POSTED: April 13, 2014

4-Star Review from Downbeat Magazine

DownbeatJohn Ephland at Downbeat gave TRI-FI’s new album Staring into the Sun a very nice 4-star review in the April 2014 issue!

“Tri-Fi’s newest collection of originals is the best example yet of their intimate group interplay… 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”

Read the full review on the TRI-FI Website.

POSTED: January 4, 2014

TRI-FI: Staring into the Sun

Staring into the SunLook for new music from my trio very soon. The newest TRI-FI recording will be released worldwide on February 25th, 2014. It’s an album of all-original music and it marks our 10th anniversary playing, composing and recording as TRI-FI. I’m really excited about this one and hope you’ll give it a listen!

Open Water

Hop on over to the TRI-FI website for more information.

POSTED: August 6, 2013

Mulgrew Miller Birthday Celebration

Mulgrew MillerTuesday, 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.

POSTED: November 12, 2011

TRI-FI 3

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.