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
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
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
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.
On Sunday, September 4 I will be leading a band of my favorite musicians in a special performance at the Chicago Jazz Festival. We play at 1:10 at the Von Freeman Pavilion. Hope to see you. Ron Miles – cornet Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone Greg Ward – alto saxophone Jim Baker – piano … More Chicago Jazz Festival
Ryley Walker and I made an album of duets. It is called Cannots. Dead Oceans is going to put it out on limited edition blue vinyl on Record Store Day. (April 16, 2016) Here is the cover. It features a painting by my friend Adam Scott. We will be announcing details about some special shows very … More Cannots