The Upful LIFE Podcast – Ep. 056: SKERIK [saxophonist: Garage a Trois, Bastard Jazz, Emerald Quintet, Critters Buggin, DRKWAV, Syncopated Taint Septet, Frog Brigade, Lorbo, Ponga, Omaha Diner, Dead Kenny G’s, MORE!]


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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Theme Song: “Mazel Tov”– CALVIN VALENTINE