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Artist Rent Romus' Actual/Actual
Title Baptismal
Label Edgetone Records - EDT4225 -
Released On 6/1/2022
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The debut album from Actual/Actual showcases improvised music with a blues music orientation at the core while keeping to a broad outlook towards “spontaneous composition”. Their wide swath takes in swing, Latin music, fusion, doom rock, reggae, punk, and many other musical elements. It's all “grist for the mill” as they create a new context for these elements where improbable connections are made and things happen when you least expect them to. Romus originally hails from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and has made it a point to engage and collaborate with musicians from the region. This band represents recent “talent reconnaissance” and is truly a multi-generational affair.

Rent Romus - alto, soprano saxophones
Gerard Cox - drums, piano, wurlitzer
Josh Strange - vibraphone
Troy Kunkler- drums