Michael LaMacchia 3io
Featuring Michael LaMacchia Guitar, Jim Bove Drums, Edo Castro Bass
The music created by this trio is contemporary Jazz but not without it’s acknowledgments to what came before in this tradition. You’ll hear compositions from the Beatles, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, James Taylor as well as originals and some name sake traditional artists from the jazz Genre. There’s no shortage of improvisation and these explorations are bound to leave you amazed. This perhaps is the strongest suit of this trio is there ability to let go, stretch-out musical boundaries and not worry about where it is going. It’s the edge they seek. What is unique to their approach is that they leave bread crumbs of subtle sonic hints to keep the listener engaged; Fragments of the melody can be heard, melodies from other songs drift in and out. At times they just drop what they’re doing and do a complete 180 degree musical about face and forge a new composition.
Guitarist/Composer Michael LaMacchia who hails from Kenosha Wisconsin is a long time transplant to the Bay Area. Like Edo, Michael was taken by the sounds of the SF’s own Grateful Dead and other rock bands emerging from that scene. It was the sounds of Pat Metheny that drew Michael into the jazz scene. Taking his roots of rock and pop, Michael has seamlessly melded that into his own unique sound. Michael is also musical director and catalyst for marin county’s “CrossRoads Music school” Since it’s inception he has helped many in the community reach their musical aspirations through classes and performances.
Drummer/Composer/Engineer Jim Bove has been a long staple of the Bay Area, also a composer, Audio engineer, he’s involved with many musical projects. In the last 3 years he’s been an essential part of Edo’s trio as well as many other artists in the bay area. His ability to cross pollinate musical genre is seamless. His ear is phenomenal. He can quote a drum riff from a list of songs exactly as they were recorded.
7 string Bassist/Composer Edo Castro, a native San Franciscan, is steeped in musical history growing up in the Haight-Ashbury during the 60’s he couldn’t help but be influenced the sounds of local rock scene. But it was through his uncle, Remote Pioneer recording engineer Reice Hamel, that Edo was introduced to Jazz. “My uncle Reice gave me my first jazz Albums at the early age of 9 or 10 and I was smitten. I sought out everything I could that had the sound”—That was the catalyst for Edo’s evolution to playing bass. Edo has played on over 25 album projects and has released 3 under his own name with Passion Star Records. He’s also release a self published book of his own compositions.
Our Song Trio
"Michael LaMacchia’s adventurous new trio recording is an alluring arc of luminous songwriting and deeply centered conversations that capture our attention and invite us to participate. “Our Song” sonically narrates of a very personal journey that shimmers with a blend of pastoral memories, mysterious storytelling and vulnerable confessions. Each of the eleven songs takes shape from spirited group interaction and contoured dynamics that together, reward us with incandescent insight and reflection into our own passage." - Ken Cook, jazz pianist