" ... masterful musicianship and innovative arrangements...4 stars! "
- Downbeat Magazine
ABOUT THE TRIO
Two-time Grammy winner violinist Mads Tolling, six-time DownBeat Magazine International Critics Poll winner guitarist Mimi Fox, and internationally acclaimed bassist and vocalist Jeff Denson, have forged their musical talents in a new group, the San Francisco String Trio.
This super group, made up of three dazzling virtuosos, has come together to create an eclectic, riveting mixture of beautiful and passionate music. Crossing every genre from tango to funk, gorgeous ballads to sizzling up-tempo originals, this all acoustic group defies categorization. The San Francisco String Trio provides its audiences with a special musical experience that is both poignant and compelling.
Together they have developed The Sgt. Pepper Project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking Beatles album. The trio’s new album, May I Introduce to You, received four stars in DownBeat Magazine, and it is now available in stores and on iTunes.
Our CD is now available for purchase
REVIEW FROM JAZZ WEEKLY
Don’t fret-here’s music for violin fans!
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ ground breaking Sgt Pepper album, Mads Tolling/vi, Mimi Fox/g and Jeff Denson/b string together the material from that records and add new ideas and tones.
There’s fun with and without frets as the team swings nostalgia on “When I’m Sixty-Four” and Tolling is Grappelli-rich with a wide vibrato. The team delivers pizzicato delights on “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and gets exotic with “Within You Without You.” Denson adds some nice vocals on the Bartok inspired “Fixing A Hole” and the string chirping “ Getting Better” while “A Day In The Life” is haughtingly intimate. A complement to the landmark rock session.
" ...undeniably transcendent players, arrangers, and composers. The instrumental rethinks (along with three vocals by Denson) are gorgeous and artistically sensitive mash-ups of styles and moods—they’re almost master classes on how deft creative minds can twist and turn a great melody without tasering the conceptual majesty of the songwriters "
Guitar Player Magazine