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Dave King Trucking Company: Surrounded by the Night

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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 dopo il convincente debutto nel 2011 con Good Old Light e l'ottimo Adopted Highway del 2014. E che album!

In trentasei minuti suddivisi in sette brani King e company danno vita ad un concentrato di energia, divertimento, tradizione americana, song-forms, esuberanza ritmica, pillole country e richiami blues davvero esaltanti. Nessun brano passa inosservato. "Delta Kreme" -melodia killer, fiati da urlo -sono i tre minuti iniziali che accendono la miccia e la portano a lenta combustione verso i fuochi d'artificio successivi.

Che arrivano con "Parallel Sister Track" -riff sporchi, sax aggressivi, chitarra carica di elettricità -e continuano con "You Should Be Watching (Art) Films," brano che parte con swing boppistico per trasformarsi in altro grazie all'assolo spiritato di Erik Fratzke, fidato compagno di avventura di King nella band di culto Happy Apple. E via di questo passo fino a "Don't Be Suspect of a Gift," l'esplosione finale, una gioia per le orecchie e l'irresistibile impulso a tenere premuto a oltranza il tasto repeat.

Track Listing: Delta Kreme; Parallel Sister Track; You Should Be Watching (Art) Films; Blue Candy; Glamour Shot; That Isn't Even Worth Selling; Don't Be Suspect of a Gift.

Personnel: Eric Fratzke: electric guitar; Dave King: drums and cymbals; Chris Morrissey: acoustic bass; Chris Speed: tenor saxophone and clarinet; Brandon Wozniak: tenor saxophone.

Title: Surrounded by the Night | Year Released: 2016 | Record Label: Sunnyside Records


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