Tea Leaf Trio

Tea Leaf Trio

Featuring Trevor Garrod, Reed Mathis, and Cochrane McMillan

New album 'Volume 1' featuring 13 cover songs available now to stream and download FREE.

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Note from Reed: Improvisation is undoubtably one of the sweetest fruits on the music tree. I have always felt that trio is the optimum vehicle for group improvising... every move you make is of great import in a trio, every sound or silent space is a suprising new direction, and you can turn on a dime like a school of fish. Trevor and Cochrane and I have been abusing our improvising privlieges with glee and abandon lately, and you can hear the results here. We are proud! The reason for the covers (other than the simple enjoyment of a great song) is that musicians tend to take more risks when playing a cover....your own song can be too personal, too precious, too self-revealing to monkey with. But a Dylan song...? There's no definitive way to play a Dylan song, even to Zimmy himself. So we set out on a sound voyage in borrowed boats to uncharted waters. We recorded all 13 songs in one volcanic night of inspiration. In the words of our engineer Dave O'Dell it was 'a perfect storm'. I concur. I hope y'all enjoy the trip! Real raw humanity here. The sounds of friendship and trust. Offered to y'all in a spirit of honesty and excitement. More to come!