Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

Trish, Hans & Phil

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Swinging three part vocals with fresh arrangements of classics old and new.

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Apr30

Trish, Hans & Phil

TRISH, HANS & PHIL

THEIR STORY 

TRISH, HANS & PHIL have a refreshing concept — three voices, tight harmonies, and great jazz interpretations of The American Songbook. Trish, Hans and Phil are one of the most innovative and entertaining groups in the Northwest today. In addition to their unique and superb musicianship, they convey a joyous and exhilarating sense of showmanship. They bring their novel approach to the classics, from Cole Porter and the Gershwins to Lennon and McCartney. With the story-line lyrics of Hans, the sultry tones of Trish, and Phil's dry wit, this exciting group combines their soaring, swinging vocals for a sound that is truly their own. 

It all started in the early nineties in the little one-street town of Conway, Washington. Trish was singing at the Conway Tavern which was to become, under her direction, home of the legendary Sunday afternoon jam sessions. Musicians would come from far and wide to partake in what was perhaps the best audience for jazz in the Northwest. 

Well, one day Hans and his motley crew rolled down from Bellingham to be the house band du jour. He did something to make Betty Boop (the most ardent fan of anything anywhere) laugh, and Trish knew she had found something. One thing led to another, and soon they were playing at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland every Wednesday and Thursday. During this stint, they found themselves in need of a new bass player.  Enter Phil. 

Hans kept saying, "I don't think this is the right guy," but once again, Trish knew they had found something. How did she know this? Hans figured it could only be all that hair she had. Nothing else made sense. Anyway, turns out Phil could sing, muscled his way into some of the vocal duets, and voila! some of the most fun any of them had been part of was happening. Hans and Phil started writing three-part vocal arrangements, Trish kept growing her hair  (Hans still swears there's some connection between her talent and her hair), Betty Boop kept laughing, and after some fits and starts, they FINALLY made a recording. For fourteen years now everybody's been wanting to take them home, and now it can happen. A lot of love and sweat went into this CD. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

HANS BREHMER   piano, vocals 
Playing for over 20 years in the Northwest, Hans is equally at home as a solo pianist or working with everything from small combos to big bands! Known for his witty and clever songs, he is a gifted composer and arranger, and has been featured on numerous CD recordings in addition to his own projects. Since 1999, he has been the accompanist for the jazz vocal department at Cornish College of the Arts and is in high demand among singers in the area. Hans has opened for the Duke Ellington Orchestra, performed with the Everett Symphony, appeared at such venues as Seattle's Benaroya Hall and Jazz Alley, and maintains a busy performance schedule throughout the year. 

“The more you are like yourself, the less you are like someone else, and that's what makes you unique.” —Walt Disney 

PHIL DEMAREE   bass, vocals   
Phil's been playing bass for almost 30 years. A native of Boulder, Colorado, he attended the University of Northern Colorado under Gene Aitken. He spent several years touring the United States and Canada and appearing with such artists as Ray Charles, The Mills Brothers, Dianne Schuur, Joe Williams, and John Gary.   

In addition to Trish, Hans and Phil, Phil plays and sings regularly in the Seattle area with Roadside Attraction and the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra (18-piece big bands), and the Jim Cutler Quartet.  He also regularly arranges charts for these bands. Recently, Phil has begun arranging choral pieces for the Seattle Choral Company, including "Santa Through the Swing Years," which was performed for the first time in the Seattle Choral Company's Christmas 2004 concert.   

"…a bassist to watch" —Christopher DeLaurenti, The Stranger   

"Bassist Demaree has exceptional 'chops'…" —Al Merritt, Jazz Now   

"…a monster player" —Don Goodwin, BeeCraft   

"As a leader, Cutler is generous with solo space for his compatriots, and they all rise to the occasion capably, with Demaree being a notable standout in that regard. Playing standup for the most part, Demaree also shows an adept touch on the fretless electric instrument on Cutler's "Keep Off The Grass," emphasizing the tunes fusion edges without overwhelming its solid jazz underpinnings."   
—Shaun Dale, review of Jim Cutler Quartet on JazzReview.com