Release date: August 28, 2014 (NINJAZZ 1401)
“Drift”, the new album from the critically acclaimed Toby Koenigsberg Trio, pays homage to the late indy-rock icon Elliott Smith. Three unique arrangements of Smith’s music share the stage with three originals inspired by Smith’s uncanny gift for melody and beautiful harmonies. The members of the trio are dedicated followers of Smith’s music, as well as being immersed in the modern jazz scene. Like Smith, all three hail from the state of Oregon. A beautiful and simple statement, this album can be loved by anyone, and has endless intrigue and surprise for the jazzophile. Drift is an album of sublime and transcendent music.
Toby Koenigsberg (piano)
Tyler Abbott (bass) tracks 1-4, 6
Tommy Sciple (bass) track 5
Jason Palmer (drums, toys)
1. Alphabet Town (Elliott Smith)
2. Satellite (Elliott Smith)
3. Song for Aki (Koenigsberg)
4. The Rain Before It Falls (Tim Willcox)
5. Improvisation (Koenigsberg, Sciple, Palmer)
6. Strung Out Again (Elliott Smith)
Recorded by Lance Miller (tracks 1-5) and Randy Porter (track 6).
Mixed and Mastered by Nick Moon at Tone Proper Mastering.
Cover art and design by Toby Koenigsberg.
Personal Website: www.tobykoenigsberg.com