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Dave King Trio at Vieux Carré

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We are BEYOND excited to present the Dave King Trio on April 1+2 in our room. Cover is $15, this is NOT a ticketed show show, so seats will be first come first serve.

“Perhaps you know Dave King as the drummer in The Bad Plus, or any number of avant-improv/indierock/Americana/electronic experimental bands rooted in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. But somewhere in that mix is a deep fondness for the jazz tradition, and recently, he made it a point to say so with a full-length album. I’ve Been Ringing You investigates standards, mostly slow and medium-tempo ballads, in rough-hewn textures. It also features a rhythm section of pianist Bill Carrothers and bassist Billy Peterson, fellow Upper Midwesterners whose underground reputations surface here. As King writes, “Not bad for some snow-pants-wearing doofs from the north!” – (originally by PATRICK JARENWATTANANON seen on NPR.org)

“…a conventional jazz outing, complete with standards like “Autumn Serenade” and “People Will Say We’re in Love.” This feels like a mildly defensive response to those who have doubted his capabilities as a jazz drummer: Mr. King is an idiosyncratic specimen, but he fits the bill. Intriguingly, his trio features the pianist Bill Carrothers and the bassist Billy Peterson,an Upper Midwest crew adept with melodic abstraction. More than a few of [their] album’s tracks, including “If I Should Lose You” and the Ornette Coleman ballad “Lonely Woman,” take a noticeably free approach to rhythm, proceeding without much attachment to groove.The results are worthwhile — mainly for Mr.Carrothers, a captivating improviser who doesn’t generally receive his due…” – (originally by By NATE CHINEN seen on nytimes.com)

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