A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY / THE BOB SZAJNER TRIAD
Since the mid '50s, Bob Szajner has performed with many musicians in the "Detroit Jazz Scene". He has worked with Donald Byrd, Charlie McPherson, Lonnie Hillyer, Roy Brooks, Yusef Lateef, Pepper Adams, Frank Isola, and many other creative "Hard Bop" stars as a back-up piano player.
In the fall of 1978, he recorded a twenty-seven tune session of his
original compositions that were never played before without rehearsals
or second takes.
This was the "Triad" concept!
The CD album "the best of TRIAD" (CD07TA8081/RMS007 Records) featuring Ray McKinney on bass and Roy Brooks on drums (The Bob Szajner Triad I) was the studio recording from 1978.
The CD albums "the lost tapes" (CD07TA8104/RMS007 Records)
and "center\\\cuts" (CD07TA8106/RMS007 Records) featuring Ed
Pickens on bass and Frank Isola/Mike Gutierrez on drums (The Bob
Szajner Triad II & III) were recorded in 1981 at "The Detroit Jazz
Center World Stage".
Also, originally recorded in 1981, The Bob Szajner Triad II live
performance at the "Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival 1981" has recently
been released (27 years later) on Cadence Jazz Records-Redwood
NY (CJR1215) in their "Historical Series".
And lastly, recorded live at the JazzCafe/Detroit Music Hall in the
fall of 2008, "on the bench_in the zone" (CD08TA8107/RMS008
Records) featuring Bob Szajner on piano, Ed Pickens on bass, and
Allan Colding on drums (The Bob Szajner Triad Iv) has just been