Track

Dan Krimm

Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Born: 1955    

Dan Krimm

Dan Krimm began studying music formally with classical piano and violin lessons while in elementary school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the 60s. He concentrated on violin through high school, also picking up acoustic guitar informally in junior high.

While in college at Princeton in the 70s, he got hooked by the contemporary developments in jazz, especially including Chick Corea's 'Return to Forever' group and a host of artists recording for ECM Records. In 1975, he bought his first electric bass, and began learning the instrument, the jazz form and improvisation, and composition.

At Princeton he played with hammer-style guitarist Stanley Jordan, recorded with Tony Branker, co-led his own group with pianist Gary Monheit, and played with many others, moving to New York City in 1981. ...
read more

Awards

1984: National Endowment for the Arts, Jazz Fellowship
”Krimm’s bass solo [on 'Walden'] is as melodic as it is virtuosic ... [his] compositional talents and fretless bass chops make him an exceptional and unique leader.”

— Mike Oppenheim, Guitar International, Review of 'Last Chance Jazz' (April 11, 2014)

”The seven original compositions here represent different periods in Krimm's growth from 1978 to 1981, and his accomplished playing on them is enough to make even Jaco sit up and take notice. ... This is a gifted bassist who bears watching.”

— Bill Milkowski of Downbeat, “Sentience” liner notes (1986)

”After an hour of being insanely jealous of this man's bass playing (I've been a long-time admirer of the bass guitar and its players), I can truly say that Krimm has taken that instrument to uncharted regions of the music world. Krimm takes the bass away from the shadow of the guitar and into the light where it belongs, to cast a shadow of its own.” (”Subtle Truth” release party performance at Time Jazz, NYC)

— Conrad Landais, Meridian (Lehman College), Thursday, October 10, 1991

  • Sentience

    CBS Associated Records
    1986

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Sorry, no recommendations at this time.

Pedulla Pentabuzz bass guitar (fretless, 5-strings with high-C, round-wound strings) MarkBass combo amp (Jeff Berlin model)

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Dan Krimm events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 36,542 Views: 351 Fans: 1
Featured recording “Last Chance Jazz”

Last Chance Jazz
Self Produced (2013)
Download jazz mp3 “Spirit Dance” by Dan Krimm

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how