Grammy Consideration for The Eric Byrd Trio
The EBT’s latest recording, “Sacred Music: Saints Are Still Marching”, in consideration for Best Jazz Instrumental Album of the Year
Washington, DC, October 29th, 2018: The Eric Byrd Trio’s latest recording, Sacred Music: Saints Are Still Marching, is being considered for the final round of Grammy nominations. Currently in the first round of voting, eligible Grammy voters can push the recording into the next round.
“Saints Are Still Marching” features jazz greats trumpeter Terell Stafford and saxophonist Tim Warfield on three of the tracks. The recording brings the trio’s gospel and church roots to the forefront, while maintaining their traditional jazz approach.
“I’m a Grammy voter, went online to vote and completely forgot our recording is eligible!,” said Byrd. “It was a very pleasant surprise to read our name next to so many great musicians and titles. Even better was when I got to break the news to Bhagwan and Alphonso.” While the final round of Grammy recordings won’t be finalized for some time, the Trio will go into their last quarter of concerts encouraging all Grammy voters to consider this recording when voting.
“Pianist Eric Byrd brings his trio for Sunday morning stomping versions of traditional hymns and spirituals. Pieces like the modal “Calvary” or funky “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me” can only be performed and sung by a guy like Byrd if he’s been sitting in the pews for awhile, and he sounds like he was weaned on Vacation Bible School”. (Jazz Weekly)