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Dave King Trucking Company wants to release a new record. You can make it possible by pre-ordering a copy right here.

Dave King Trucking Company is the latest group formed by drummer/composer Dave King, known for his work in the groundbreaking jazz trios The Bad Plus and Happy Apple. Also featuring guitarist Erik Fratzke, bassist Adam Linz and saxophonists Chris Speed and Brandon Wozniak, DKTC turned heads in 2011 with a debut album called Good Old Light (Sunnyside). The group is poised to release a full-length follow-up in Fall 2013, and this Kickstarter project will help make it happen.

The backer rewards outlined here allow you to preorder the album and, if you like, choose additional rewards including music lessons, signed merchandise and other “interactive” experiences. Oh, and a gold tooth. 

Because we believe in the simple idea that a physical LP is way cooler than a bunch of ones and zeros on a hard drive, all album preorders are for the vinyl edition, which will include a download code for digital versions of all album tracks.

About Dave King Trucking Company:

"...dirty, aggressive, disciplined joy..." - New York Times

"... ferociously energized … smart, joyous energy ... " – Jazz Times

"... swirling tonal palettes … a near-psychedelic jazz mutation” – Utne Reader

Listen to tracks from Good Old Light here.

About Dave King:

Modern Drummer magazine cover story

King for Two Days documentary film

DaveKing.net

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The completed album is intended to be ready to ship in Fall 2013. Some of the additional backer rewards may require a little scheduling finesse but will be fulfilled as promptly as possible.

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    PERSONAL THANK YOU – A postcard personally signed by the band and mailed to you.

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    ALBUM – Receive a vinyl copy of the album with a digital download code.

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    ALBUM (SIGNED COPY) – Receive a vinyl copy of the new album signed by all members, with a digital download code.

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    ALBUM + SIGNED DRUM STICKS – We’re talking about Vic Firth brand sticks King has gigged with, rather than an ice cream treat or severed poultry limb.

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    ALBUM + VOICE MAIL GREETING – Impress friends and deter telemarketers with a custom voice mail greeting written and performed by Dave King.

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    ALBUM + PRIVATE MUSIC LESSON – Book a private 1-hour lesson with a member of Dave King Trucking Company (must make your own way to and from band member's home, located in Twin Cities metro area).

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    ALBUM + SKYPE MUSIC LESSON – Why bother with physical reality when technology makes it possible for you to summon the wisdom of the jazz elders on your nearest computer monitor or smartphone? For real, though, this is a good option. One hour lesson, Skype account/credits required.

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    ALBUM + HOUSE CALL MUSIC LESSON – Get a 1-hour lesson in your own home (must be within 25 miles of the Twin Cities and have indoor plumbing/electricity/smoke detectors/access to espresso).

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    ALBUM + VIDEO CLINIC – King will record a personalized 1-hour clinic on digital video, delivered to you electronically. Not for resale, re-editing or repurposing into a sexy “Shreds” YouTube video.

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    ALBUM + LIVE DRUM CLINIC – Host a Dave King drum clinic at your school, store or non-corporate coffeeshop. Donation amount covers locations within 25 miles of Twin Cities metro area. Will travel to other areas in MN, WI, IA or the Dakotas for appropriate gas money.

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    ALBUM + COLLECTIBLE DKTC DOLLS – T-shirts are for poseurs. A local artist has created five handmade, one-of-a-kind stuffed animals in the likeness of the five members of Dave King Trucking Company. You want these things.

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    ALBUM + ORIGINAL PAINTING – Did you know that Dave King is also a painter? Now you do.

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    ALBUM + DAVE KING RECORDING SESSION – Hire David King to drum on your recording project. This fee covers a single working day up to 8 hours within 25 miles of the Twin Cities metro area. (Sessions elsewhere can be arranged with travel at backer’s expense.)

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    ALBUM + DAVE KING'S GOLD TOOTH – This is not a joke. The tooth (which is no longer in Dave's mouth) contains an estimated $400 worth of gold, plus priceless memories — e.g., it was in his mouth the first time he had sex, when he recorded the first Bad Plus record and the first three Happy Apple records, etc.

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    YOU ON THE ALBUM COVER - If you're willing to cover the full budget for this album, you deserve to have your mug splashed all over the hallowed pantheon of 21st-century-indie-Americana-jazz. Choose your favorite picture of yourself and let us appropriate it.

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