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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. Happy Apple has released four independent albums, Blown Shockward and Crash Flow (1997), Part of the Solution Problem (1998), Body Popping, Moon Walking, Top Rocking (1999), and Please Refrain from Fronting (2001). Youth Oriented, the group's first commercial album, was released in 2003 by Universal Music and is distributed in the U.S. by Sunnyside Records. Peace Between Our Companies, again distributed by Sunnyside, came out in 2005. Happy Apple tours regularly and continues to use Minneapolis as a home base. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi
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They sound interesting. Like it. Great name. Great sound.
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What a great band. Long Live Minneapolis!
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Some great f**kin jazz , love it
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These cats have got big time flow !!! Hooray for the saxophonist !!!! X
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Oohhhh yayaaaaa me likes, it's rubbery.
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jshortis
Its the bass riffs that make their sound so distinctive.
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cauleen5
Russ! Where you at? Heard this track and thought you might like it. Happy Apple from Minneopolis. I got Midwestern fever!
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That is right. Interesting music. Same drummer as the Bad Plus.
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jennifermill e r 0 0 7
we need more bands like this
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love this. another happy pandora stumble.
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jacksonweldo n
They were called jazz-punk because they have a minimalist approach, not for a punk sound.
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Wow. This sound good. I don't hear any punk here at all, though.
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cool... I wasn't lookin for this, but I will indulge myself, so far so good.

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