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Trevor Dunn is an American musician. His primary instrument is bass and double bass. Dunn has a degree in music, learning double bass at college. Dunn began playing bass as a teenager. In high school, Dunn formed Mr. Bungle with vocalist Mike Patton and guitarist Trey Spruance. Mr. Bungle's early compositions mixed thrash metal, hard rock, and funk with an air of adolescent humor and vulgarity. With a background in metal, Dunn branched out his musical abilities playing jazz around San Francisco while immersing himself in different music. His playing on Mr. Bungle's Disco Volante displayed Dunn's maturity as a player as the compositions shift from different musical stylings several times in every song. Dunn prefers to play simple bass lines in other's compositions choosing to support song structures. He is (or has been) a member of:Read More...
Secret Chiefs 3
Trevor Dunn's Trio-convulsant
He has contributed to or played with:
John Zorn's Electric Masada
John Zorn's Naked City
Tin Hat Trio
Many other Bay Area and New York artists
Trevor Dunn has a strange obsession with the platypus. He has the platypus as a cover on one of his albums, and has co-wrote a song called "Platypus" while in the band Mr. Bungle.
In the early days of Mr. Bungle he played a Ibanez bass built sometime in the 1980's, and later on, he used an Alembic 5-String and a double bass. He mostly uses a 1975 Fender P-Bass tuned to BEAD for Fantômas. He plays double bass with Trevor Dunn's Trio-convulsant.
Like the other members of Mr. Bungle, Trevor Dunn is reluctant to talk about what exactly caused their break-up in 2000 (Dunn is especially hesitant about the subject). For that matter, Dunn is reluctant to talk about Mr. Bungle in general, though he claims to have enough material for a book about the band (and enough unreleased songs for a companion album). He has stated that he will eventually release a book.