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Date:
Friday, Aug 24, 2018
Time:
9:30pm
Cost:
$25-20
Category:
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Happy Apple Media

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happyapplemusic.com/
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Happy Apple

About Happy Apple

Named after a child’s toy from the 1960s, jazz trio Happy Apple was formed in Minneapolis, MN, in 1996 by saxophonist Michael Lewis and drummer David King, with bassist Erik Fratzke joining soon after.

Their clever and melodic small-combo improvisations have been termed “jazz punk,” but Happy Apple has a grasp of the entire history of jazz, and the trio’s elegant free-bop compositions are full of haunting melodies, delightful flashes of humor, and intelligent, coherent construction. Led by Lewis’ amazingly lyrical tenor sax playing and solid melodies written by all three members, Happy Apple keeps out of the fusion trap by implying rock dynamics without actually surrendering to them, giving the group a fresh, bright, and totally unique sound.

Things can get hot and searing, certainly, and there is no aversion to sonic and free jazz experimenting, but the band always retains a strong melodic center.