HAPPY APPLE

Eclectic Fusion • United States
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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 read more...
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HAPPY APPLE Blown Shockwaves And Crash Flow album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Blown Shockwaves And Crash Flow
Eclectic Fusion 1997
HAPPY APPLE Part Of The Solution Problem album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Part Of The Solution Problem
Eclectic Fusion 1998
HAPPY APPLE Body Popping Moon Walking Top Rocking album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Body Popping Moon Walking Top Rocking
Eclectic Fusion 1999
HAPPY APPLE Please Refrain From Fronting album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Please Refrain From Fronting
Eclectic Fusion 2001
HAPPY APPLE Youth Oriented album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Youth Oriented
Eclectic Fusion 2002
HAPPY APPLE The Peace Between Our Companies album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Peace Between Our Companies
Eclectic Fusion 2004
HAPPY APPLE Back On Top album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Back On Top
Eclectic Fusion 2007

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HAPPY APPLE E Equals What I Says It Does album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
E Equals What I Says It Does
Eclectic Fusion 2000
HAPPY APPLE Jazzercise With The Elders album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzercise With The Elders
Eclectic Fusion 2000
HAPPY APPLE God Bless Certain Portions Of The U.S.A. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
God Bless Certain Portions Of The U.S.A.
Eclectic Fusion 2000

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