Saturday, August 11, 2018

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase:
Spotlight on Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

This week, let's check out some videos featuring saxophonist and vocalist Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, who will be in St. Louis to perform next Friday, August 17 at the Atomic Cowboy Pavilion.

KDTU, as they're known to fans, last played here in July 2017 at the same venue. Since then, Denson went to Europe with the Rolling Stones - he's been part of their touring band since 2016 - and KDTU did a series of shows paying tribute to the Allman Brothers Band under the name "Karl Denson's Tiny Universe presents Eat A Bunch of Peaches."

Here in St. Louis, KDTU will be playing material from their forthcoming studio album, plus some music from their back catalog and, more than likely, a few tunes from the Allman tribute as well.

You can see them perform some of those songs today's collection of videos, though the first clip up above is of "Everybody Knows That," a tune from their 2014 album New Ammo, as performed in April of this year on Adult Swim's FishCenter. (Why KDTU appeared on what's billed as "the world’s only LIVE marine-themed, call-in show" is an exercise left to the reader.)

After the jump, you can see some examples of their tribute to the Allmans, in the form of covers of "One Way Out," recorded last November, and "Whipping Post," from this year's Telluride Jazz Festival, followed by a full set of ABB songs recorded in April of this year at the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta.

If you're in the mood for more after that, you can check two more full sets from 2017, recorded at Levitt Pavilion in Denver and Ardmore Music Hall in Philadephia.

For more about Karl Denson and Tiny Universe, read Denson's interview with the Telluride News and a feature story about the band published on

You can see the rest of today's videos after the jump...

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