Matthew Fries, Phil Palombi and Keith Hall were brought together as the backing trio for jazz vocalist, Curtis Stigers, and toured extensively building up a level of musical communication that has become rare in the jazz world. With Tri-Fi they step into the spotlight and build on this musical chemistry with original compositions, new arrangements, and a vibrant swing in the tradition of the classic jazz piano trio. The result has been rave reviews.
There is a big difference between a 'band' and musicians who just work together occasionally, explains Hall. Because we spend so much time together, there is a freedom that is expressed in our music. We always have lots of fun.
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Tri-Fi is a winner!
- Ed Thigpen
The trio are as smooth and sleek as you could ask, but when grit and grease and a little R&B are required, the musicians are never at a loss.
- Clive Davis - The London Times
“TRI-FI has a sound everybody can root for!”
- Bill Wood, Kalamazoo Gazette
“This trio snaps and crackles like a fireplace full of well-seasoned Yule logs...”
- Neil Tesser, Chicago Jazz Music Examiner