Please welcome SKERIK, Seattle’s inimitable master of saxophone skronk, to Episode 056 of *The Upful LIFE Podcast. Brilliant on both tenor and baritone saxophone, most often mixing in electronics, effects, and loops, Skerik is nothing short of a pioneer in saxophonics.
- 3:15 – Introducing Skerik
- 9:30 – Skerik interview
Co-founder of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois, Tuatara, DRKWAV, and Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet. He is also an original member of both Les Claypool’s Fancy Band and Fearless Flying Frog Brigade. Skerik has worked extensively with Stanton Moore (drummer-Galactic) and Charlie Hunter (8-string guitar) across numerous collabs, including Bastard Jazz, Emerald Quintet, plus Omaha Diner, Coalition of the Willing. His list of projects and peers is far too long for a podcast synopsis! Skerik is a son of Seattle through and through, even briefly working with grunge super-band Mad Season. We touch on a number of these topics in this wide-ranging conversation
Vibe Junkie JAM
30 mins of Col. Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade
LIVE from Tipitina’s Uptown in New Orleans, during Jazz Fest late night May 2002
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