Cadillac Turns

Charles Rumback – Cadillac Turns “The tiniest seed in the right situation turns into the most beautiful forest…the most promising seed in the wrong situation turns into nothing. Things come from nothing very much and start from unpromising beginnings.” – Brian Eno SYDNEY, Australia, 2010 “Are you Charles Rumback?” A chance encounter, if such a thing exists, found … More Cadillac Turns

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


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