Dave King Trucking Company & Dave King
Good Old Light
SSC1290
2011-07-12
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Track List: listen

April in Gary - 4:11
You Can’t Say “Poem in Concrete” - 7:57
I Am Looking for Strength - 6:40
Night Tram - 6:21
Payphones - 4:00
Hawk Over Traffic - 10:05
Church Clothes w/ Wallet Chain - 4:49
The Road Leads Home - 7:50

 

Musicians:
Chris Speed - tenor saxophone
Brandon Wozniak - tenor saxophone
Erik Fratzke - guitar - electric
Adam Linz - acoustic bass
Dave King - drums, piano

There is a certain garage rock mentality to the music of drummer Dave King. Though it may be performed by what seems a jazz combo, his music still roots itself in the free and collective energy of rock. The Dave King Trucking Company is the latest incarnation in King’s pursuit of adventurous music that really grabs listeners. Best known for his groundbreaking work with the Bad Plus and Happy Apple, King has once again assembled an amazing group of musicians, including guitarist Erik Fratzke (Happy Apple), bassist Jason Lind (Fat Kid Wednesdays), and saxophonists Chris Speed (Tim Berne, Claudia Quintet) and Brandon Wozniak, for the group’s inaugural release, Good Old Light (Sunnyside, 2011).

Reviews:

Nice review by Ben Ratliff in the NY Times!

Ben Ratliff, The New York Times - July 2011 read the full article

Great review from Joe Tangari in the Oct. 2011 issue of DownBeat!

Joe Tangari, DOWNBEAT - October 2011 read the full article

Nice profile on Dave King in JazzTimes, Nov. 2011!

Aidan Levy, JazzTimes - November 2011 read the full article

Nice review in JazzTimes, Nov. 2011!

Bill Beuttler, JazzTimes - November 2011 read the full article

Nice review in Jazz Magazine (France), Jan. 2012!

Frédéric Goaty, Jazz Magazine - January 2012 read the full article

 

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