Lund Clements Churchill Trio
The Lund Clements Churchill Trio is a band based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, consisting of guitar, drums and bass. Our style could be described as instrumental fusion. The guitar and bass sounds are electric and influenced by classic and progressive rock. The drum set sounds are acoustic and are influenced by rock, jazz, latin, and drum line styles. All three of us enjoy instrumental music, and this band was mainly influenced by jazz rock fusion artists such as Weather Report, Return To Forever, Bill Bruford, Tribal Tech, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Dennis Chambers and many others. The music on this CD was spawned from allowing short riffs to develop into full songs by jamming on them during band practice. We played what we felt and then kept the best ideas with the goal of our recording retaining a spontaneous quality. The end results contain arranged as well as improvised sections. Tracks 1, 3, 5 & 6 rock out, tracks 2 & 8 feature pedal steel guitar, tracks 4 & 7 touch on R&B grooves and track 9 is our take on a classic jazz tune. Biography: Guitarist Matt Lund has studied many styles of music including jazz, rock and classical. He is a prolific performer and music instructor and has a B. A. from Kalamazoo College and an M. A. from Middle Tennessee State University. He is now adjunct faculty at MTSU and active in the Nashville music scene. Lund has received recognition for various bands and musical projects, including several acclaimed concert series showcasing his performance and compositional skills. Lund also received two grants from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo to help fund his continuing musical efforts. Check out his other CDs 'Matt Lund, Works,' 'The Lund McVey Group,' and 'Axe Of God' on CD Baby. Bassist Bill Clements has long received regional acclaim for his prolific style of bass playing (made all the more remarkable due to his having lost his right hand in an industrial accident). Clements has been favorably compared to such bass legends as Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller. Check out his solo CD 'Bill Clements, Underground Alien Bass' on CD Baby. Drummer Marc Churchill is an experienced player with a master's degree in percussion performance from Carnegie Mellon. Churchill has much experience with drum set, drum line, drum and bugle corp and orchestral percussion and is a member of several regional symphony orchestras. He is also an experienced music instructor.