So, who are we? TriTone Asylum is a collective of Los Angeles musicians who bring together years of experience and collaboration. The instruments at our sonic core are the electric valve instrument (EVI), saxophone, keyboards, guitar, electric bass and drums.
Philip Topping- Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI), Allen Mascari- Tenor Saxophone, Andy Waddell- Guitar, Jamieson Trotter or Aubrey Scarbrough- Piano/ Keyboards, Peter Sepsis- Bass, and Todd Wolf- Drums.
The TriTone Asylum is heavily influenced by the sounds of jazz in the 1960's as well as the jazz rock fusion movement pioneered by Miles Davis and others in the 1970's. The TriTone sound is sculpted by elements of a lighter style of fusion characterized by artists on the ECM label in the 70's, such as Ralph Towner and Pat Metheny. In addition, the harder edged, groove focused style that emerged on the CTI label, often associated with the recordings of Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Turentine, have also strongly influenced the sound of the TriTone Asylum. More recent, developments in electronic sound, as well as a world music can also be heard in the TriTone sound. The TriTone Asylum blends these influences into a style that is best described as Electro-Acoustic Jazz.