The Frank Hailey-Eric Zukoski Trio's first album garnered consistently favorable critical reviews, was included on multiple compilation albums throughout several continents, and can still be heard playing on numerous television shows, jazz radio stations and websites. Recent airplay reports show that the Frank Hailey-Eric Zukoski Trio's latest album, An Old Sweet Song, was named by "Jazzlines" (NPR) as one of the ten best jazz recordings of 2008, and is currently receiving airplay in all radio markets, including the leading jazz stations throughout the USA.
All About Jazz noted that “Hailey is a cousin of seminal jazz pianist and composer Cedar Walton. But as this CD amply illustrates, Hailey need not invoke the reputation of his well-known relative to gain recognition, revealing he is a fine piano performer in his own right. . . Hopefully this initial outing is the forerunner of more albums in the future. In the meantime, this generous hour of music will be a happy addition to the collections of those who enjoy the solid, tasteful musical statements by a piano trio." Bass player Eric Zukoski has backed artists ranging from The Drifters and Three Dog Night, to 1970's soul artist Al Wilson (“Show & Tell”) and classical crossover star Daniel Rodgriguez. Eric is also a record producer with notable accomplishments in several genres, including having produced what is now the best-selling compilation of Texas music in history. Discography:An Old Sweet Song (2009, Seabreeze Jazz/Allegro Distribution)The Jazz Scene (compilation CD, UK) (2002, Music Masters, Ltd.)The Golden Age of The Movies (compilation CD, Australia) (MRA Entertainment, 2002)Passing It Around (2
A jazz interpretation of Go Tell It On The Mountain, in a blend of styles reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi and Ramsey Lewis. Light, lively and playful music. New love, romantic comedy, Sex in the City. Urban themes of romance and discovery. Sidewalk cafe, Muzak, hotel or bar, lounge, 20-something fun. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz