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Rent Romus Life's Blood
photo by Peter B Kaars Berkeley, California

Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble "damn well rock their Jazz" says blogger disaster amnesiac, while exploring the influences and inspirations that make the art of jazz and improvisation timeless. Their repetoire features original composition and contemporary local and international composers while exploring the influences and inspirations of jazz and improvisation. Life's Blood debut trio recording released in 1999 featured Danish drummer Stefan Pasborg and bassist Jonas Westergaard while Romus was on tour in Northern Europe. Since then he has presented the group ranging from trio to large fifteen peice ensemble featuring some of the best musicians the San Francisco region has to offer presenting a broad range of original performance suites. The group has featured multi-reedist Vinny Golia, world traveler and inventor Cheryl Leonard and Finnish jazz icon Heikki "Mike" Koskinen.

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Rent Romus In The Flow Festival 2012Kim Cass and Rent RomusRent Romus Life's Blood

Press Quotes:

"explores the subtle borders of style and element within jazz and improvisation." "Fresh innovative jazz...The expression is emotional but eloquent, smooth yet cerebral." - KFJC FM 89.7 Los Altos Hills

"...sounds to me like what Charlie Parker should have sounded like if he was really as great as they say." - Tom Hull, The Best Jazz Albums of 2014

"Romus and the Life’s Blood Ensemble play jazz for the new age." - Jack Goodstein, Blogcritics

"...sinewy grooves...A Love Supreme's stratosphere..." - Tom Hull

“Overall, Romus’ performance was raw and full of musical vigor, which inspired a higher order and left the audience with a smitten effect. Thorbjorn Sjogren, Politiken, Denmark

“Romus has been central to the creative music world of the West Coast for a number of years, and he keeps stretching the boundries of originality with each new release.”  Frank Rubolino - onefinalnote.com/Cadence

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