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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

Staring into the Sun

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Open Water; Circle Dance; Cielo; Clockwork; Airstream; The Night Watch; Staring Into The Sun; Song For Butterfly; Josie Bebop; Compassion.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Adam Smale: Out of the Blue

Read "Out of the Blue" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Out of the Blue is the U.S. debut album by Canadian-born guitarist Adam Smale, but Smale hasn't come out of nowhere. In 2000, he released the album Fun City in his home country and received plenty of airplay and critical acclaim and in 2009 he moved to New York and since then he has become a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tri-Fi: Staring into the Sun

Read "Staring into the Sun" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich

With their impressive new release, Staring into the Sun, Tri-Fi defies the odds and provides a sound argument that a piano trio can indeed be a “band" in the truest sense of the word. In most cases, albums that are released by musicians marketing themselves as a jazz “band" are merely vehicles to provide a framework ...

A Tri-Fi Christmas

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Frosty The Snowman; O Holy Night; Carol Of The Bells; Joy To The World; Let It Snow; We Three Kings; In The Bleak Midwinter; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; what Child Is This?; I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day; Go Tell It On The Mountain; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tri-Fi: A Tri-Fi Christmas

Read "A Tri-Fi Christmas" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Every Christmas there are volunteers sent to save us from the wrath of Burl Ives. They are called jazz musicians. Everyone loves a bit of schmaltzy music a few days before the holidays, but the only problem these days is that the holiday begins right after Halloween. Sixty days of grandma getting run over by a ...

Postcards

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: The Pumpkin; Postcards From Abroad; Wisdom...1st things 1st; Creative Force; Hatteras Reflection; Copenhagen; Orchid; Grace; Penna Creek; The Heathrow Shuffle.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tri-Fi: Postcards

Read "Postcards" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Refreshingly radiant, the second release by the piano trio known as Tri-Fi is a hopeful session of original music. The trio of pianist Matthew Fries, drummer Keith Hall and bassist Phil Palombi was originally formed as the rhythm section for vocalist Curtis Stigers, but they have gone on to tour and record together as a working ...

Tri-Fi

Label: CAP
Released: 2005
Track listing: Cross Country; My Family; A Point in Time; Good Night Charlie Brown; Gotta Give It Up; James; LaFaro; Kiri Kiri; Hillary Step; Breakthrough; You Go to My Head; Lullaby of the Leaves (web-only bonus track available with purchase of the CD).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tri-Fi: Tri-Fi

Read "Tri-Fi" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli

Tri-Fi comprises pianist Matthew Fries, drummer Keith Hall, and bassist Phil Palombi. The trio itself is relatively new, this eponymous disc marking its first recording as such; yet Fries, Hall, and Palombi have been playing together for years and working up a considerable rapport as the backing band for Curtis Stigers, who, incidentally, contributes guest vocals ...


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