Deciduous / Midwestern Edition Vol. 1
Label: Edgetone Records
1. Presencing 03:58; 2. Skyboat Gliding 14:00; 3. Hammer Forge 06:34; 4. Shell Games 14:43; 5. The Restless Seldom Get Weary 10:16; 6. Simo-casting 11:45; 7. Within the Time 03:53; 8. The Dream Imagined 03:47; 9. Margus Fargus 08:08; 10. Roadside Attraction (bonus) 13:02
Rent Romus - alto, soprano saxophones, flutes, small percussion Hasan Abdur-Razzaq: alto, tenor saxophones, bells; James Cornish: trumpet, baritone horn; Gerard Cox: drums, piano(tracks 1 and 11), wurlitzer(track 8); Caleb Miller: piano(tracks 4,8,10) wurlitzer(track 9), nord(track 3); Steve Simula: percussion, flutes, bells, drums(track 11); John Phillip Allen: double bass
Historically the Midwest of the United States is a creative center for jazz and improvised music being the birthplace for organisations such as the AACM and BAG, as well as pioneers Albert Ayler, Faruq Z. Bey, and Raasan Roland Kirk to name just a few. Rent Romus, born in the great north of Michigan is no stranger to the pull of the lands and the creative soul of its music. Deciduous is an ongoing project based on the mutual bridging of those who share the creative tenacity, history and transitory nature of improvisation. This edition features the creative force of musicians from Columbus Gerard Cox, Hasan Abdur-Razzaq, John Philip Allen, Steve Simula Caleb Miller and from Detroit James Cornish. Hailed by Downbeat as having "...a bold sound, unmistakeable sincerity and conviction", Rent Romus is a force spanning over 25 years of music production. His performance and recordings have included a range of musicians including Thollem McDonas, Vinny Golia, John Tchicai, and Chico Freeman.