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Dave King

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Born on June 8, 1970, King grew up in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He listened to a wide variety of music and musicians, including Buddy Holly, John Coltrane, Led Zeppelin and Hank Snow. He started playing piano at age four and switched to drums in the fifth grade. He attended Cooper High School and the MacPhail Center for Music for five years, playing rock and jazz. He moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a studio musician. But it was in 1990 when King, pianist Ethan Iverson and guitarist Reid Anderson first started playing together. They formed The Bad Plus and in 2001. King’s other trio, Happy Apple, with bassist Erik Fratzke, and soprano-alto-tenor saxophonist/keyboardist Michael Lewis, was formed in 1996

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2022

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2022" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Various venues Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, Quebec, Canada July 5-9, 2022 All hail the return of live music! After a three-year break imposed by Covid-19, the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (FIJM) was back this year with a scaled-down but user-friendly slate of 350 concerts, about 2/3 ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada June 30-July 4, 2022 Like everything else, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in its tracks. Forced to cancel the 2020 festival, they instead presented a four-day virtual festival online on June 27-30. Another abbreviated ...

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Article: Book Review

Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer

Read "Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer Philip Watson 560 Pages ISBN: 978-0571361663 Faber & Faber 2022 The great guitar anti-hero Bill Frisell has dreamt of perfect music—an otherworldly blend of unimaginably beautiful sounds. It may be a just a dream, but that hasn't stopped the Denver-raised musician from constantly searching, for ...

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Article: Album Review

Viktor Haraszti: Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz Tale

Read "Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz Tale" reviewed by Chris May


Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz Tale is the debut album from Viktor Haraszti, a Hungarian-born, Dutch-based tenor saxophonist and composer. It is a solo project, recorded in isolation in 2021, on which Haraszti also plays clarinet, EWI, flute and keyboards. Bad Plus drummer Dave King helps out on one track, drummer Marshall Curtly on another three, and ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

Album

Broken Shadows with Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson, Dave King

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Street Woman; Body; Toy Dance; Ecars; Civilization Day; Comme il Faut; Dogon A.D.; C.O.D.; Una Muy Bonita; Song For Che; Walls-Bridges; Broken Shadows.

Album

Squint

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Etude; Boo’s Blues; Squint; Saint Rose; Emily; Familiar Flower; Day and Age; Quiet Like a Fuse; Short Form; Twilight Surfer; Call of the Canyon.

Album

Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz Tale

Label: ViOmusic
Released: 2021
Track listing: Intro; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Epilogue (for Blue).

Album

Stick Insect

Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Hog's Grease Winter Fleece Henbane Blackbone Card #3 Bow Tie The Number Eleven Makes Me Blink Bleed Bled Bleed The Television Theme Song Love Me Some Snakes


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