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Dave King Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

By Patrick Jarenwattananon | WBGO-FM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Perhaps you know Dave King as the drummer in The Bad Plus, or any number of avant-improv/indie-rock/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!"

It's certainly enough that New York's Village Vanguard is bringing the trio in from Minnesota and Michigan for a week in September. On this page, WBGO and NPR Music present a live video webcast and radio broadcast of the Dave King Trio.

Set List

  • "Lonely Woman" (O. Coleman)
  • "If I Should Lose You" (R. Rainger)
  • "For All We Know" (Coots/Lewis)
  • "Solar" (Davis/Wayne)
  • "Body And Soul" (J. Green)
  • "So In Love" (C. Porter)
  • "Moonlight Serenade" (G. Miller)
  • "You And The Night And The Music" (Schwartz/Dietz)


  • Dave King, drums
  • Bill Carrothers, piano
  • Billy Peterson, bass
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