Dan Krimm began studying music formally with classical violin lessons (and brief study on piano as well) 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.
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Throughout New Shoots, Krimm affects an exceedingly warm, woody tone on his
Pedulla electric bass guitar along with an uncommonly lyrical penchant on his
instrument, sounding like a cross between electric bass pioneer Steve Swallow
and upright bass master Buster Williams. That deep-toned quality underscores all
of the tracks on this appealing trio session, while his extraordinary facility and
melodic ingenuity as an improviser provides a flurry of low-end highlights along
the way. ... That this partnership between Monheit and Krimm has not only
sustained from their fusion-inspired Princeton days but actually grown
incrementally, arriving at this new level for the aptly-titled New Shoots, is a
triumph in these days of dwindling opportunities for jazz musicians
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