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A Swingin' Trio
See the official trailer at ASwinginTrio.com.
The Jeff Lofton Trio performs original music in the Austin indie drama A Swingin' Trio, which premiered at the Austin Film Festival. Since then it has been shown at the San Diego Black Film Festival, the D.C. Independent FIlm Festival and many more.
"...a tense tale of secrets, lies and revelations interspersed with the cool jazz stylings of the Jeff Lofton Trio..." ~ Slackerwood
"A Swingin' Trio is smart, dark, sexy and unexpectedly funny." ~ Culture Map
"... Like any great Austin enterprise, music is central to the production. A Swingin' Trio refers to the three characters in the film as well as an actual jazz combo, played by the much-acclaimed Jeff Lofton Trio. The group acts as a kind of Greek chorus, whose melodies and rhythms narrate the story as much as the dialogue." ~ Culture Map
Writer/Director Kelvin Phillips, Jeff Lofton and Producer Carla Jackson pictured above.
From TEDxAustin 2012:
The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang
Available to download now at CDBaby.com.
In the tradition of Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton expands his sound and takes on a new challenge with his project, "...trumpet meets electric guitar... a la Bitches Brew... a jazz-funk fusion Miles-ian extravaganza."
The album includes Darin Layne on guitar, Tony Bray on sax, Austin Kimble on keys, Chris Jones on bass,
"Austin-based trumpeter, composer and band leader Jeff Lofton is a veritable jazz virtuoso.
Comparisons are frequently made to Miles Davis – and rightfully so. Lofton’s take on standards frequently astounds,
and his originals are equally delicious." - KUT 90.5 FM,
"By Any Other Name," a Jeff Lofton original from "Chasing the Voodoo Down"
Click here to read the Austin American-Statesman article
Click link to hear the podcast
from May 6, 2010
Now available at Amazon.com, Itunes or CDBaby.com or in Austin at independent record stores.
"... terrific ..." - Austin American-Statesman
"... hits the bull's-eye on this sterling local debut that digs a deep groove ... crafted a sound largely around Davis' formative quintet of the late 1950s. ... embraces the blues and swings passionately ... reinforces the Miles connection with the deft use of muted trumpet on soulful strutters ... blows reminiscent of Lee Morgan's Blue Note hits of the mid-1960s. ... a delightfully swingin' affair."
Podcast of JLQ on
Jazz to the People includes
Podcast of JLQ on KLBJfm.com Dudley and Bob in the Morning
The Jeff Lofton Trio performs on KEYE TV's We are Austin Live.
Music with Jay Trachtenberg
Jeff Lofton Day in
AUSTIN MUSIC VOLUME EIGHT is the 209 compilation from the Live Music Capital of the World.
"Jeff's trumpet flies onto tracks
"Jazz Therapy draws on the old-school
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