Great saxophonist from New York, Tony Malaby (Tony has played with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Ensemblen, Paul Motian’s Electric Be Bop Band, and many others.
Anthony Cox, Bass. now a Minneapolis resident, formerly a New York resident, played with Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Joe Lovano and Dewey Redman.
J T Bates, Drums. JT Bates, member of Fat Kid Wednesdays and curator of longstanding Twin Cities series Jazz Implosion, now in its 18th year. Has performed with Craig Taborn, Jenny Lewis, Phil Cook, and John Medeski as well as being a member of Alpha Consumer, Chris Bates Red 5, and his B3 Organ trio “Grain”.
The trio embarks on their first tour together, playing compositions from all three, as well as improvisations and a scattered standard here or there. They will head to the studio after the tour to make a record for release in 2018