NEWS

MARCH 2017

hello! hello! hello! well hello dolly well hello dolly grip well hello death grip well hello oakley grip well hello charles oakley well hello charles barkely well hello bob barker well hello carnival barker well hello carnival cruises well hallo tom cruise well hello tom hardy well hello hardy nickerson well hello ben nicholson well hello ben kingsley well hello kingsley Zissou well hello vidal sasson well goodbye hair so goodbye vidal sasson and hello vidal gore and goodbye tipper gore and hello gore guts!! best metal band on the planet!!
whew!!!! STREAM OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS??????
THIS MONTHS GIGS! I just finished a fun brief craig taborn quartet tour ending with a week at the village vanguard in nyc! thx to all who came out to hear! our record “daylight ghosts” is out now on ECM records! check it! THIS WEEKEND MARCH 10 AND 11 FRI AND SAT VECTOR FAMILIES (anthony cox brandon wozniak dean granros and yours truly) IS PLAYING VIEUX CARRE CLUB IN ST PAUL 9PM TWO SETS! thats the former artists quarter! come out! our debut record will be for sale in download form! hard copies available soon on sunny side records! the record is called “for those about to jazz/rock we salute you”. then on march 14th i am playing a duet show in denver co. at DAZZLE with the wonderful trumpet master SAHNE ENDSLEY of KNEEBODY fame. shane is deep and nice and great. come out denver! i am then teaching a few master classes in denver at metro state U on the 15th with the wonderful Ron Miles and Don Byron at the helm. come out students of jazz!
then on march 25th JT Bates and I do a real bulls set at studio Z in St. Paul MN. come out minnesotans!! other than that the radio show is keep on keeping oning the current.org or 89.3 sunday nights at 9pm central. Love to you all and stay strong out there in the insane ole USA or wherever you live in this insane world.
Love Dave

JAN 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS OF LIGHT. I MISSED DECEMBER. ALL 6 OF YOU READERS ARE PISSED I CAN TELL.

i had a busy december and thanks to all the people that came to the shows! the bad plus played everywhere it seemed! thank you! our year end engagement in minneapolis was a special highlight as usual!!!!
january has begun with a loud starting gun. on jan 2nd the chris speed trio (chris speed chris tordini and yours truly) played the stone in nyc (look for a new record from this trio in 2017) and on jan 3rd a new project with reid anderson, chris speed, tim berne and yours truly debuted at korzo in brooklyn called “broken shadows” where we play music from the fort worth jazz empire of ornette coleman dewey redman and julius hemphill!

all you rational funk fans out there please be aware THAT THE NEW SHOW HAS LANDED AT lightscameronjackson.com WE ARE SO PROUD OF IT AND HOPE YOU LAUGH AND CRY AND ENJOY. 3 YEARS IN THE MAKING!! ITS FINALLY DONE!! PLEASE ORDER IT!!

i am playing a ton this month after just finishing some big year end runs in NYC and St Louis.
the bad plus hits the west coast just in time for the real cold thank god. check thebadplus.com for details.
then my trio with bill carrothers and billy peterson hits europe from jan 24-feb1st!
those dates will be posted on the dave king Facebook page and also this site under tour dates!
My radio show called Kings Speech is still going strong on the current every sunday at 9pm central.
also some records are coming soon more details to follow!

i hope you all had a safe new years and lets huddle together this year and bring the best out yes?
love dave

NOV 2016

Hello again my fertile minded friends. It’s about time to announce some stuff and other crap and then some shit and then a few more random things. ok? cool? we cool?
I need to know if we are cool? i’m not continuing until we are cool cool? let me know! I’m open to hearing if the news page update isn’t cool. cool? are we cool?……………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..cool?…………………………………………OK THEN!

The Bad Plus is rolling through Europe on the second leg of the “Its Hard” tour right now as we speak! thebadplus.com for details. Thanks to all the kind folks that have come out to the shows and listened so nicely and didnt stab us in the heart with a dull filet knife because of Trump! we thank you for being gentle when we know YOU CANT FUCKING BELIEVE AMERICA IS CAPABLE OF OUTDOING THE TWO BUSH TERMS.
Believe me when I say CLEARLY WE ARE CAPABLE OF THE MOST HORRIFIC ACTS OF HIDEOUS IGNORANCE IN THE EARTHS HISTORY OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. But hey….at the very least we got Jarrod from the subway commercials behind bars. I WILL GIVE MY 1959 20 INCH ZILDJIAN K RIDE WITH ORIGINAL RIVETS AWAY TO ANYONE THAT CAN GET TRUMP AND PENCE IMPEACHED AND CONVICTED OF EVIL SHIT WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE CELL MATES WITH JARROD FROM SUBWAY. PLEASE DO IT. TWO SEXUAL PREDATORS AND A RIGHT WING CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN NUT BALL (oh yeah…..he’s not hiding anything inside that pure heart) SHARING A CELL. THAT MY FRIENDS WOULD BE A THING OF IMMACULATE BEAUTY.
SHOWS COMING UP: After the Bad Plus tour concludes in NYC on the 21st of Nov. at Rough Trade I head back to Minneapolis and play some Thanksgiving week shows.
On the 22nd and 23rd of November my nice trio with Bill Carrothers and Billy Peterson plays the great new jazz club Crooners. The internet has details. Then on Fri and Sat the 25th and 26th I am doing my third annual “takeover” of the great club The Icehouse in Minneapolis! Friday’s show is The Dave King Trucking Company and Saturday It’s yet another return of Happy apple!
Thanks to the Icehouse for this honor 3 years in a row!!
Then the Bad Plus picks up again in December. a bunch of U.S. dates ending with our year end runs in Minneapolis at The Dakota and then on to The village Vanguard in NYC!
Please come out!
My radio show "King’s Speech” is still going strong on The Current 89.3 at 9pm central on Sunday’s. The show is also archived at thecurrent.org
Also the new tv show that is taking the place of Rational Funk is coming ASAP and we hope you will all come along for that ride. it’s funny I think and also weird.

Be safe and try and be positive and keep making our world more kind and compassionate and passionate and GOOD.
LOVE DAVE

OCT 2016

Hello nice people that I like so much. The Bad Plus is in the middle of our european leg of the “It’s Hard” tour right now and it’s a beautiful autumn vibe out here. I hope you are all wearing your favorite sweaters and if you live someplace warm then your favorite too small swim suits (which is a european phenomenon especially with the men and it doesn’t look good).
We are out here until the 18th of Oct. check thebadplus.com for info.
Then from Oct. 26-31st I’m doing a U.S. run with the great Tim Berne and the great David Torn in a new trio called “Nohband”!!
Please come out! Gonna be super cool!!
Oct 26 Austin TX
Oct 27th Ann Arbour MI
Oct 28th Milwaukee WI
Oct 29th Lawrence University in Appleton WI
Oct 30th Chicago IL
Oct 31st Minneapolis MN
Please scour the internet for details and then show up!
I hope you are all well and thinking about music. It’s a good thing! Tune in to 89.3 the current on sundays at 9pm central for my radio show “Kings Speech” if you have the jazz crush. The shows are archived as well at www.thecurrent.org
Be safe and be positive.
LOVE DAVE