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The dictionary defines matrix as: "Something within or from which something else originates, develops, or takes form." With that, Matrix seemed like the logical title for the Fred Hughes Trio's 8th release and 3rd recording for ShoreThing Records. The tunes on the recording have been developing over the years in various Trio performances and even the artwork by graphic artist John Langton originated from these instructions: "How does an album title of Matrix with the composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky .... look to you? I was thinking along the lines of a mathematical formula, but I'll leave that to you."

 

The Fred Hughes Trio's matrix has been developing for twenty seven years having originated in the jazz clubs of Washington, DC. With Fred Hughes on piano, the current Trio features Amy Shook on bass and Frank Russo on drums.

 

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I'll Be Home For Christmas, the 7th release by the critically acclaimed Fred Hughes Trio, features swingin' jazz renditions of your favorite holiday tunes including O Christmas Tree and Let it Snow. Latin flavored takes on Winter Wonderland and White Christmas. A funky version of Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town and a beautifully melancholy rendition of the title track, I'll Be Home For Christmas.

 

Featuring Fred Hughes on piano, Amy Shook on bass and Frank Russo on drums, the Fred Hughes Trio has been performing, recording and presenting clinics and workshops since 1989 and brings over four decades of musical experience to the stage. A sampling of the groups performing credentials includes the Elkhart, Rehoboth, Cape May, East Coast, Clifford Brown and Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festivals, the 1996 Summer Olympics and tours to the Republic of Korea in 2001 and 2002.

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Love Letters, the 6th release by the critically acclaimed Fred Hughes Trio, features some of the best known love songs from the Great American Songbook. With Fred Hughes on piano, Amy Shook on bass and Frank Russo at the drums, this recording is a must have for those looking for a romantic, jazz infused performance.

 

Fred Hughes , Piano; Amy Shook, Bass; Frank Russo, Drums

2015

 

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In The Mist

Fred Hughes , Piano; Keith Mohler, Bass; Frank Russo, Drums

All Compositions by Fred Hughes, BMI

2012

 

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New Day Dawning

 

Fred Hughes, piano; Tom Williams, bass; Frank Russo, drums;

Dave Cosby , guitar and Juanita Williams, vocal

2006

 

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No Turning Back

 

Fred Hughes, piano; Steve Zerlin, bass; Frank Russo, drums

2001

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Live!

Fred Hughes, piano; Tom Williams, bass; Keith MacMichael, drums and Jim McFalls, trombone

1998

 

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Out Of The Blue

Fred Hughes, piano; Tom Williams, bass; Keith Killgo, drums

1996

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