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Presencing 03:58
Hammer Forge 06:34
Shell Games 14:43
Simo-casting 11:45


Historically the Midwest of the United States is a creative center for jazz and improvised music being the birthplace for organisations such as the AACM and BAG, as well as pioneers Albert Ayler, Faruq Z. Bey, and Raasan Roland Kirk to name just a few. Rent Romus, born in the great north of Michigan is no stranger to the pull of the lands and the creative soul of its music. Deciduous is an ongoing project based on the mutual bridging of those who share the creative tenacity, history and transitory nature of improvisation. This edition features the creative force of musicians from Columbus Gerard Cox, Hasan Abdur-Razzaq, John Philip Allen, Steve Simula Caleb Miller and from Detroit James Cornish.
Hailed by Downbeat as having "...a bold sound, unmistakeable sincerity and conviction", Rent Romus is a force spanning over 25 years of music production. His performance and recordings have included a range of musicians including Thollem McDonas, Vinny Golia, John Tchicai, and Chico Freeman.


released October 24, 2017

Rent Romus - alto, soprano saxophones, flutes, small percussion
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq - alto, tenor saxophones, bells
James Cornish - trumpet, baritone horn
Gerard Cox - drums, piano(tracks 1 and 11), wurlitzer(track 8)
Caleb Miller - piano(tracks 4,8,10) wurlitzer(track 9), nord(track 3)
Steve Simula - percussion, flutes, bells, drums(track 11)
John Phillip Allen - double bass

Recorded April 2016 Oranjudio Studio Columbus Ohio
Engineered by: Joey Gurwin
Mixed and Mastered by: Michael Zelner
Cover Photo “Endless Summer” by Tim Perdue, Bicentennial Park fountain in Columbus Ohio
CD Artwork by Hasah Abdur-Razzaq
Graphic design by Rent Romus
All music by the musicians created spontaneously


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Edgetone Records is place for new music crossing the genre boundaries. Founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus, the label took shape in 1991. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity. ... more

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