Affinity Trio – Hindsight

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Hindsight is the recording debut of Affinity Trio, an exciting straight-ahead jazz trio comprised of trumpeter Eric Jacobson, pianist Pamela York, and bassist Clay Schaub.

“Individually leading busy and varied artistic lives in Chicago and throughout the Midwest, trumpeter Eric Jacobson, pianist Pamela York and bassist Clay Schaub have gathered weekly for their Monday night residency at Milwaukee’s Mason Street Grill since 2021. There they allow the ideas and inspirations gleaned through the week to take musical form in an intimate setting, unfurling arrangements on standards from the American Songbook, Latin jazz, bebop, or through their own compositions. Their debut recording captures their comfortable simpatico as their originals seamlessly interweave with an animated “Tin Tin Deo,” a luxuriously slow reading of “Theme for Ernie,” their up-tempo take on “The End of a Love Affair,” and arrangements of lesser-known tunes by Charlie Parker and Cedar Walton.” – Origin Records.

“…like Lester Young, Bill Evans, and other of the more lyrical players, Pamela York plays each melody with a singer’s grace and vibrancy.” L.A. Jazz Scene.

“Jacobson, York, and Schaub are masters of sound, touch and feel. This outing showcases them in a drumless trio format which allows for all three of their gorgeous sounds to be heard with clarity. It’s a swinging record that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” – Dan Nimmer, pianist with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis

Track Listing:
1 Open Windows 4:57 (Jacobson)
2 Fitzroy 5:31 (Schaub)
3 Tin Tin Deo 5:03 (G. Fuller & C. Pozo)
4 Blues for Change 6:26 (York)
5 Theme for Ernie 5:14 (Fred Lacey)
6 The End of a Love Affair 4:02 (Edward Redding)
7 Bongo Beep 4:45 (Charlie Parker)
8 Parisian Poet 4:49 (York)
9 Hindsight 4:36 (Cedar Walton)
10 Segment 4:39 (C. Parker)

Eric Jacobson – trumpet
Pamela York – piano
Clay Schaub – bass


Label: Origin Records – ORIGIN 82882
Format: CD, Album, Stereo
Country: US
Released: 2023
Recorded: September 14, 2022