Tri-Fi Tri-Fi

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.”

Tri-Fi's style has been compared to the music of the Bill Evans Trio, the Oscar Peterson Trio, and modern piano trios of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea - these are all major influences to the band.

Tri-Fi were praised on their self-titled debut album for “the perpetual forward thrust of the music... and their flawless intercommunication” by All About Jazz, and described as infusing “creative writing, fresh arranging and complimentary playing to offer us music that has to be reckoned with” by JazzReview.com.

On their 2007 release, Postcards, the three musicians again share compositional duties and the resulting music on this CD of entirely original material ranges widely in style and influence

Read more

Tags

Album Review
Read more articles
”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

Albums

Album Staring into the Sun by Tri-Fi

Staring into the Sun

Self Produced
2014

buy
Album A Tri-Fi Christmas by Tri-Fi

A Tri-Fi Christmas

Self Produced
2011

buy
Album Postcards by Tri-Fi

Postcards

Self Produced
2007

buy
Album Tri-Fi by Tri-Fi

Tri-Fi

CAP
2005

buy

Watch

Similar

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.