230 Indian Grove
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M6P 2H2
416-769-2841
aldcroft@direct.ca

Trio Records and Productions

Was started in 1997 by Ken Aldcroft and John Sorensen to produce and promote creative original music projects in the form of recordings, concerts and tours. Trio Records had been a registered partnership in British Columbia since 1999 but in 2003 was reformed as a sole proprietorship in Ontario. Trio Records has released one cassette and five CD's in that time and has also produced various concerts, concert series and tours throughout Canada since 1997. Trio Records has distribution in Canada (except for the cassette) through Verge Music distribution, which makes the products available in Canadian retail music stores and sells on-line. We also have U.S. Distribution through Northcountry Distribution and on-line distribution from Jazzpromo.com.

Ordering

Trio Records, $22.50 ($32.50 for the double CD) which includes shipping and handling

Verge Music

Jazzpromo.com

Northcountry



Upcoming Release: October 2006

The Ken Aldcroft Convergence Ensemble "The Great Divide" (trp-007)

Ken Aldcroft- guitar/loops
Evan Shaw- alto saxophone
Scott Thomson- trombone
Wes Neal- bass
Joe Sorbara- drums

  1. Mister, Mister / From the Hart-Land / X Marks the Spot
  2. - 16:11
  3. A Refreshing Night / A Union Theme
  4. - 5:22
  5. The Great Divide
  6. - 9:55
  7. Retreat-Advance / Stuffed Turkey
  8. - 6:37
  9. Humble Home of John McKay / Hopelessly Lost, Helplessly Cold
  10. - 15:56

Recorded January 14, 2006 @ Chemical Sound, Toronto, Ontario
Produced by Ken Aldcroft
Engineered by John Sorensen
Mixed by John Sorensen and Ken Aldcroft @ Sound of One Hand, Ottawa, Ontario
Mastered by John Sorensen and David Cain @ Soundmaster Studios, Ottawa, Ontario
All compositions by Ken Aldcroft © Socan 2006


The Ken Aldcroft Group "Kirby Sideroad" (trp-006) double CD

The emphasis is on close listening and intense interaction, with bass and drums entering fully into the musical dialogue.
Stuart Broomer, Toronto Life

...a steady stream of original, creative compositions that span an ocean stylistically, yet the group somehow maintains its own identity, due in part to the individualism of the players.
Stephen Loewy, Cadence Magazine

Ken Aldcroft- guitar/loops
Evan Shaw- alto saxophone
Wes Neal- bass
Joe Sorbara- drums

Disc 1

  1. Kirby Sideroad
  2. East Side Carousel (aldcroft-neal-shaw)
  3. Not Far From Home (duo)
  4. A Strained Hello
  5. O'nette
  6. Absent of Evident (aldcroft-shaw-sorbara)
  7. A Country Mile (solo)
  8. From a Pause
  9. Tapping, Stirring, Singing (neal-shaw-sorbara)
  10. In The Dark
  11. A Dialog About A Dialog (aldcroft-neal- sorbara)

Disc 2

  1. Things To Come
  2. All About Cabbage (neal-shaw)
  3. A Country Mile (trio)
  4. Finding Pho (aldcroft-sorbara)
  5. Mars People
  6. Gitty Up, Whoa! (neal-sorbara)
  7. I Wanna Do It Again (aldcroft-neal-sorbara-shaw)
  8. Et Cetera (aldcroft-neal)
  9. Not Far From Home (trio)
  10. To Paraphrase a Fork (shaw-sorbara)
  11. Reflections
  12. Be Nice Monster (aldcroft-shaw)
  13. Punto's Place

Recorded March 21, 22, 23 2003 @ Reaction Studios, Toronto, Ontario
Produced by Ken Aldcroft
Engineered, mixed and mastered by John Sorensen
All compositions by Ken Aldcroft unless noted © Socan 2004
This recording was made possible with the support from the Ontario Arts Council


The Ken Aldcroft Trio +1 "From Our Time" (trp-005)

There's a heady communality of ideas arising from sneaky tunes and imaginative playing that doesn't over indulge in rhetoric.
G. Chapman, Toronto Star

...a strikingly original work that goes nowhere near the middle of the road.
M. Doherty, Eye Weekly

Ken Aldcroft- guitar/loops
Evan Shaw- alto saxophone
Gordon Allen- trumpet/pocket trumpet
Joe Sorbara- drums

