Cypriot-American composer and bassist Alexi David grew up in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood. His group, Alexi David's Patriot Act, has created the first fusion with jazz and the Greek sounds of rembetika. David is also adept on bouzouki, baglama and piano. He is a scholar on the music of the late Charles Mingus
and many others. Being Nellie McKay's regular bassist, he naturally lives with two cats. He is currently hard at work researching for forgotten and never performed Mingus compositions, to perform at upcoming shows.
At the end of the day, it would have to be Fat Cat. Despite the madness, any place where I can get paid decently and have women dancing to swingin' music. Unless I'm in a concert hall, I hate dead silent comatose atmospheres; you gotta bring the dance back into music. That's why Cabaret Laws were enacted: to keep interracial dancing at bay.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
I don't have one. I do like how my double bass was recorded for José James