On their first trio recording since 2008, The Eric Byrd Trio returns with a triumph. 21st Century Swing is a live document from their exhilerating 2013 set at the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival. The award winning, former Jazz Ambassadors re-establish their choke hold on their unique approach to modern and classic standards.
Reinterpretations of "Message In A Bottle", "God Bless the Child" and "Lord I Lift Your Name On High" continue to cement their place as one of the preeminent jazz piano/vocal on the scene today. Bhagwan Khalsa's pulsating bass sustains each and every groove on this 10 song set. Alphonso Young, Jr continues to amaze as his explosive drum work carries each track. Eric Byrd on piano and vocals create color and shade that entertain, inspire and engage the sellout crowd.
No overdubs, no fixes, no mistakes - 21st Century Swing is the best CD in the illustrious career of the Eric Byrd Trio.