  1. South-Eastern Baja
  2. Little Town
  3. Gospel
  4. Stress
  5. Snake Hips
  6. What was it she said last night?
  7. That Cat on the Corner
  8. Charmed
  9. From Our Time/Evening Peace

Recorded December 15, 2002 @ Reaction Studios, Toronto, Ontario
Produced by Ken Aldcroft
Engineered, mixed and mastered by John Sorensen
All compositions by Ken Aldcroft © Socan 2002

Ear Contact: George McFetridge/Ken Aldcroft Duo "January Sun" (trp-004)


...(Aldcroft) serves as a foil for McFetridge's more expressive gestures, a kind of canvas upon which the pianist can brush bright stripes of feeling. In some paradoxical way, Aldcroft's restraint seems to have freed Mcfetridge's imagination, and the resulting interplay is quite lovely.
Alexander Varty, Georgia Straight

George McFetridge-piano
Ken Aldcroft- guitar

  1. Almost Eight/Sure Footed After Midnight
  2. Veil
  3. Kakemono
  4. January Sun
  5. Single Path
  6. Quai d'Orsay
  7. Eighteen
  8. Getting Started
  9. Superman
  10. Here for Her
  11. Clayoqout

Recorded Oct. 8/99 and Feb.6/00 @ Riverside Studio, Vancouver, BC
Produced by Ken Aldcroft
Engineered by Dwayne Harder
Mixed and mastered by John Sorensen
All compositions by George McFetridge © Socan 2000
This recording was made possible with the support from the Canada Council for the Arts


Ken Aldcroft Trio +1 "his mistress never sleeps... a tribute to Duke Ellington" (trp-003)

...wanted to take a different route in his homage to Ellington and came up with one of the most intriguing small group recordings in the bag...
Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal

...emerges out of a dark corner of Ellington's legacy with renewed vigour...
Geoff McKenzie, The Calgary Straight

an album that's likely to please fans of Dave Douglas and Keith Jarrett as it is to satisfy the most ardent Duke die-hards.
Jennifer Van Evra, Georgia Straight

Ken Aldcroft- guitar
Brian Harding- trombone
Bernie Arai- drums
Graham Ord- Saxophones

  1. Evening Peace
  2. Bluebird of Delhi
  3. Isfahan
  4. Sonnet for Caesar
  5. Sonnet to Hanq Cinq
  6. Lady Mac
  7. Sonnet in Search of a Moor
  8. Take the Coltrane

Recorded February 22, 1999 @ Blue Wave Studio, Vancouver, BC
Produced by Ken Aldcroft
Engineered, mixed and mastered by John Sorensen
Track one is composed by Ken Aldcroft © Socan 2000
All others by Duke Ellington or Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn

Ken Aldcroft Trio "Big Picture" (trp-002)


I put this on and couldn't take it off.
John Goodman, North Shore News

...the music comes first, the players leaping out of the lines with spirit and wisdom.
Doug Lang, Coda Magazine

Ken Aldcroft- guitar
Brian Harding- trombone
Nick Gaffaney- drums

  1. Brother Bob
  2. Folksong in Motian
  3. Spiritual
  4. Beans on me
  5. Another Night
  6. Not Too Long
  7. Bemsha Swing
  8. Doogie/Like Father

Recorded live to "two track", November, 16, 17, 1998 @ Riverside Studio, Vancouver BC
Produced by Ken Aldcroft
Engineered by Rick Kilburn
Mastered by John Sorensen
All compositions by Ken Aldcroft © Socan 1999
except Bemsha Swing by T Monk and Brother Bob by Ken Aldcroft/Bill Donovan © Socan 1999


Ken Aldcroft Trio "Featuring..." (trp-001)

...a lot of very subtle interplay going on between the players. The thread of creativity constantly flows throughout these jazz improvisations.
zzaj

Ken Aldcroft- guitar
Rod Murray- trombone
Tom Foster- drums

  1. Mars People
  2. Consolation
  3. Beans On Me
  4. Elizabeth Dr.
  5. Big Picture
  6. Not Too Long
  7. Keyside
  8. Circle Dance

Recorded live to "two track", December 11, 1997 @ Maximum Music, Vancouver, BC
Produced by Ken Aldcroft
Engineered by Shawn Pierce
All compositions by Ken Aldcroft © Socan 1998 except
Consolation by Kenny Wheeler and Circle Dance by Paul Motian.