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Karl Denson’s KD3: Lunar Trio

Karl Denson

Karl Denson’s jam-band cred has been honed through several enterprises: the Greyboy All-Stars, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, several solo CDs and the Karl Denson Trio, the latter which recently released Lunar Orbit on Denson’s Bobby Ace Records.

But sweep back the curtain and you see that the ultra-hip tenor saxophonist is a lot like you and me, shuttling his three kids-ages 12, 11 and 9-to various activities in and around their San Diego home. Like most pre-teens, their musical tastes have nothing to do with their dad’s. “I’ve listened to a lot of music I never would have heard if not for them,” Denson said on his cell phone, on his way to another hotel and another gig. “I actually really like *NSYNC,” he adds. “I like R&B and funk, and I found them to be well produced and well written.”

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