Tim Lefebvre Joins Krantz and Carlock on “Golden Days” Tour

KCL trio featuring Tim Lefebvre on bass reformed for a two-month world tour in the early months of 2020. But now they are going on the road again. Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, and Tim Lefebvre will reunite for the “Golden Days” tour later this month.

Tim Lefebvre

The trio’s synergy and mind-bending technique were established during a very influential weekly residency at New York City’s 55 Bar in the early 2000s.

According to a press release, “KCL evolved a fully distinctive style of a participatory group improvisation influenced in part by the famous Miles Davis Quintet of the 1960s. The difference is that they base their music in the spontaneously generated contexts of heavy funk, rock, and electronica rather than straight-ahead swing.” 

“At a time when other instrumental bands were dabbling in derivative fusion and retro-jazz, KCL became an underground sensation, amassing an international following of committed fans of all stripes seeking alternative creative music that serviced the mind, body, and spirit.” KCL created current music that transcended genres by relentlessly grooving, always innovating, and never complacent.”

KCL’s tour will kick off with a pair of shows at The Bitter End in New York City. They’ll largely tour the Mid-Atlantic, with stops in Denver, Chicago, and Cleveland thrown in in-between. The City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee will host their final “Golden Days” performance on March 1st.

Lefebvre’s bass work, which has been praised by everyone from the Tedeschi Trucks Band to David Bowie, is consistently excellent. You’ll want to keep an eye on him, whether he’s experimenting with bass grooves as a sideman or finding a crushing setting on his pedals with the KCL trio.

2022 Golden Days Tour Dates 
Feb 18 –  The Bitter End – New York City
Feb 19 – The Bitter End – New York City
Feb 20 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
Feb 21 – City Winery – Boston, MA
Feb 23 – Dazzle – Denver, CO
Feb 24 – Reggies – Chicago, IL
Feb 25 – Bop Stop – Cleveland, OH
Feb 26 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
Feb 27 – The Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
Mar 1 – City Winery – Nashville, TN