“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
Downbeat: A TRI-FI Christmas – Holiday Music Roundup
"A Tri-Fi Christmas is one of the more surprising holiday records jazz fans will hear this season."
Tri-Fi is a terrific piano trio based out of New York City featuring Matthew Fries on piano, Phil Palombi on bass and Keith Hall on drums. And A Tri-Fi Christmas is one of the more surprising holiday records jazz fans will hear this season. The cover promises total schlock, but don’t be fooled. In the finest jazz tradition, this tight-knit trio turns tired chestnuts into launchpads of improvisation. On the menu are songs you’ve heard a million times, like “Frosty The Snowman,” “Joy To The World” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” done in amazingly tasteful, interesting ways.