
Threes

Erato

Erato

Charles Rumback
Threes

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