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Autobahn: Of the Tree

Read "Of the Tree" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Not to be confused with the band of the same name from The Big Lebowski (or the similarly-named British indie- rock / emo band, for that matter) this Autobahn is a trio of jolly Canadians who play 21st Century jazz. Not “swinging" jazz in the traditional Blue Note sense, the music of this bass-free trio of ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Dave King Trio – Asia Avails 2017

Dave King Trio – Asia Avails 2017

A very exciting new trio from three of the most dynamic jazz artists working today! Led by visionary drummer Dave King, this trio recently made a splash at the Winter JazzFest in New York in January 2016, and are warming up for a new record, set to come out on ECM Records in 2017. Dave King is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave King Trucking Company: Surrounded by the Night

Read "Surrounded by the Night" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Ha raggiunto fama e notorietà con il super trio The Bad Plus ma Dave King ha partecipato a molte delle formazioni chiave della scena downtown newyorchese ed è tuttora protagonista con progetti all'avanguardia, attenti a percepire e rielaborare tendenze e umori contemporanei. Uno di questi è la band denominata Dave King Trucking Company, al terzo album ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016

Read "NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

NYC Winter Jazzfest
New York, NY
January 13-17, 2016

If you make the rounds in New York City on any night of the week, during any week of the year, there's always an abundance of quality jazz to hear. But when NYC Winter Jazzfest takes hold, the cup truly runneth over. This massive ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dave King: We do music, so we know music

Read "Dave King: We do music, so we know music" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Ever the emphatic artist, drummer Dave King is most famous as a founding member of the contemporary trio The Bad Plus. Rooted in jazz, The Bad Plus has taken creative music to a new abstract height, examining reinterpretations of works by artists as diverse as Stravinsky, Nirvana and Tears for Fears. However, his re-definition of a ...

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Dave King Trucking Company: Good Old Light

Read "Good Old Light" reviewed by Troy Collins

Branching out from his duties in The Bad Plus and Happy Apple, drummer Dave King formed the Dave King Trucking Company to explore a highly personalized take on Americana that he describes as “if the great Nashville bands of the '60s and '70s could improvise and were Coltrane fanatics." Building on this idea, King and company ...

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Undead Jazz Festival: Day 1, June 23, 2011

Read "Undead Jazz Festival: Day 1, June 23, 2011" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

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Undead Jazz Festival
New York, New York
June 23-26, 2011

If 2010's Undead Jazz Festival were the first installment in a series of zombie films, then the first day of the 2011 season was a sequel picking up where ...

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Undead Jazz Festival: Kenny's Castaways Edition

Read "Undead Jazz Festival: Kenny's Castaways Edition" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

Every zombie film fan knows that being bitten by a creature of the night is a fate worse than death. The only cure is to have a member of your party load up a shotgun and take you out before you turn into a limping, brain-hungry shell of a person. So giving an event a header ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Happy Apple: Happy Apple Back on Top

Read "Happy Apple Back on Top" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

Before becoming synonymous with self-indulgent excess--or worse, smoothed-out pap--fusion offered the excitement of joining jazz improvisation and harmonic sophistication with rock energy and driving rhythms. Though they may not self-identify with fusion, a growing number of musicians raised on both rock and jazz feel no compunction in drawing influences from and blending both. One such group ...

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Happy Apple: The Peace Between Our Companies

Read "The Peace Between Our Companies" reviewed by James Taylor

Minneapolis-based Happy Apple is big in the Midwestern United States and Europe--the rest of the world, particularly other parts of America, is sadly still sleeping on the powerful jazz/rock/improv group. Featuring bassist Erik Fratzke, David King (who also handles percussion duties in Happy Apple cohorts and Columbia Records recording artists The Bad Plus) and Michael Lewis ...