Third Inversion is a jazz quartet composed of drums, upright bass, piano and either electric or acoustic guitar. As the name implies, Third Inversion is a little different. Those of us who are familiar with musical terminology will recognize Third Inversion as one of the more unusual chord structures. An inversion in music has to do with the structure of chords and which of the three or four notes is the lowest, depending on the effect the composer wants to achieve. Tyra Neftzger (graduate of Berklee School of Music, 1996), the composer and arranger of Third Inversion, is as unique as the name of his group. While his primary instrument is guitar, his major influences are pianists such as Dave Brubeck, Gershwin and Chopin. He has worked in a variety of genres but identifies jazz as his favorite.