We’ve been hard at work with TRI-FI working on a brand new album of all original music. We recorded back in May and are currently running a Kickstarter drive to raise the funds to finish the project and release it by early 2014 – that will be the 10th anniversary of our first gigs and recordings as a trio.
Check out the project on Kickstarter: 10 Year Anniversary CD by TRI-FI: Staring into the Sun
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – 7:00pm & 9:30pm
I’ve been invited to be a part of a celebration of Mulgrew Miller’s music at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – part of Jazz at Lincoln Center here in NYC. It’s being held on what would have been Mulgrew’s 58th birthday and will feature some pretty great musicians.
Pianists: Kenny Barron, Johnny O’Neal, Cedar Walton, Anthony Wonsey, Sullivan Fortner, Chris Pattishall, and Matthew Fries
Band: Steve Wilson, saxophone; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Steve Nelson, vibraphone; Richie Goods, bass; and Rodney Green, drums
Mulgrew’s sudden passing due to a stroke he suffered back in May is heartbreaking to say the least. He was a beautiful gentle-giant of a man and a unparalleled voice on his instrument. JALC expressed the motivation behind this concert very beautifully on their website:
…we believe that “because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism,” and saddened as we are by the loss of Mulgrew Miller, we intend to honor him as he lived – in the joyful spirit of jazz, with great positivity, companionship, and musicality.
I’m so flattered to be a part of this celebration of my friend and mentor. Make a joyful noise.
This is my 3rd CD of original music with the collaborative trio, TRI-FI (hence the creative title). I’m really excited about the music and the recording quality on this one. I hope you’ll check it out!
We recorded at a great studio in NYC, and this new album is made up of entirely original compositions. It’s recorded with obsessive attention to sound quality and we all think it’s our best outing to date – and we hope you enjoy it! Give it a listen.