The New Album is Here!
BAM! showcases the trio's high-powered, freewheeling approach to group improvisation. Features an enticing blend of originals and some truly unique covers (including a wicked take on "Smoke On The Water")
* Listen to BAM! on your favorite streaming platform
* Order the CD (every order is personally autographed)
* Read the review in Broadway World
ABOUT the Daniel Glass Trio
The Daniel Glass Trio is a professional New York City-based ensemble led by award-winning, drummer, author and educator Daniel Glass. Collectively, the band members have performed and recorded with an incredible array of top tier artists, including Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Brian Setzer, Harry Connick Jr., Freddy Cole, Ruben Blades, Jason Marsalis, Kathleen Turner, Lucy Arnaz and even KISS front man Gene Simmons.
The group, which has been together since 2016, shares an eclectic orientation that covers a wide variety of styles and genres. Employing a hard-driving sound and a free-wheeling style of improvisation, the DGT offers a stellar mix of originals and unexpected covers, always in its own unique style.
From BroadwayWorld.com: The Daniel Glass Trio - featuring three of the busiest and most prolific musicians on the New York jazz scene: Daniel Glass on drums, Sean Harkness on guitar and Michael O'Brien on bass - have created a virtuosic sound that is infectious, fun and incredibly entertaining.
With both a keen respect for musical history and a bent toward the innovative and adventurous, the group's latest recording (entitled BAM!) never lets the listener get too comfortable in their stylistic expectations, but always provides very satisfying twists and turns. BAM! features both original tunes from the band and eclectic reinventions, from the timeless standard "It Could Happen To You" to Deep Purple's rock classic "Smoke on the Water."
"One of the reasons I love working with Sean and Michael," says Glass, "is that the three of us share a musical 'mission': to live in the moment and go where the music takes us. Each member of this group is a veteran New York jazzman, having spent decades in the trenches working with hundreds of artists - particularly singers. Doing this kind of work has endowed us with a particular sense of empathy - the ability to listen, respond and support unselfishly - while also taking the reins when needed."
"That kind of experience is tailor-made for success in the trio setting," he continues, "where we are unshackled and given the freedom to play what we choose. The resulting musical conversations are broad and deep, nimbly bouncing between style, tempo and dynamic. And yet, the overall effect has the lightness of three kids who've just discovered each other in the sandbox. They continually find delight and surprise in each other's actions - without the need to know exactly where these actions are headed."
"While the trio has been playing together off and on for more than six years," Glass concludes, "it took a pandemic to create the impetus for us to capture our musical mission in a studio setting. The end result is BAM!, a title that might just explain more about the group in a single word than the preceding paragraphs could hope to do. I'm thrilled with the results, and I hope that listening to our music will inspire you to forget about your worldly woes and come join us in the sandbox for a short while."
Joel Lindsey, co-founder of Club44 Records, says "It's always very interesting to me when a musician you are familiar with in one setting steps into a completely different spotlight and reveals a new side of their creativity. That's how I feel about the Daniel Glass Trio and this new project, BAM! Each member of the group is uniquely accomplished and recognized as greats in their respective fields, but to see them come together in this formation is truly inspiring. As soon as I heard what they were coming up with, I knew I wanted Club44 to be involved!"
DANIEL GLASS (drums) has recorded and performed with many chart topping artists from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli, to Freddie Cole, Marilyn Maye, Jose Feliciano, even Kiss frontman Gene Simmons. Since 2010, Daniel has been the Monday night house drummer at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in NYC. Daniel is also an award-winning author, historian and educator, having published five books and three DVDs about the evolution of drumming, jazz and American Popular Music. Daniel has presented more than 300 clinics worldwide at top drumming festivals and prestigious institutions like the Frost School of Music at University of Miami. Since 2016, he has hosted the week long Daniel Glass Jazz Drumming Intensive in both NYC and Frankfurt, Germany.
For 19 years, Daniel was a member of the powerhouse swing septet Royal Crown Revue, who are credited with pioneering the swing resurgence of the 1990s-2000s. With RCR, Daniel released nine albums on the Warner Bros label, performed in premier venues from the Hollywood Bowl to Radio City Music Hall, and recorded chart-topping singles that continue to influence the world's popular culture via Olympic skaters and gymnasts, major motion pictures (The Mask, Swingers) and network television series, (Dancing with the Stars, Malcolm).
MICHAEL O'BRIEN (bass) is a world renowned bass player. A student of the great Anthony Cox, he has composed or played with Harry Connick, Jr., Ruben Blades, the Jazz Mandolin Project and more. He has taught at the West Bank School of Music, MusicTech and McNalley-Smith College. He is not only an accomplished educator and composer, but his arrangements have been performed all over the world. Recently, his arrangement of "Pine" was performed at the Kennedy Center by the acclaimed string quartet, Ethel.
SEAN HARKNESS (guitar) is in high demand as a performer and composer. He accompanies an astonishing array of world class vocalists, musicians and ensembles. A six-time recipient of MAC (Manhattan Association of Clubs & Cabarets) awards, he recently garnered the Outstanding Instrumentalist Backstage Bistro Award. Deemed a musician's musician by his peers, he is often invited to hold guitar master classes at some of the world's most prominent music schools and universities. According to The New York Times, "Harkness gives full expression to the mood of the moment."
CLUB44 RECORDS - based in the Music City of Nashville, Tennessee - is a new independent label which aims to highlight the Broadway, cabaret and jazz genres, preserve the American Songbook, and provide a home for artists who represent this timeless music. Following their premiere studio release, Christmas at Birdland, the label has presented Les Misérables Symphonic Highlights, arranged, orchestrated and conducted by David T. Clydesdale and Brian Eads; Love Notes, the latest album from Tony Award and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin; Billy's Place from Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch; Act One from rising vocal star Nicolas King; and Jane Monheit's Come What May, which celebrates the international Billboard #1 pop/jazz vocalist's 20th anniversary as a recording artist. Club44 Records also serves as the creative home of many other singers, instrumentalists and writers. All releases are distributed digitally through Green Hill Productions/ Universal Music Group and to retail outlets by Provident/Sony. Club44Records.com
BAM! TRACK LIST
1) Bolivia (Cedar Walton)
2) It Could Happen to You (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke)
3) And Lost (Sean Harkness)
4) Smoke on the Water (Ritchie Blackmore / Ian Gillan / Roger Glover / Jon Lord / Ian Paice)
5) Ladybug (Michael O'Brien)
6) The World Still Turns Around (Daniel Glass)
7) The Crippled Waltz (Eldad Tarmu)
8) On the Verge (Daniel Glass / Eldad Tarmu)