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As the jazz funk saxophonist/flautist/vocalist/leader of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will tell you, he’s always been a “jazz head” but one of his main strengths is his willingness to venture into less orthodox territory. Although his first real widespread musical success came through his work with Lenny Kravitz on albums like Let Love Rule (1989) and the platinum selling Mama Said (1991), by 1992 he was off following his own vision, releasing his own solo material, and even began collaborating with legend, Fred Wesley (James Brown, Maceo Parker Band, Parliament Funkadelic). In 1994, San Diego‘s pioneering acid jazz turntablist/producer, DJ Greyboy recruited Denson to perform on his breakout debut Freestylin‘. For the record release, the DJ assembled a group featuring Karl with other local musicians, including Robert Walter (keyboards) and Elgin Park (aka Michael Andrews). The players hit it off, officially forming what would become the Greyboy Allstars and releasing the classic West Coast Bugaloo (with Fred Wesley) the following year and A Town Called Earth in ‘97, while continuing with a prolific solo career.
Karl is among a select group of artists, along with the likes of Medeski, Martin, & Wood, that have been able to cross over and assist in the introduction of jazz to a younger market since the early Nineties. With a willingness to mix soul funk grooves and collaborate with artists as varied as DJs, Steve Winwood, and Public Enemy, he’s not only been embraced by the improv-loving jam band demographic, but has aided in the promotion of jazz across the board. His primary project these days is Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and the last 2 times the he came to town they did covers of classic material by those that influenced them — last time it was a Ray Charles tribute while their visit prior to that saw them covering the Rolling Stones’ classic Sticky Fingers in full.
KDTU will be embarking on a tour in promotion of their brand new release New Ammo which dropped this week and will be hitting Seattle’s Neptune Theatre on Sunday September 16th with openers The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Thanks to our pals at the Seattle Theatre Group, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one reader to go down and check them out..
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THE CONTEST / GIVEAWAY:
*1 Winner will receive a pair of tickets to the following performance :
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
w/ The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wa
Sunday, Feb. 16th, 2014 @ 9pm
HOW TO ENTER:
This giveaway will center around the title of the latest KDTU album NEW AMMO.
The brand new KDTU album is titled “New Ammo,” which got us thinking about the concept of how, if one is resourceful enough, anything can become a weapon. Your mission as the entrant is to do some critical thinking and come up with an unorthodox “ammo,” or anything else that could be utilized as a projectile and/or weapon. Feel free to think outside of the box (psychological, emotional, or chemical warfare is not off limits). Remember, the definition of “ammo” and “weapon” are broad and the interpretation flexible.
Post your answer in the comment section below.
There is no part 3. That’s all there is to the contest. It’s pretty easy… but you should probably read the fine print.
The Fine Print:
All entries must be received by Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 11:59pm to be eligible.
You can enter as many times as you want, but use a valid email so that we can contact you. If you sign in with Facebook, make sure that your account can accept a message from us. Winner will be chosen arbitrarily, based on our personal “favorite.”
If you are not sure that you will be able to attend the show, do not enter! You’d be surprised how often that shit happens and we don’t want these going to waste.
If we are unable to contact the winner in a reasonable amount of time, a new winner will be chosen.