“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
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This is our first recording with our collaborative trio. After playing together for a few years as the touring band with Curtis Stigers we decided to create this album of our own music. It’s an experiment that we think turned out even better than we hoped. We even had Curtis come and sing a tune with us – the one standard on the CD.
Matthew Fries – piano
Phil Palombi – bass
Keith Hall– drums
Curtis Stigers– vocals
Music On This Album
Cross Country (Fries)
My Family (Palombi)
A Point In Time (Palombi)
Good Night Charlie Brown (Fries)
Gotta Give It Up (Hall)
Kiri Kiri (Hall)
Hillary Step (Fries)
You Go To My Head (Coots/Gillespi – with Curtis Stigers)
This album is dedicated to the memory of the great pianist, James Williams.
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"There is an almost tangible sense of solidarity among these three, and the perpetual forward thrust of the music—ever swinging, ever groovy—conveys this shared purpose and their flawless intercommunication... An outstanding album and hopefully the first of many from this outfit. ..."
“These cats can PLAY and swing while they do it. Check out their self-titled CD, you’ll be glad you did.”
"Influenced by the trio masters before them, TRI-FI builds on the tradition, infuses creative writing, fresh arranging and complimentary playing to offer us music that has to be reckoned with. These guys take on the Jazz Trio challenge and deliver a “knock out” punch...."