TRI-FI Jazz Trio

“As good an example of trio communication as one can find in the modern piano trio canon.”

- Andrea Canter, JazzPolice.com

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Jersey Jazz Journal: Staring into the Sun

Jersey Jazz Journal

"A piano trio is one of the mainstays of the jazz tradition, and these cats are a fine example of the fun that such a combination can create."

About ten years ago pianist Matthew Fries, bassist Phil Palombi and drummer Keith Hall came together to become the rhythm section for vocalist/saxophonist Curtis Stigers.  They enjoyed playing together.  It felt natural, and thus was born TRI-FIStaring into the Sun (Tri-Fi – 310) is their fifth album.  It has ten tracks, all originals by the band members, six by Fries, and two each by Palombi and Hall.  They all have a strong feeling for melody.  As a unit they reflect the kind of unity that comes with playing together for ten years.  Fries is the major voice, and he is a consistently interesting player.  Palombi and Hall provide solid rhythmic support.  A piano trio is one of the mainstays of the jazz tradition, and these cats are a fine example of the fun that such a combination can create.

 
 

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