Krantz, Carlock, Lefebvre Unveil “Golden Days” Tour

Krantz, Carlock, Lefebvre

In the early days of 2020, KCL reunited for a two-month world tour. Now the trio of Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, and Tim Lefebvre are teaming up again for the “Golden Days” tour this month.

The trio’s chemistry and mind-bending style were forged from a weekly residency at New York City’s 55 Bar in the early 2000s that became largely influential.

“KCL developed a thoroughly original style of interactive group improvisation inspired in part by the great Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s but played out in spontaneously generated contexts of heavy funk, rock, and electronica instead of straight-ahead swing,” a press release explains. “As other instrumental bands of the day dabbled in derivative fusion and retro-jazz, KCL became an underground phenomenon, cultivating an international following of devoted fans of every stripe looking for an alternative creative music that served the mind, body, and spirit. Relentlessly grooving, always innovative, never complacent – KCL made contemporary music that resonated beyond category.”

KCL’s run will begin with a pair of dates at The Bitter End in NYC. They’ll focus primarily on the Mid-Atlantic with fly dates in Denver, Chicago, and Cleveland mixed in. Their final “Golden Days” performance is scheduled for March 1st at the City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lefebvre’s bass work, which has supported artists from the Tedeschi Trucks Band to David Bowie, is always top notch. Whether he’s exploring registers of the bass or finding a crushing setting on his pedals, you’ll want to check him out.

Peep this fan-shot footage of the band from their 2020 tour:

KCL “Golden Days” 2022 Tour Dates:

Feb 18The Bitter EndNew York City
Feb 19The Bitter EndNew York City
Feb 20Ardmore Music HallArdmore, PA
Feb 21City WineryBoston, MA
Feb 23DazzleDenver, CO
Feb 24ReggiesChicago, IL
Feb 25Bop StopCleveland, OH
Feb 26Jammin JavaVienna, VA
Feb 27The Lincoln TheatreRaleigh, NC
Mar 1City WineryNashville, Tennessee

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