Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
July 31, 2015 01:05 AM on the Late Night Stage
For nearly three decades, Karl Denson has been electrifying adoring audiences around the world.
San Diego-based, iconic performer Karl Denson is set for another busy summer. With his own band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, he’ll play a number of select theatre dates and high profile festivals across the U.S. The shows will have added significance, as drummer Alan Evans (best known for his work with Soulive) will be joining the Tiny Universe. Denson will also play a handful of dates with The Greyboy Allstars, the seminal boogaloo revivalist band he co-founded in the early ‘90s. In addition, he’ll return to the fold in his recurring role as saxophonist in The Rolling Stones and Slightly Stoopid for a slew of summer shows.
Karl Denson’s most recent recorded work can be heard on the Tiny Universe LP, New Ammo. The collection showcases the grittier side of the band’s musical oeuvre, including stand outs like “My Baby” featuring singer Nicki Bluhm, ”Everybody Knows That” and his raucous rendition of The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army.” The album has received wide acclaim: All Music declared the effort, “easily their most musically adventurist album yet,” while DownBeat praised it as “music for both the party and for fans of instrumental prowess.”
Approaching two decades strong, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is a prolific touring juggernaut that regularly performs over 150 shows annually. They’re currently working on material for a new studio album to be released later this year. Denson himself is an acclaimed and highly in-demand saxophonist and songwriter who first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz’s Let Love Rule-era band.
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