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The word fusion was created for bands like the Odd Trio. Brian Smith, Marc Gilley and Todd Mueller are classically trained musicians who slip easily between a wide range of genres, subverting each genre’s stylistic cues and range of expression for a higher purpose. The members of the Odd Trio have honed a very close improvisatory musical language and are always looking to the future though keenly aware of tradition. ​ Based in Athens, GA, indie rock’s hometown, the Odd Trio are devoted to original music and to working as a band. Longtime friends who met at the University of Georgia, the Odd Trio is a true trio who’s focus is an equal membership in, and ownership of, the music. This release, Birth of the Minotaur, features compositions by all three members. ​ Guitarist Brian Smith uses an array of effects and a beautiful custom made guitar to create intricate textures and moods ranging from atmospheric avant-garde to thumping funk and everything in between. Saxophonist Marc Gilley brings a melodic sensibility and a range of timbres on the Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone saxophones. Todd Mueller’s battery of drum-set and percussion creates a wide variety of sounds, effects, rhythms, and an inner-mounting energy. ​ Rhythm and improvisation are the key elements of the Odd Trio sound. Working in mixed meters, multi-meters, ?-meters, the pulse leads ever forward. ​ The individual members of the trio all have a wide range of eclectic musical experiences to draw on, which directly inform the Odd Trio

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Birth of The Minotaur

Self Produced
2013

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Perseus (5-7-8)

From: Birth of The Minotaur
By The Odd Trio

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