Sunday, December 5, 2010
"neither tediously pretentious nor tediously simplistic...
compositions follow suit--simple, melodic, catchy......"
JOHN H. WILSON HI FIDELITY MAGAZINE
*** (3 stars) DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
"excellent set of originals, which touch on blues, post-bop,
gospel, and jazz-funk......"
BLACK RADIO EXCLUSIVE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
"rates top billing for its unique approach and results......"
CHRIS COLUMBI JR. PLAIN DEALER
"like painting ...with water colours...you've got to be good
and right the first and only time......"
BOB BOWERS CKLW Canada
"most enjoyable...smooth but not slick...lyrical and happy......"
JACK COLE CING Burlington, Ontario Canada
"...without retakes...inspirational...to conceptualize the
challenge and integrity involved in subscribing to the strict
ground rules......."DR. HERB WONG KJAZ Almeda,California U.S.A.
TRIAD GROUP REFERENCE
There are three " The Bob Szajner Triad " groups.
#1) "The Bob Szajner Triad I" that features the following:
Bob Szajner piano, Ray McKinney bass, Roy Brooks drums
#2) "The Bob Szajner Triad II" that features the following:
Bob Szajner piano, Ed Pickens bass, Frank Isola drums
#3) "The Bob Szajner Triad III" that features the following:
Bob Szajner piano, Ed Pickens bass, Mike Gutierrez drums
The three albums currently in distribution are titled
#1) "the best of TRIAD" featuring TRIAD #1, followed by
#2) "the lost tapes" featuring TRIAD #2, released with
#3) "center\\\cuts" featuring TRIAD #2 & TRIAD #3-------
(the first five tracks are TRIAD #2, the last five TRIAD #3)
THE TRIAD CONCEPT
Nearly 30 years ago, on the piano man's 18Th wedding anniversary, a unique situation
was being developed. Three well-versed jazz musicians congregated at a ranch house
basement recording studio on Beatrice Street in Livonia Michigan to document all of the
piano man's original tunes (all at that time) by performing them without rehearsals, without
second takes, without any audio enhancements, and improvising solos based on the
feelings created in the moment.
With the exception of the piano man/composer (Bob Szajner) neither the bass man
(Ray McKinney), nor the drummer (Roy Brooks), ever saw or heard the compositions before.