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(photo by Downtown Music Gallery) by Samuel Weinberg Tonight (!) our Three Nights of Dave King begins at ShapeShifter Lab at 8:15 with an improvised set of saxophonist Tim Berne, guitarist Ryan Ferreira and, the man himself, drummer Dave King. After their set, King’s band The Trucking Company will play at 9:30 for the second set. Ryan said a bit about playing with Dave, which you can read below. Don’t miss these shows!!! (here’s Tim and Ryan playing with drummer Ches Smith) "I first met Dave playing a session at Tim Berne’s house— he had great energy and was really easy going; it was almost like you could just play anything. We kept in touch after that and met up after a concert in San Francisco, and then got together with Tim again in NY. Tonight at ShapeShifter will, I think, be the third time that we’ve played together."...read more
by Samuel Weinberg Tenor saxophonist Brandon Wozniak is one of the two formidable tenors that fronts The Dave King Trucking Company, alongside Chris Speed. The two saxophonists accent one another beautifully, yet allow for each of their voices to really come through. The Trucking Company will play two nights (Tomorrow and Saturday) as part of our Dave King Residence at ShapeShifter Lab, and you really won’t want to miss it! Here’s what Brandon said about playing with Dave: <a href=”http://sunnysidezone.com/album/good-old-light” data-mce-href=”http://sunnysidezone.com/album/good-old-light”>Good Old Light by Dave King Trucking Company</a> "Dave really appreciates the individual, the person who is constantly searching and what that person can bring to the group sound. I don’t know anyone who listens harder or is more connected to whatever song he’s playing. The Trucking Company represents complete freedom for me musically and I’m excited about the future of the group." Go check them out Brandon, Dave and the rest of the Trucking Company this weekend!!...read more
(photo by NY Times) by Samuel Weinberg Guitarist and bassist Erik Fratzke has been one of Dave King’s most regular collaborators. In fact, King finding simpatico in him and saxophonist Mike Lewis was one of the reasons for King to remain a fixture in Minneapolis and form the iconic trio Happy Apple. Fratzke has also lent his talents and distinctive approach to guitar to King’s Trucking Company—especially on his expansive, sprawling solo on their most recent record’s tune “This is A Non-Lecture”.The Trucking Company will play BOTH Friday and Saturday (!!) as part of King’s residence at ShapeShifter Lab this weekend. Fratzke said some nice things about Dave, which you can read below: <a href=”http://sunnysidezone.com/album/adopted-highway” data-mce-href=”http://sunnysidezone.com/album/adopted-highway”>Adopted Highway by Dave King Trucking Company</a> "After nearly twenty years of playing music with Dave, the one aspect that stands out is his joy in music making. He’s constantly smiling when performing. That kind of energy is so infectious. He’s always earnest and has a concept to get across but never forgetting to have FUN, too! In some ways, he reminds me of Edward Van Halen, believe it or not. They both have monsterous technique, but what they do is not just for other musicians. There is a seemingly effortless transcendence of genre,too. Dave makes progressive music that still connects with a general audience. I believe that’s a wonderful and rare gift. I’m fortunate to have been able to work with Dave for so many years in Happy Apple and now in the Trucking Band.”...read more