Sunday, January 17th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Lost Trio
It was a beautiful occasion, and now the Lost Trio is returning the favor. You should be here for this!
Greenlief is one of the top avant garde sax players of our era, totally rooted in the swinging jazz tradition. The other players? Top notch jazzmen all, each with an individual sensibility that will afford you plenty of delight. Why would you want to stay home? The opportunities you have at Bird & Beckett to hear truly exceptional music are not to be passed up. Week in and week out, we have the best jazz series in the region. The musicians love to play for you here. Come find out for yourself why that is!
Regarding The Lost Trio:
The Lost Trio was formed in 1994 by Phillip Greenlief, Dan Seamans & Tom Hassett and stepped into existence with a steady every Thursday night gig at The Rose Pistola in San Francisco’s North Beach district. This residency was followed by four year stint on Sundays at Cato’s Ale House in Oakland. The Lost Trio has a history of touring that has focused on venues up and down the west coast, where they have also enjoyed many live radio appearances and in-store performances. The groups’ repertoire began with a program of mainly standards by Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and others before veering into other sources. Since then, the group has fashioned a very unique collection of over 600 songs that range from composers as diverse as Hank Williams, Nino Rota, Steve Lacy, Carla Bley, Billy Stranhorn, Mel Tillis, The Grateful Dead, and PJ Harvey; not to mention numerous original compositions by Lost Trio members Phillip Greenlief and Dan Seamans.
The Lost Trio recorded its first CD, REMEMBRANCE OF SONGS PAST, in 1994 and the disc was released in 1995, earning a “Pick of the Month” (December 1995) in All About Jazz Magazine while also receiving glowing reviews from numerous other publications.
The Lost Trio’s second recording is the two release set, LIVE AT AVALON & THE GRAVES, with guest guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman). “Live at Avalon & The Graves” was listed #1 Jazz Recording of 2000 by the San Jose Mercury News, and was listed on two other Top 10 Recordings lists in the East Bay Express and the San Francisco Chronicle. Disc 1 was recorded at the Morris Graves Museum of Art (Friday night) and Disc 2 was recorded at Avalon in Eureka, CA (Saturday night). Beverley Wolfe produced the recordings for both sessions and is owner at Avalon, home of some one of the finest dining experiences on the north coast.
The group’s 3rd recording, BOXCAR SAMOVAR (2004) continued to feature the trio’s nearly-surreal repertoire, careening recklessly from Hank Williams, Billy Strayhorn and Radiohead to the Grateful Dead, Thelonious Monk, and Carla Bley. The group’s live set at that time included works by film composers Nino Rota, Angelo Badalamente and Giovanni Fusco.
Bassist Dan Seamans was the driving force behind PLAYS THE SOLID GOLD HITS (2007), arranging many of the off the beaten track repertoire from popular composers. Tunes by The Beatles, Bjork, Beck, Black Sabbath, The Band, and Juana Molina populate the microgrooves and offer imaginative recreations with the band’s stripped down sound.
MYSTERIOUS TOBOGGAN (2011) returns with the kind of repertoire and “loose-limbed” feeling the band is known for, along with three new compositions by Greenlief and Seamans.
The Lost Trio celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2014 with the release of KNOWMONK, which features a new approach to the presentation of compositions by Thelonious Monk. The trio’s 5th CD on Evander Music is already receiving airplay and making its way into the hands of the national press.
Convinced? Then come on down to the shop this Sunday afternoon. AND Phillip has a new haircut! Does it get any better?
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