Live Concert Photography: Garage A Trois at Brooklyn Bowl 9/20/19
Currently comprised of founding members Stanton Moore (drums) and Skerik (sax), with Mike Dillon (vibraphone, percussion) and Marco Benevento (keys), the acclaimed modern jazz/jam rock act Garage A Trois can trace its origins to when the act formed back in 1998 when it’s founding members — Moore and Skerik, along with Charlie Hunter (guitar) collaborated together during the recording of Moore’s Dan Prothero-produced, full-length debut All Looked Up! Those sessions also resulted in Garage A Trois’ debut Mysterfunk. Both albums were recorded live with no overdubs — but All Kooked Out! featured rehearsed, “straight-toned” material, Mysteryfunk was centered round mostly improvised, pedal and electronically effected and altered instruments.
The trio of Moore, Skerik and Hunter developed a reputation as a must-see act, and during that time, the recruited vibraphonist and percussionist Mike Dillon. As a quartet, the band played a number of national tours across the nightclub circuit and played several festivals, further advancing a reputation for their ability to play a wide variety of music at any given show including funk, punk rock, experimental jazz or straightforward jazz. With this lineup, the band recorded two albums — 2003’s Emphasizer and 2005’s Outre Mer that found the band abandoning the live with no overdubs recording of their debut.
By 2007. Moore, Skerik and Dillon continued to perform as Garage A Trois featuring a rotating cast of musicians including John Medeski and Marco Benevento — with Benevento joining the band as a member for the writing, recording and release of 2009’s Power Patriot and 2011’s Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil.
Since 2012, the founding lineup of the acclaimed jazz/jam rock act has played a number of one off shows, including a late night set at Brooklyn Bowl earlier this month. Check out photos from the show below.