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trio \ DEF performs and composes contemporary jazz that reflects a broad range of influences from free improvisation to more composed forms, from atmospheric soundscapes to more earthy expressions. A compelling, original ensemble sound rooted in late-sixties/early-seventies experimentation fused with European-style texturalism. ​​Formed in 2012, trio \ DEF has showcased at university concerts, masterclasses, live radio/internet “simulcasts" & jazz festivals. Featuring musicians born & raised in Canada’s national capital, the busy player/educators have just released their debut recording (Drouin/Eagles/Froman) on the TetraArtist imprint

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Take Five with Wayne Eagles of trio \ DEF

Read "Take Five with Wayne Eagles of trio \ DEF" reviewed by Wayne Eagles

Meet Wayne Eagles: Wayne Eagles is Canadian guitarist/educator known for his unique guitar style, which incorporates diverse influences from textural soundscapes and free jazz to old school fusion and progressive rock. Wayne has played live and in the studio with a long list of local and internationally known musicians including Adam Nussbaum, Ken Rosser, ...

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Trio DEF: Trio DEF

Read "Trio DEF" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Based in Canada, with members resident in Ottawa, Montreal and New York City, Trio DEF overcomes logistical hurdles to create some mighty fine guitar trio jazz and jazz-rock on their eponymous debut. Bassist Marc-Andre Drouin, a completely unfamiliar name to me, plays the plugged-in variant with the elasticity and warmth of an acoustic bassist. He is ...

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Trio \ Def (Drouin/Eagles/Froman) Release Debut Album

Trio \ Def (Drouin/Eagles/Froman) Release Debut Album

Groove-laden tracks, textural scenarios, and multi-hued passages are all front and center on (Drouin/Eagles/Froman)—the debut album from trio \ DEF. The cooperative threesome of bassist Marc-Andre Drouin, guitarist Wayne Eagles, and drummer Ian Froman digs deep, delivering music that’s alternately menacing and disarming, barbed and beautiful, and patient and restless. High-octane jams, earthy encounters, and airy ...


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