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The Daniel Day Trio / Press

“Daniel Day Trio Champions Self-Released Street: 02.20 Daniel Day Trio = The greatest jazz/cover band around Listening to Champions is almost as good as seeing DDT live, and that’s saying a lot (Dave Bowen slays on the upright bass). Drummer Day has been around for a while (Iceburn, Cosm), and local guitar guru Gentry Densley even contributes to four tracks on this album. With the exception of two original tracks, Champions is a cross section of brilliant lounge covers. From Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” to Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova,” DDT give just enough of the original song to make you bob your head and hum along, while adding their own original zest. They even cover Jay-Z’s “Can I Get a...” without sounding like boners. Seriously, they can do no wrong. The DDT original “Warm” gives a taste of Day’s drumming skills, doing a lot with a little. So throw Champions into your boom box, kick off your shoes and enjoy the next 50 minutes of your life. (The Red Door:”

“Daniel Day Trio New Day Rising: Daniel Day deconstructs to connect."It’s been hectic trying to schedule an interview with Daniel Day. But then, he’s almost too busy playing music to talk about playing music. The drummer/percussionist has been an integral part of the Salt Lake City music scene for more than a decade and recently reached a point few musicians or artists ever achieve: working full-time as a musician—making a living at it, calendar almost completely full with gigs. Originally from Minneapolis, Day’s family moved to Utah when he was 12, but he’s lived everywhere from Brooklyn to Venice Beach. No slouch at the theoretical side of music—he studied the complexities of jazz drumming at the Berklee College of Music in Boston—he’s always quick to make sure that the sounds are accessible. The end goal is always to connect with listeners."”

“Daniel Day Trio @ The Red Door "There’s a wait to get inside. A line at a local CD release show? Unheard of! I double-check my notes to make sure we were at the right place, and sure enough it’s the Red Door. Once we got inside, the guy at the door said “find a spot, wherever you can.” He wasn’t exaggerating. The place was packed. One corner was loaded with people lounging on couches, the other side was crammed with too many people sitting at too few tables. The bar was layered three deep with people waiting to get drinks, and at the foot of the stage people were dancing. I’m not talking about swaying side-to-side while barely moving-type dancing, mind you.Leaning against a 12-foot painting of Che Guevara’s face, 'They’re playing Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice”. These guys rarely stopped for applause, instead they bridged into my favorite Depeche Mode song, “Enjoy the Silence.” It's obvious that the Trio is having the time of their lives."”