Tribute Trio CDs
"Dedications" Volume II
The outcome of two years of concert performances and a sequel to the historically focused
straight-ahead swinging tunes of Volume I, the new CD is perhaps more forward-looking in its theme of tributing the ideas of jazz. The original compositions
are by each of the trio members, some in collaboration. They reflect both the further gelling of the trio in their dynamics and the
conceptual growth of the group. Songs such as "Not So Easy" and "Horace-Play" have clear ties to styles heard in the music of Bobby Timmons
and Horace Silver, but "Time" is a tribute to the flow in the changes of the great song, "Just In Time." There is a worldly
jazz concept in "A Time for Parting". Volume II accurately displays the Tribute Trio musicians' personal compositional styles,
while still incorporating learnings from the legends. The range includes swing, ballads and some unique odd-meter tunes.
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"Dedications" Volume I
"BEST JAZZ CD" 2012 NEW MEXICO MUSIC AWARDS
The original compositions in this Tribute Trio debut CD were inspired by the melodies, styles, rhythms,
and arrangements of some of the 11 composers tributed in the 2010-2011 concert series. Pianist and prolific
composer John Rangel dedicates compositions to Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and
Bill Evans. Bassist Michael Glynn composed two pieces dedicated to Lennie Tristano. The composer notes inside
the CD jacket give insight into the connection between the tributed composer and the inspired composition. The music
showcases the depth of individual musicianship and extraordinary combined dynamics of the trio gained from a solid
year of delving into and performing concerts of complex works by jazz pianist/composer legends.
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SOME BACKGROUND ABOUT THE TRIBUTE TRIO, for new discoverers ...
In 2010, the Tribute Trio committed to keeping alive the scope of compositions by
legendary jazz pianist composers. The trio musicians are pianist John Rangel,
bassist Michael Glynn and drummer Cal Haines.
Over the span of a year, the trio’s reputation grew from appreciative regional audiences. The project
advanced each trio musician personally and professionally. The program notes provided at the
concerts reflected the musicians’ interest in educating about the history of jazz as
well as sharing perspectives from the point-of-view of playing the range of each composer's works.
There was extensive media interest and coverage, and the trio has performed tributes to more legendary
composers, as well as concerts of their own original pieces.