Rare midwest full band lineup!
Dave King (drums)
Chris Speed (tenor saxophone)
Erik Fratzke (electric guitar)
Brandon Wozniak (tenor saxophone)
Chris Morrissey (bass)
ABOUT DAVE KING TRUCKING COMPANY:
Drummer/composer Dave King has become enamored with the concept of bridging the gap between American roots music and the avant-garde. He has created The Trucking Company as a palette for mixing both musical styles and superior musical talents not of the mainstream. As a matter of fact, the ensemble could be seen as the poster child for bands revolting against the academic lean of mainstream jazz, preferring a slant toward the corporeal. The Trucking Company's new recording Adopted Highway was recorded with earthy intentions. Recorded onto two-inch tape providing a warm analog sound along with the immediacy of only being able to do one or two takes per tune.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT THE TRUCKING COMPANY:
"Dave King's dirty, aggressive, disciplined joy in playing drums conjoins many degrees between swing rhythm and more rigid backbeats. Good Old Light, by his new Minneapolis band, Dave King Trucking Company, shows him as a generous-bulldog kind of bandleader, with serious ideas about instrumentation and contrast between players' styles" - Ben Ratliff, New York Times