FRENCH FUSION: THE CROSS-OVER JAZZ OF CLAUDE BOLLING
In their third album, the Saint Michael Trio are joined by David Rokeach (drums) and Pat Klobas (bass) for a romp through the fusion jazz of French legend Claude Bolling. “It’s a frenchified style of California cooking that’s fabulous,” enthuses Jazz great David Benoit in the liner notes.
“It’s lyricism and verve delivered by a boy band that has become the musical embodiment of Silicon Valley.”
“The Saint Michael Trio has brought a wonderful new dimension to my music.” Claude Bolling
WARNING: MAY CAUSE MOOD SWINGS
In their second album Saint Mike messes with your moods, alternating spunky, witty repertoire with music that is poignant or plaintive.
“This is music that grabs you by the throat,” writes Montalvo’s Angela McConnell in the liner notes. “Saint Mike will make you laugh, and then do something so deep or profound it will have you staring into the distance, shaking off shivers.”
“This is not your regular trio.” Audiophile
“These guys are good. Very good.” Fanfare Magazine
Saint Mike’s debut album is a tour de force of the classical repertoire–Mendelssohn, Brahms, Debussy and more.
“There’s a new sound coming out of Silicon Valley,” writes San Jose Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro. “Call them Silicon Valley’s hot new sensation–if these guys were a company I’d buy stock.”
“This new trio is a top-flight professional ensemble, with playing that is equal to–and in some cases surpasses–the celebrated piano trio ensembles.” Fanfare Magazine