Over the past decade, Chris Brubeck (on bass, trombone, and piano), guitarist Joel Brown, and multi-instrumentalist Peter Madcat Ruth have honed a vast and vivid repertoire encompassing Delta blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves, jazz gems, and incisive originals. With all three contributing vocals, Triple Play delivers an epic sojourn through American music unlike any other band on the scene.
Their new CD, Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center, features two Triple Play patriarchs as special guests: piano legend Dave Brubeck and gifted jazz player Frank Brown on clarinet. Recorded in June 2011 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, the disc will be released on Blue Forest Records February 7.
The trio, Chris Brubeck (Bass, Trombone, Piano & Vocals), Joel Brown (Guitar & Vocals), and PeterMadcat Ruth, (Harmonica & Vocals) all come from diverse musical backgrounds, yet all of them are experts in cross-pollinating several diverse forms, including blues, rock, folk, and occasionally a bit of jazz. - [All Music Guide]
"Triple Play was rollicking good fun… led by bassist, trombonist and pianist Chris Brubeck, the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - Los Angeles Times