The members of the Atmos Trio (Featuring Rob Michael on Guitars, Drew Waters on Basses and Joe Shotwell on Drums and Percussion) are all extremely well- rounded musicians. Having been hiring their services out to other musical projects in every conceivable musical styles for years, it wasn't until 2004 that the Trio decided to pursue their own muse.
Each member brings their own world of influences and spirit. These three musos, having spent so much of their energy lending their talents to countless projects for other people, began to ask the question: “What would happen if we just play the music that we want to play?” This simple idea put into motion a series of events that culminated into this set of tunes, which, in part, represent the musical answer.
The Atmos Trio is a group of seasoned studio-grade musicians. Given the
caliber of this type of player,
it’s no surprise that the execution of the music (on “Atmos Trio”) is polished
to a high sheen, and
they’re technically impeccable.---Cadence Magazine
Atmos Trio launches upon a jazz album that belittles no one (unlike many
neo-jazz albums these days)
and instead concentrates on inviting the listener inward. As if somehow able
to whisper inside our ear,
Atmos Trio swears up and down about how relaxing the trip will be. And
they're right. ---Smother
Big variety, live instruments but staying true to the essence of that is jazz...
Atmos Trio's playing is as
professional as any other big name jazz players out there
Willing to teach