Blue Cranes is sharing the bill with The Lost Trio from the Bay Area (Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone, Dan Seamans – bass, Tom Hassett – drums), who have been playing music together FOR OVER 30 YEARS. They are touring a new album, which delves into the music of Thelonious Monk.
The Lost Trio was formed in 1994 by Phillip Greenlief, Dan Seamans & Tom Hassett and stepped into existence with a steady every Thursday night gig at The Rose Pistola in San Francisco’s North Beach district. This residency was followed by four year stint on Sundays at Cato’s Ale House in Oakland. The Lost Trio has a history of touring that has focused on venues up and down the west coast, where they have also enjoyed many live radio appearances and in-store performances. The groups’ repertoire began with a program of mainly standards by Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and others before veering into other sources. Since then, the group has fashioned a very unique collection of over 600 songs that range from composers as diverse as Hank Williams, Nino Rota, Steve Lacy, Carla Bley, Billy Stranhorn, Mel Tillis, The Grateful Dead, and PJ Harvey; not to mention numerous original compositions by Lost Trio members Phillip Greenlief and Dan Seamans.
“The Lost Trio is a loose-limbed band marked by an off-the-cuff poetic sensibility, full of earthy humor and soaring lyricism.”
-Andrew Gilbert – San Francisco Chronicle
“In full possession of the concept of interplay, the members of The Lost Trio have equal weight in the construction of the music and contribute balanced possibilities through the extension of their own rich musical dowries.”
– Altrisuoni (Naples, Italy)