The Red Water Trio has just released its second album, Synesthesia, hoping to evoke the feelings of synesthesia: the visions of colors and images felt through the sounds of music. It’s available on CD and streaming platforms like Spotify.
The Red Water Trio recorded Synesthesia at the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020 – when live performances were being curtailed everywhere, and they were looking for something positive to focus on. The 11-track album was produced by Richard Russell and recorded and mixed by Joey Bradley primarily at Studio Kumau Barn and Gold Door Studio (both in North Kohala) with additional recording at Truth House Studio by Luke Clebsch (Kailua-Kona).
Synesthesia features a guest appearance by Andrea Lindborg, along with classic tunes such as “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Besame Mucho,” and “Watch What Happens.”
The Red Water Trio performs smooth jazz, bossa-nova tunes, jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, and a few originals. They have been together for about 10 years and the trio features Jesse Snyder (horns/percussion), Brian McCree (acoustic bass), and Richard Russell (guitar).
Red Water Trio’s first album, The Jazz Angle, was released in 2016 with Richard Russell, Jesse Snyder, and Luke Clebsch on fretless bass & harmonica – with special guests Andrea Lindborg-trumpet, Joey Bradley-vocals, and jazz treasure Slyde Hyde on trombone.
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