'Mind' is the debut album by the trio, with Rachel on piano, Kevin Thomas on bass, and Chris Benham on drums. It features the compositions of all three and offers sensitive artistry paired with ear-catching melodies. The trio originated in Las Vegas and has been performing since 1997. Rachel Eckroth,originally from Phoenix, Arizona,now resides in the New York area. Her musical pursuits began at a young age, first through singing, then the piano. She learned early to express herself through music and soon became dedicated to the art of composition and improvisation. '...the pianist's writing, touch, and ideas all loom large.' -Jazziz Magazine '...a composer/performer obviously influenced and firmly rooted in the tradition yet makes her own statement in a uniquely elegant manner.' -Thomas Erdmann, Jazzreview.com.