“Call it a relaxed yet fervent approach to express joy, wonder, surprise. The kind of qualities jazz lovers look for anytime they’re hungry for connection.”
- John Ephland, Downbeat Magazine
Reviews & Press
Here's a collection of some of the nice things people have been saying about TRI-FI.
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"They delivered what is guaranteed to be one of my all-time favorite piano trio holiday albums..."
"More important than the individual selections is the general sound of the trio and their telepathic interplay. Tri-Fi has succeeded at both developing its own musical personality and creating music that can only come from a group of like-minded musicians. ..."
"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..."
"There are surely piano trios with higher profiles than Tri-Fi, but one would be hard pressed to identify another with more telepathic synergy..."
“…a tightly knit jazz trio…three top rank musicians.”
"Tri-Fi is well on their way to incorporating new style and strength to their already potent brand of piano trio music..."
"The group's performance at Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall Wednesday night was a combination of clear themes for those people who like their jazz light, and complex rhythms and tonal colors for those people who want something more abstract... Tri-Fi has come up with a jazz sound everybody can root for. ..."