Karl 2000 plays music by combining elements of Traditional Russian Folk tunes with Albert Ayler enthusiasm, original compositions with the humor and playfulness of The Bad Plus, arrangements of solo piano repertoire for Saxophone-Bass-Drums and covers of popular love songs. Karl's primary influence is The Alexandrov Ensemble, taking choral music and presenting it in the power-trio format. With Daniel Rovin on tenor saxophone, Austin White on upright bass and Dave Miller on drums, Karl plays hard, free-swinging music with a passion for the masses.
"Brilliant!" Saxophone Legend Oliver Lake
"K2K blends strong bold melodies with textures that are wild and freely imaginative. The dynamic explorative interplay of Daniel Rovin, Austin White and David Miller is a fun wavelength to tune in to." Pianist Taylor Eigsti.
CD Journal of Japan describes Karl's music as "Albert Ayler goes punk!"
"Newjazz of Best Kind." Norrköping News