The EBT were asked to perform a holiday classic of their choosing for Washington DC N TV. Recorded in Nov. 2018, "What Child Is This?" is now being shown all across the DMV - just in time to catch the holiday spirit.
Eric begins with a Chick Corea inspired introduction which leads to the melody. Bhagwan takes over from there using a combination of runs, licks, lines and repetition to create a gentle harmonic tapestry. Byrd comes back with fire, playing with rhythmic aggression over this feeling of "3", all culminating with Alphono's breathtaking drum solo at the end. Enjoy this Trio and their unique arrangement of this familiar classic.
The Eric Byrd Trio "What Child Is This?"
EB - piano
Bhagwan Khalsa - bass
Alphonso Young Jr - drums
The Eric Byrd Trio - Millennium Stage (June 16, 2019)
The Eric Byrd Trio and the U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors give a swinging performance on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. To celebrate the centennial of Nat King Cole, pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd presents a program of originals and standards.
Presented in collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival.