Some jazz groups emphasize heartbreaking ballad-playing or intense, blasting solos. Those kinds of broad gestures are almost entirely absent from the music of drummer Charles Rumback, who performs Saturday with bassist John Tate and pianist Jim Baker at Merrimans’ Playhouse in South Bend. In 2017, Rumback led two trio albums, “Tag Book” and “Threes,” both … More

Tag Book

Summer in Chicago began in 3/4 time. Charles Rumback, alongside comrades Jim Baker and John Tate, waltzed in June with Threes – an effortless debut culled from three nights on the burner at the artist-run venue on the forefront of new music, Constellation. The Chicago Reader took note of the trio’s improvisatory rapport stating “the cross talk is sublime and the … More Tag Book

THREES

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 … More THREES

THREES

My new album Threes comes out on June 23rd on ears&eyes Records. The recording was made live at Constellation and features Jim Baker and John Tate. You can preorder the album HERE. Tickets to the show at Constellation on 6/23 can be purchased HERE.