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Happy Apple

Happy Apple

Searing multiphonics, funky polyrhythms, drum ‘n’ bass-isms, catholic influences and anything-goes musicianship: the tools of the New York City jazz underground, right? Yep, but also of Happy Apple, a Minneapolis, Minn., trio whose geographic location conjures not hip musicians on the cutting edge of improvised music, but rather snow, a stinky baseball team in a crummy dome, snow, a hockey team that bolted to Dallas and won the Stanley Cup, snow and snow.

“I think the future of creative music lies in the development of more regional scenes and not just N.Y.C.,” says drummer David King. “I guess we just enjoy living in a little more peaceful and relaxed environment. Also, less expensive! Plus, Minneapolis is a great art city and has internationally renowned museums and music clubs, so it’s not like we’re living in Lubbock or something-no disrespect intended.”

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