Karl Denson's Tiny Universe present: A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

For 
nearly 
three
 decades, 
legendary 
saxophonist 
Karl 
Denson
has 
been
 getting 
crowds
 around
 the 
world 
out 
on 
the
 dance 
floor.
 Approaching
 iconic 
status ,
Denson 
has 
moved
 bodies
 and 
minds dating
 back 
to 
his
 earliest 
years
 with
 Lenny 
Kravitz's
 band
through
 his
 ongoing 
tenure
 as 
a 
founding 
member 
of 
seminal
boogaloo
 revivalists 
The
 Greyboy
 Allstars 
and
 his
current 
roll 
as 
a
member
 of 
San
 Diego 
dub
rockers 
Slightly 
Stoopid.

Nowhere, 
however, 
is 
this 
more
 apparent
 than 
with 
his 
own
 band, 
Karl 
Denson's
 Tiny
 Universe. 
Touring
 relentlessly 
for 
the
past
 15
years 
and
 leaving
 a
 massive
 audience
 in
 his

wake,
 fans 
know 
that 
when 
KDTU 
is 
in
 town 
a 
dance 
party 
will
 ensue.

In
 Fall 
2013, 
Karl 
and 
the 
Tiny 
Universe 
get 
back 
to
 it
 heading
 out
on 
a 
30‐date 
U.S. 
tour that 
will 
debut 
material 
from
 a
 forth coming
new
 album 
due 
in 
early 
2014 
on 
Stoopid
 Records. 
Additionally,
KDTU 
wil l
hook 
up 
with
 looping 
master
 Zach 
Deputy and 
the
Cosmic 
Horns 
on 
the 
West 
Coast
 portion 
of 
the 
run 
for 
a 
string 
of
shows
 creating 
a 
“Ray
Charles
Boogaloo
Dance
Party.” 
A
 handful 
of 
festival 
dates
 will 
also 
be 
mixed 
into
 the
 tour, 
including
 stops 
at 
Telluride 
Blues
 and 
Brews, 
Joshua 
Tree
 Music
 Festival Mustang
 Music 
Festival, 
as 
well 
as 
two 
sets 
at 
Bear 
Creek 
Music
Festival.

On his new release Another Day (Eusonia Records, 2011), Zach Deputy demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in multiple contexts and conveys the sensibilities of a mature singer/songwriter. Another Day offers another look at Zach Deputy and seeks to help him cross over into other audiences. Rich with ballads and mid-tempo songs, the music on this recording is best described as soulful rhythm and blues, with flavors of Al Green, Taj Mahal and Stevie Wonder emerging in the swells, changes and modulations of the music, in the voice and even in the lyrical content. The record will appeal to fans of contemporary artists like Jack Johnson and Amos Lee, but the origins of the style and feel remain classic.

Recorded over 5 days in August 2010 at Mission Sound Recording in Brooklyn, NY, Another Day is the truest example of pure musicianship. As heard in this recording, Grammy winning producer Scott Jacoby and his team of musicians demonstrate that large budget recordings and "over-production" are simply not necessary. Drummer Graham Hawthorne (Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, David Byrne), bassist Al Carty (Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, Gavin DeGraw) and pianist / organist Will Buthod (Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, The Harlem Gospel Choir) and Zach Deputy met for the first time on day one of recording and– despite their diverse backgrounds– instantly clicked with each other and created the perfect landscape to support Zach's songs.

In contrast to the music and feel of Another Day, Zach Deputy has made his mark thus far as a touring powerhouse. As a boy, the music of his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage was cooked up in the South Carolina heat. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo. As Deputy honed his craft, a unique hybrid of these influences emerged, ultimately creating the signature Zach Deputy sound. To bring this sound to the stage, the big, impossibly upbeat South Carolinian with the infectious smile puts on a solo show– enhanced by looping technology– that is essentially a one man dance party offering up what he calls "Island-infused, Drum 'n' Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul" to the enthusiastic crowds of dancers who flock to clubs from coast-to-coast. It is these late night dance parties— more than 250 per year– that have made Zach Deputy one of the hottest up-and-coming performers on the camping festival circuit and "jam band" scene. For Zach, most days begin in a hotel room and end a couple of hours after walking off stage. The constant touring and the compelling live show may be the key to Zach's success on the road, but it is an unlikely inspiration for Another Day, as there is little similarity between what fans have come to expect from Zach and what is offered up in this new record.

Thus, Another Day is an appropriately titled album, and it is truly an album in the classic sense— a collection of songs that come from the same time and place, inspired by the same muse. Reflective and introspective, it provides a glimpse at the soul of an artist and the depth of a songwriter. Full of hope and anticipation of the promise of another day, a new day, it is a pivotal point in the career of a touring musician. Whereas it is a departure for Zach Deputy, it is one that he feels confident his fans can relate to, but it isn't the end in itself. Deputy's multi-faceted diamond gets one side polished in this offering, and it is a side that will shine brightly for a new audience.

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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe present: A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party with Zach Deputy

Tuesday, October 15 · 8:00 PM at The Crocodile