Knuffke Drye Duo

Kirk Knuffke with Brian Drye

Photo by Peter Gannushkin

The Kirk Knuffke / Brian Drye Duet

In addition to playing in each other’s quartets, Brian and I also play as a duo. I have always loved playing music and improvising with Brian. We are also teamed up in Bands led by Andrew D’angelo, Petr Cancura and others, so I get to see him all the time.

We recorded a CD for NCM East called Leaf Spring, where we each contribute our compositions. Lately, we have made more of a shift towards free improvisation using very subtle guidelines and instructions, usually one or two words of instruction, just to get things underway.