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Trio Flux is back at Barile’ Wine & Beer this Friday (12/2) appearing as Acoustic Flux (our string-band alter ego).  Our first go at the acoustic format back on October 7th was a big hit with our fans and the venue so we’ve decided to do it again.  Acoustic Flux is Neil on acoustic guitar, Julio on upright bass, and Adam on brushes.  The textural change is fun and gives us a chance to reinterpret our repertoire, and dust off some of the acoustic Frisell we’ve kept in our book since the Trio Flux Plays Frisell gig back in 2010.  Barile’ is a very inviting, intimate venue on NE Fremont. The owners, Tim & Debbie, are wonderful hosts and dedicated supporters of the arts. The atmosphere is inviting and warm, the food and wine are delicious, the music will be exceptional!!  This is a free show (details).

We’ve got many plates spinning, pots cooking, choose your metaphor…Trio Flux is working hard this fall on a number of exciting projects! Last week we were in the studio recording our latest work, a 3-part rock suite composed by Neil. It’s nearly 25 minutes of musical flux-uations, a sort of homage to our favorite rock bands of our youth with a healthy dose of formal and harmonic complexities. We plan on releasing unleashing the currently untitled piece via bandcamp.com as soon as it’s mixed and mastered. This will be a download-only digital offering to keep our fans satisfied while we work on our next full length record.

Speaking of the next record! We’ve got nearly enough new material to fill out an album. Many of these tunes we’ve been playing at our shows over the past few months. Our plan is to begin recording this winter with a release goal for the end of summer 2012.

As far as shows goes, we have 3 big ones coming up…

10/7 – Acoustic Flux: Trio Flux @ Barile’ Wine & Beer, 8pm, no cover (details).

All acoustic, all night! Neil on flat-top acoustic guitar, Julio upright bass, and Adam on brushes. The toned-down texture offers us the opportunity to re-interpret Trio Flux classics! Throw in some Bill Frisell (and maybe some Lefty too!!) this will be a memorable night of music!

10/21 – Trio Flux @ Camellia Lounge, 9pm, $5 (details).

Back to our old tricks again, full blown Trio Flux in all its glory. Don’t miss this show – and perhaps a chance to hear the aforementioned and currently untitled Rock Suite!

11/6 – Ninkasi Brewery Presents: Trio Flux @ The Blue Monk, 8pm, $3-7 (details).

This is the big one we’ve all been waiting for. Trio Flux with special guests Andrew Oliver (keys), James M. Gregg (trumpet), and Marc Hutchinson (tenor sax). New arrangements for the expanded instrumentation, Herbie, Miles, and more. Don’t miss this one!!

Announcing our CD Release Party on Friday February 4, 2011 at The Globe on SE Belmont in Portland (details).  The show starts at 9PM and is free.  We will be selling our new CD at the show (we can take plastic!).  It should be a good one: lots of tunes from the album plus at least 4 new tunes slated for the next CD, and a couple of Bill Frisell and Herbie Hancock tunes to round out the set.  The Globe is a nice spot to hang and listen to music, they have a full bar, some nice brews on tap and a full menu (the pizza is fantastic!).  We’ll see you there!

Trio Flux plays Frisell
Friday, September 10, 2010
9:00pm - No cover - 21+ Buy Tickets
510 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Other Info
A tribute to Bill Frisell. Trio Flux will perform and entire set of selected works by the jazz guitar great.

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