The Steve Elmer Trio
Jazz Life - Live @ Cleopatra's Needle, NYC
Simply a snappy set of solid playing and smart originals that
seem to have been designed purely to make you feel good.
They hit the mark with room to spare.
Midwest Record, October 2010
The newest CD by Steve Elmer and his regular trio. This
marks the third CD by this trio. Elmer's elegant, experienced
piano, indeed a textbook of straight ahead piano, Shingo
Okudiara's drums, a great balance of delicacy and boldness
and Hide Tanaka's sticky groove pulls the trio together. The
chemistry between the members produce a sense of
flexibility and freedom, only possible from a regular trio.
Truly, a New York Style orthodox piano trio. (Translated
Ventu Azul Diary, October 2010
The Steve Elmer Trio / Fire Down Below
Steve Elmer was originally a drummer