DKV Trio

Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark

Also known as DKV
Members of DKV Trio: Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler

Discography of DKV Trio:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 DKV Live 3 Audio 1997 Okka Disk
2 Live In Wels & Chicago, 1998 9 Audio 1999 Okka Disk
3 Fred Anderson / DKV Trio 6 Audio 1997 Okka Disk
4 Double Or Nothing 3 Audio 2002 Okka Disk
5 Baraka 5 Audio 1997 Okka Disk
6 Trigonometry 12 Audio 2002 Okka Disk
7 Deep Telling 8 Audio 1999 Okka Disk
8 Past Present 66 Audio 2012-10-26 Not Two Records
9 Schl8hof 3 Audio 2013-10-01 Trost Records
10 Schl8hof 3 Audio 2013-10-01 Trost Records

A free-improvisation unit that uses "song structures"; many of their spontaneous compositions sound like they are based on written materials, and they focus on intensive explorations of different approaches to rhythm, moving anywhere from "free" time to pulse based grooves. In addition to using these methods the band also incorporates influences from other cultures (African, Greek, Middle Eastern) and non-jazz styles (funk, late 20th century composition, delta blues) to expand the base for their music.

Band Members

Hamid Drake: drums/percussion

Kent Kessler: double bass

Ken Vandermark: reeds

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