I have a few very exciting things to tell you about involving two very special projects that I am extremely proud of. These projects showcase two distinct yet interconnected sides of my playing– the acoustic trio Tri-Fi and the electric trio (718).
February 25th is the official release date for Tri-Fis’ 5th studio recording entitled Staring into the Sun. If you’re not familiar with us, please swing by our website at www.tri-fi.com or our youtube page at www.youtube.com/trifijazz. I have a few more videos posted to my personal YouTube page as well (www.youtube.com/bassphil). We’ve been together for 10 years now, and I think that this is our best recording to date. Since you are a subscriber to my mailing list, I’m assuming that you enjoy my playing. Well, I feel like this is the trio that that best showcases what I can do on the bass. Matthew Fries and Keith Hall pull the best out of me.
February 25th is the release date for Staring into the Sun, and our East coast CD release parties are happening at a few places in March– March 9th at the Deer Head Inn in the Del Water Gap, March 10th at Smalls in NYC, and March 11th at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philly. If you’re in neighborhood, swing by and say hi. If you’re outside of New York, you can watch us perform live streaming online at the Smalls’ website on Monday March 10th for only a few dollars!
Then there is that other side of me– the electric bass. I played the electric bass years before I ever picked up an acoustic bass, and I finally have a project that I feel showcases my electric playing. We call ourselves (718), as in the area code for the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. We will be releasing our debut recording Saturday night March 8th, at the legendary Blue Note in NYC as part of their Late Night Groove series. When they say “late night”, they mean it! We’re playing one 90 minute set that starts at 12:30am Saturday night. Yeah, that’s right. It’s still the city that never sleeps!
Where and When?
March 10th – Smalls, Manhattan, NY
March 11th – Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
May – Denmark! Details TBA