What we do is play anything we think would be fun. There is too much good music in the world to not try it all out.
That means that we play a lot of standards out of the ‘Great American Songbook’ by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers &Hammerstein, and the many other famous composers of that era. But wait there is more.
There are the current interpreters of these songs and others that give it all a new twist, so we leverage arrangements from Jamie Collum, Diana Krall, and the like. And of course these folks have their own songs which we also play. But wait there is more.
Rock and Roll and pop music can be a lot of fun. The Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Paul Simon, Chicago, James Taylor, all wrote some pretty wonderful stuff. We play that too. But wait there’s more.
There is a whole lot of ‘alt’ music out there waiting to be heard. Over the Rhine, songs in other languages (mostly French), just stuff we find and go, hmmm. And there is more.
The world of Jazz and the related worlds of Blues and R&B have a ton of stuff going on. We go there. Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Ray Charles, Mose Allison, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan. If we feel like playing instrumental music, that just opens up an endless sea of compositions to let us stretch out.
And there is still more we haven’t touched yet. We are always learning new songs because, well, we don’t want to bore ourselves. Lately we have been looking over some Holly Cole, Sarah Bareilles, Madelene Peyroux. Maybe it doesn’t always work but we explore. Because there is always more.
So, yeah, Mosaique is a piano trio with vocals. In particular: Vocals Thea Enos
Piano Frank DiGiovanni
Bass Craig Snazelle Drums Larry Bard
I don’t think that really gets it. There is, well, more.
Listen to their music: http://www.mosaiquejazz.com/listen-shop