Really, it’s been T-E-N years already? It’s hard to believe that my co-op lead trio of friends has been playing, touring, and recording for ten years. Some of you may know about Tri-Fi already, but let me give a quick little backstory for the people that do not.
Once upon a time in the land of New York City, there was a bass player named Phil Palombi. One day, Phil met a drummer named Keith Hall at a jam session. They were very happy to play together and were often called upon to team up in a rhythm section. Years later, Phil met a brilliant young pianist named Matthew Fries. The chemistry was there from the beginning.
Unbeknownst to Phil, Matthew and Keith were already very good friends who were at the time backing a vocalist named Curtis Stigers. When the bass chair opened up in Curtis’ band, both Keith and Matthew (without talking about it) independently recommended the young Phil Palombi for the gig. Their journey as a trio was underway! Performing over 100 gigs a year backing Curtis really brought them together as a trio, so much so that they decided it was high time to record their own music under their own name. Yep, you guessed it- Tri-Fi was born!