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Happy Apple

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by j-raj, Nov 26, 2005.


  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    just on a whim I picked up a used copy of Happy Apple's Youth Oriented....

    www.happyapplemusic.com


    Anyone that is into The Bad Plus, Esbjörn Svensson Trio or The Fringe needs to check them out.
     
  2. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I've been meaning to check this group out.
     
  3. Those guys are from Minneapolis (like me). I have been checking them out since '96. Erik Fratzke is a great bass player. His main gig right now is playing GUITAR :eyebrow: and leading an instrumental doom/prog metal band called Zebulon Pike.
     
  4. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I was just listening to samples of Zebulon Pike... Cool stuff!


    The Bad Plus is also from your neck of the woods... Have you ever caught them live?
     
  5. Although Minneapolis claims Bad Plus as their own, they don't play here much (too busy touring Europe). The drummer in both Bad Plus and Happy Apple, Dave King has been very active around here for the last 10 years.

    I don't know if its floating around on the web, but Erik Fratzke was in a soul/jazz group (on bass) 10 years ago called Casino Royale, which is my favorite from this "stable" of players.
     
  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!

    ahhh casino royale... I'll have to look into that group.
     
  7. Just heard them on XM today! Don't remember the name of the song but I was quite impressed. Sounded great..