Wow! He left Fripp and company behind. I didn't see this coming at all. Here's what Trey has to say about it: ...an amazing journey" November 21, 2003 All things must pass. And now, for me, life with King Crimson fulfills itself. I am sending out this letter of thanks to all the people who have made the experience of being part of King Crimson such a powerful and vital one. I am grateful to all the musicians who have I been able to share the stage, the creative process and the long bus rides with: Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Pat Mastelotto, Tony Levin and Bill Bruford. To be able to call these modular, glowing, rock solid, earth shaking and nimble characters my friends and allies has been a constant source of amazement to me. I wish to acknowledge some of the other great bands that we were honored to the performance space with: Tool, Living Color and the infamous Pygmy Love Circus. I send out a huge thank you to all the business partners that we have had: current management at DGM with David Singleton, Charlie Hewitt and Adrian Malloy; past management of Richard Chadwick at Opium Arts; and, lastly, all the record labels who have boldly moved our recordings into the field. Foremost among them: DGM, Pony Canyon, Virgin, Universal and Sanctuary. But most importantly, I am grateful to all the audiences who have supported the work of this band while I have been part of it. People have come to us with open ears and enthusiasm to hear something new. And they have done so even when we were still testing the waters with untried material and ideas. A musician couldnt ask for anything more. ------ Earlier this year, at the inevitability of the closing of this phase of my musical life, I spent some time looking back. I thought back to the original aims I had as a young musician. And much to my surprise, I discovered that I have realized them. They were simply and elegantly stated to myself at the time: I want to play with the best musicians on the planet and make the most powerful and unusual music possible. I have done that. And done it with this band: King Crimson. And I dont need to just keep on doing it over and over again. This path has taken ten years (not to mention the previous eight working with Robert Fripp in many other projects.) During my time with the band we have put out 17 CDs, 2 DVDs, and brought to the stage hundreds of performances. Here again, a musician couldnt ask for more. Musicians, in general, follow their instincts. Following my own, I have found myself constantly on the move. I have played so many different instruments, and even when I finally found my home on the touch-style string instruments, I still kept moving. From different string configurations to different tunings to different roles as a player. Rarely have I stayed anywhere longer then a year or two. It seems that once I have done something, then I have done it. And all that is left, then, is to drop it and move on to something else. So as with my aims as a young player, it is now time to move on. To what, I can only partially articulate. And this isnt the place, or time, for projecting the future. This is the place to say thank you. So . Thank you, all. Trey Gunn Seattle KC is needing a bassist/touch stylist now. I am on my way to audition. See ya later!