Trio M/E/D is also the album recorded by these three great musicians and friends at the close of their 2014 tour of Italy. Word had recently reached us about the untimely passing of Charlie Haden, and Palle Danielsson played a most-touching and rhapsodic tribute to his predecessor in the Keith Jarrett Quartet. Palle’s musical remembrance was the only silver lining to that dark cloud of news, and I was grateful to witness it and to know that it would be preserved for others to hear.
The rest of the album is a celebration of our great personal and musical affection for one another. The recording is audiophile-quality and the remix that I supervised here in Los Angeles makes it even better. With beautiful photography by Italy’s premier jazz photographer Roberto Cifarelli and tremendous package design by Fuzzy Music’s own Kio Griffith, this co-production is a CD to treasure.