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The Bob Szajner TRIAD II

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Born: September 12, 1938    Primary Instrument: Piano

The Bob Szajner TRIAD II

Bob Szajner was born on September 12, 1938, he grew up listening to talented relatives playing various instruments. His mother taught him the basics of music and how to play piano at a very early age. In 1948, he won first prize in the Frankie Carle Piano Contest. This entitled him to one weeks performance at the Fox Theater in Detroit. He was one of the opening acts on the bill (a vaudeville theme) for Billie Holiday along with a comedian and an acrobatic duo. He enjoyed listening to her (Billie Holidays) style of music and accompaniment for her. This was the beginning of his quest for his own personal style....
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Awards:

Issued by Cadence Jazz Records (NY) in --- "THE CADENCE HISTORICAL SERIES" which "designates recordings that have historical as well as artistic significance and have previously never been commercially available."
CRITICAL REVIEWS

”neither tediously pretentious nor tediously simplistic... compositions follow suit--simple, melodic, catchy......” John H. Wilson / Hi Fidelity Magazine

*** (3 stars) Downbeat Magazine

“excellent set of originals, which touch on blues, post-bop, gospel, and jazz-funk......” Black Radio Exclusive / Highly Recommended

“rates top billing for its unique approach and results......” Chris Columbi JR. / Plain Dealer Cleveland, Ohio

“like painting ...with water colours...you've got to be good and right the first and only time......” Bob Bowers / CKLW Canada

“most enjoyable...smooth but not slick...lyrical and happy......” Jack Cole / CING Burlington, Ontario Canada

“...without retakes...inspirational...to conceptualize the challenge and integrity involved in subscribing to the strict ground rules.......” Dr. Herb Wong / KJAZ Almeda,California U.S.A.


1)Jazz Opus 20/40
SSH77002
RMS Records
2007
Bob Szajner: Piano
Roy Brooks: Drums
Ray McKinney: Bass
2)Sound Ideas
SSH77003
RMS Records
2007
Bob Szajner: Piano
Roy Brooks: Drums
Ray McKinney: Bass
3)Afterthoughts
SSH77004
RMS Records
2007
Bob Szajner: Piano
Roy Brooks: Drums
Ray McKinney: Bass
4)"the best of TRIAD"
CD07TA8081
RMS007 Records
2007
Bob Szajner: Piano
Roy Brooks: Drums
Ray McKinney: Bass
5)"the lost tapes"
CD07TA8104
RMS007 Records
2007
Bob Szajner: Piano
Frank Isola: Drums
Ed Pickens: Bass
6)"center\\\cuts"
CD07TA8106
RMS007 Records
2007
Bob Szajner: Piano
Frank Isola & Mike Gutierrez: Drums
Ed Pickens: Bass
7)"loose ends"
CD07TA8108
RMS007 Records
2007
Bob Szajner: Piano
Roy Brooks, Frank Isola, & Mike Gutierrez: Drums
Ray McKinney & Ed Pickens: Bass
8)"Live At The Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival 1981"
CJR1215
Cadence Jazz Records
2008
Bob Szajner: Piano
Frank Isola: Drums
Ed Pickens: Bass

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