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The Wee Trio / Press

"...a ringing success...makes me want to see them in person." **** 4 stars

“With James Westfall's vibes in the forefront, the group has a fresh sound, and bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Jared Schonig flow like the tides. Wee's sound is not wee, it's huge.”

The San Francisco Chronicle

“As the Wee Trio, vibraphonist James Westfall, bassist Dan Loomis, and drummer Jared Schonig balance the rock 'n' roll attitude of the Bad Plus with the capricious classicism of the Modern Jazz Quartet—they somehow evoke both John Lewis and Ethan Iverson without even so much as a piano.”

““ . . . infectious . . . raucous . . . More, please.””

Boston Globe

“The Wee Trio Live at the Bistro is bountiful in talent and big in sound.”

"The Wee Trio are part of a new breed that doesn't just serve up solos over the chord changes, but . . . deploys fresh-sounding arrangements that suggest the creation of structural shapes on the fly." - Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

““exquisite interpretations of the familiar-sounding but otherworldly Bowie compositions.””

Indianapolis Star

““The Wee Trio’s third album, ‘Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective’ (Bionic Records), will simply knock you out. It’s rare when an experimental jazz record makes one smile this much.””

San Antonio Express

"Refreshing...no one-note jam band...intelligent, highly interactive tracks..."

Jazz Times

““Take everything you know or even think you know or have come to expect when it comes to jazz and toss it right out the window.  Ashes to Ashes succeeds in not only redefining the traditional jazz trio but successfully transforming some of the most unexpected pop music of this generation into a brand new presentation that works on every conceivable level. The future of modern jazz!””

- Critical Jazz

“They're called the Wee Trio, but there's nothing small about these three guys straight from the eclectic Brooklyn scene. Not their music, a free-spirited brew that works in Nirvana and Sufjan Stevens covers beside Thelonious Monk classics. And not their personality: From the Wee ones, who visit the Lily Pad tonight, emanates the goofy, endearing feel of buddies whose chemistry carries well off the bandstand. It makes for a winning debut...”

“One of the year’s most riveting albums re-interprets songs by Nirvana, Sufjian Stevens, and Thelonious Monk. There’s a long tradition of jazz artists jamming on pop songs of course, but The Wee Trio’s choices are just the tip of their creative iceberg, as their debut album’s original tunes prove.”

“The trio's debut CD, "Capitol Diner Vol. 1," boasts a repertoire of instrumentals ranging from a dreamy reimagining of Nirvana's "About a Girl" to Thelonious Monk's "Wee See" to a bevy of original compositions.”