Daniella–written by Hurray for the Riff Raff–performed by Eric Trudel-sax; AH-bass; Nathan Ellman-Bell-drums, Birkfest December 2011
The Eric Trudel Trio began in Baltimore circa 2007. The trio of Eric Trudel-sax, compositions; Adam Hopkins-bass; and Nathan Ellman-Bell-drums exist as a core unit in a number of other bands, including Danny Gouker’s SIgnal Problems, Lubbock, Quartet Offensive, and other surely to surface in the future. They began by playing standards, soon after added a repertoire of tunes to which they all contributed, and then eventually became a group that is one of Eric’s primary compositional outlets. We currently play Eric’s compositions in the NY area, and we have lots of fun doing it.