Bob Frye Fusion Band
The Trio is a keyboard-led group playing original post-fusion jazz. Inspired by the jazz fusion pioneers of the 70's, but with a 21st century perspective. Whether improvs, or tightly arranged charts, we groove, swing, and will entertain any audience. Bob also appears as a solo performer.
As founder of the San Diego jazz-fusion group "Purl," Bob appeared in concert with Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour, Airto & Floria Purim, Larry Carlton, Stephane Grappelli, Jaco Pastorious, and Seawind - performing original compositions as the opening act.
At UCSD, Bob studied jazz improvisation with the great jazz trombonist Jimmy Cheatham. He also studied music composition with Roger Reynolds, John Cage, and Pauline Olivieros while enrolled in the Master's program at USCD, in LaJolla, California. He worked extensively in the graduate Electronic Music Studio which featured a huge Buchla 200 series modular synthesizer and an equally large Moog Model III modular synthesizer.
As Product Manager for Yamaha, Bob worked closely with major performing and recording artists during the development and introduction of new musical synthesizers. He has produced commercial music, sound design, and underscores for various commercial clients, and has programmed voice and sample libraries for recording artists and major manufacturers.
Bob previously earned a Bachelors Degrees in Performance and Composition from the University of New York at Fredonia. Bob was one of the first to work in the schools electronic music studio that featured a then brand-new Moog Model III modular synthesizer, and in the school's 24 track music recording studio.
Bob has, for many years, performed in solo improvised jazz settings. He continues to perform solo piano gigs today.
In the Trio setting, Bob is joined with Patrick Lenon on drums and Doug Mattingly on Guitar.
Patrick is a native of Seattle, Washington. Throughout high school he gigged with rock, funk, jazz and reggae groups around the Seattle area. He went on to study classical and jazz percussion at Lewis & Clark college in Portland, Oregon, where he had the privilege of learning from some of the best working Jazz musicians in Oregon. Patrick's propulsive yet sensitive style of playing brings great energy to the trio, expanding the trio's vocabulary further into the jazz idiom.
The Bob Frye Trios first CD, Your Moment is Now is available on iTunes, CDBaby.com, and on Amazon.com.
"Your Moment is Now", CD available on iTunes, CDBaby.com, and on Amazon.com.
"Everything You Always Were", CD available on iTunes and on CDBaby.com.
Original Compositions by Bob Frye:
Your Moment is Now
Into the Wind
Port of Call
Six Till Monk
Smiles of Miles
Fusion covers and Standards:
Spain - Chick Corea
Senior Mouse - Chick Corea
Space Circus - Chick Corea
Mysterious Traveller - Wayne Shorter / Weather Report
Palladium - Wayne Shorter / Weather Report
Fred - Alan Holdsworth
Freedom Jazz Dance - Eddie Harris
Red and Orange - Jan Hammer
Well You Needn't - Thelonious Monk
Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Charles Mingus
Song For My Father - Horace Silver
Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
All Blues - Miles Davis
Milestones - Miles Davis