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New York Trio Project
Adam Rafferty, guitar
Jeff "Siege" Siegel, drums
John Menegon, bass
Adam Rafferty has performed with many top jazz artists, including Bob Cranshaw, Benny Golson, Lou Donaldson, Buster Williams, Mike Longo, Chris Potter, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Marcus Printup, and many others, and has three CDs as a leader--"First Impressions" (1993), "Blood, Sweat and Bebop" (1998), and "Kush" (2001). He's listed in the reference The Jazz Guitar--Its Players and Personalities Since 1900. Trivia point--Adam is one of the rappers from the 1989 hit "Edelweiss"!
Jeff "Siege" Siegel recently finished a six-year tour of duty with Sir Roland Hanna's trio, and has also performed with Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, John Abercrombie, Jimmy Heath, Mose Allison, Sheila Jordan, Helen Merrill, Grady Tate, and many others; he's on Ryan Kisor's debut Columbia CD, has recorded with Dave Douglas, Stefon Harris, Kurt Elling, Ravi Coltrane, and Steve Turre--and let's not forget to mention Imaginary Records artists Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson! Jazz World called him a "brilliant drummer," Modern Drummer lauded him for his "forward energy and abundantly attractive ideas," and the Green Mountain Jazz Messenger said "His playing is always tasteful whether it be in forceful, intense situations or in quiet, supporting roles. His writing is intriguing..."
John Menegon, Montreal native, began his career in jazz bass in the late '70's, supporting the creme of Canada's jazz artists--Sonny Greenwich, Steve Grossman, Pat LaBarbera among them. In the early '80's, John relocated to NYC to study at Long Island University, and has since performed with top artists including Kenny Barron, Bruce Barth, Paul Bley, Anthony Braxton (the Tri-Centric Orchestra), Nick Brignola, Kenny Burrell, Jay Clayton, Jimmy Cobb, Jack DeJohnette, Al Foster, Slide Hampton, Sheila Jordan, & Lee Konitz. He's currently in the Dewey Redman Quartet and the David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. He's on the acclaimed CD "Misterioso" with Kenny Burrell, Jack DeJohnette, and Teri Roiger.
Fifth House (Imaginary Jazz IMX-014)
TRACKS: Fifth House (John Coltrane) One For Jimmy (Jeff Siegel) It's Funny (John Menegon)
Guijira (Chick Corea) Like Grains Of Sand (Sir Roland Hanna) Aorbee (John Menegon)
No Means No (Adam Rafferty) Peace (Horace Silver) Beauty And The Beast (Wayne Shorter)
Fifth House Take 2 (John Coltrane)
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