“Simply a with it, happening piano jazz trio, they don’t pander but they play to please. Echoing any or all of your fave straight ahead piano trios of the past, these are all solid players that don’t need to go for pyrotechnics as their quiet fire lights the way well past the usual pas de trios.”
- Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Reviews of A TRI-FI Christmas
(2011) Ho ho ho! Check out our collection of 12 holiday classics done up in our own special TRI-FI way. Even though we recorded it in the middle of summer, we had a lot of fun making this album. We wore Santa hats. We drank eggnog. We took requests. And we hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as we enjoyed recording it.
"They delivered what is guaranteed to be one of my all-time favorite piano trio holiday albums..."
"This trio snaps and crackles like a fireplace full of well-seasoned Yule logs; their nicely honed interplay makes even these chestnuts sound fresh..."
"This year’s finest jazz Christmas offering might just be by pianist Matthew Fries, bassist Phil Palombi and drummer Keith Hall..."
"A Tri-Fi Christmas is one of the more surprising holiday records jazz fans will hear this season..."