Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Modern Jazz, Funk, Groove and Rock & Roll Are Merged in (718)'s Debut album SPUTNIK

(718), a New York City based electric trio that plays a blending of modern jazz, funk and rock, have their first CD Sputnik ready for release on March 8, 2014.

(718) is comprised of Phil Palombi who plays the electric bass, Matthew Fries on the Fender Rhodes with Eric Halvorson rounding out the trio on drums. They describe themselves as playing "original alternate groove music."  The members of this unique trio have played with various musicians and bands including the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Michael and Randy Brecker, Pinetop Perkins James Moody, Maynard Ferguson and others.

Their debut album Sputnik features nine tunes seven of which were written by band members Phil Palombi and Matthew Fries. George Harrison's classic Something and Christian Howes' Song for my Daughter fill out the rest.

They will be celebrating the release of Sputnik at the Blue Note in New York City as part of the Late Night Groove Series on March 8, 2014.

(718) play their tune Sputnik!

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