Redline Trio – Underdog

Redline Trio – Underdog

February 12, 2023

Mark DeJong: tenor saxophone
Steve Shepard: bass
Jeff Sulima: drums

Brad Turner: trumpet
Steve Hudson: piano

Redline Trio’s cohesiveness and musicianship is immediately evident upon first listen. Their musical concept is unabashedly straight ahead, bringing to life an attitude from a bygone era, but with a modern twist. Redline Trio is comprised of three mainstays of the Calgary jazz scene: Jeff Sulima on drums, Steve Shepard on bass, and Mark DeJong on tenor saxophone.

Over the course of the past six years, the trio has burnished its sound at the Calgary cocktail lounge Betty Lou’s Library, where they’ve been trio in residence. They’ve also undertaken several Western Canadian tours with guests, and after a few dates with Vancouver stalwart Brad Turner and NYC pianist Steve Hudson, they knew exactly what they were doing for their next record, and headed into the award-winning OCL Studios in Chestermere, Alberta to record Underdog.

Redline Trio has presented concerts at the National Music Centre King Eddy, cSPACE, artsPlace in Canmore, the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, as well as at clubs in Vancouver, Nanaimo and Victoria. In addition to Turner and Hudson, the trio has also worked with Juno-award winners Brandi Disterheft, David Braid, and Mike Rud, as well as the poets Quincy Troupe (biographer of Miles Davis) and Sheri-D Wilson (a member of the Order of Canada.)

Release Date: Friday, March 10th 2023 on Chronograph Records.