The Trio of Stridence was created out of an informal jam band in early 2002 when Alex Masi was invited down to The Kibitz Room at Canter's Deli to perform improvisational music and jam with other regulars. Paul Marangoni joined Alex soon thereafter and after a few weeks of playing with different bassists every week, Jeffrey Allan was in the line-up.
The Trio played fusion tunes from their collective memory and then used those compositions as starting points for extended improvisations. They continued to learn more classic instrumental pieces and combine them with improvisations every Monday night at Canter's as well as several other venues around Los Angeles. Going by the name "The Trio Of Doom" at this point (a name borrowed from the band that featured John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius and Tony Williams and only played one show in Havana, Cuba), they had fun tearing it up on stages in Hollywood and beyond. They were featured in the Calendar section of the Los Angeles times in 2003 and continued to entertain loyal fans at the Kibitz Room whenever schedules would permit.
In 2004, Paul Marangoni decided it would be fun to record the band's rendititions of the classic fusion music they had been performing live, so he began the process of selecting and arranging the music that would end up on their first record "Pastrami Standards". A little over a year later, the self-produced CD was completed and offered for sale.
Fast forward to 2010 and the Trio now includes Peter Bakaja on bass with the guitar duties split between Allen Hinds, Luca Mantovanelli, and Alex Milella. With numerous logistical difficulties and scheduling issues, it took over two years to complete the new record "Auditur Periculosum" which has finally been released in January of 2013 and is receiving glowing reviews and critical acclaim.