Steel Bridge Trio is a new music trio organized by Chicago percussionist Tim Daisy and includes two mainstays of the Bay Area improvising scene: Aram Shelton on alto saxophone and clarinet and Safa Shofrai on bass. The group was formed as a vehicle for Tim’s original compositions and is the first group which has him featured primarily on the vibraphone.
Inspired by the pioneering work of the AACM as well as several of innovators working in improvised music including Steve Lacy, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry and Anthony Braxton, (to name a few) Steel Bridge aims to assimilate these influences into a unique and engaging set of original music.
Tonight’s concert will feature two sets of original material composed specifically for this line-up. Along with the concert at the Center For New Music, Steel Bridge Trio will record the material for a future release on Relay Recordings.
Steel Bridge Trio