Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
The Sea Trio are a 3-piece electronic/ clarinet band from Philadelphia, PA. The band formed onstage in Fall 2006 and has since played regularly in Philly and New York, often with guest horn players from the Sun Ra Arkestra. They have opened twice for Black Moth Super Rainbow, and played at the 2008 Kimmel Center for Performing Arts Summer Solstice Festival on the late night stage.
Ephraim Asili (electronic beats), Andy Schwartz (keys) formed the band with a shared taste for early-70s electric Miles Davis albums & meditative jazz(Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane etc.) The music now combines a sound with elements of ambient electronic, and free jazz with an emphasis on the music being raw and live, with every show being almost completely improvised. In one set the music can go from minimalist electronic beats to intense washes of rhythm and sound. The SEA Trio now also includes Jennie Portney on effects processed clarinet!!