...an exceptional, dynamic rhythm section...adding tension and drama to the entire album.
Triocity is the collective trio of drummer Rich Thompson, bassist Jeff Campbell and multi-woodwind player Charles Pillow, all longtime faculty members of the acclaimed Eastman School of Music and partners in numerous musical projects over the years. Along with Pillow's use of clarinet and flute, the sonic qualities and harmonic opportunities afforded the non-chordal ensemble creates an intimate, conversational recording of this collection of jazz, bebop, and tin pan alley classics. "Pillow eschews the virtuoso trap achieving instead an uncanny knack of evoking the exact right setting, tone, and voice for each of his horns." - Amazon.
1 I Believe in You 5:45 Frank Loesser
2 Invitation 6:08 Bronislau Kaper
3 Trinkle, Tinkle 4:29 Thelonius Monk
4 Quasimodo 4:56 Charlie Parker
5 Just in Time 4:05 Julie Styne
6 Skylark 4:47 Hoagy Carmichael
7 There Will Never Be Another You 5:00 Harry Warren
8 Slow Hot Wind 5:14 Henry Mancini
9 Donna Lee 2:22 Miles Davis
10 Cherokee 4:01 Ray Noble
Produced by Charles Pillow & Rich Thompson
Recorded & Mixed by Lou Chitty at the Eastman
School of Music, rochester, ny, June 2016
Mastered by John Nyerges, rochester, NY
Photographs by Nadine Sherman
Artwork courtesy of t30 gallery
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
When do chestnuts not sound like chestnuts? When this trio of educators gets their hands on them and twists and turns them into sounds like you never heard before. Long time faculty members of Eastman School of Music, this doesn't sound like anything you ever heard on a Chuck Mangione record, even when he was leaning left in his Mercury days. Th ...
All About Jazz (Dan Bilawsky)
4-STARS Here's a formula we've all seen before: take three musicians and let them loose on a program of standards and Great American Songbook chestnuts. It sounds all too simple and pedestrian, right? Guess again. When you're talking about the combined creative forces of multi-reedist Charles Pillow, bassist Jeff Campbell, and drummer Rich Thompso ...
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Rick's Pick Jazz combos without chordal instruments are usually a tough sell for me, but since Jeff Campbell has long been one of my favorite bass players I decided to give this one a spin - and I'm very glad I did. The group consists of Campbell, saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist Charles Pillow, and drummer Rich Thompson, and on this album they pla ...