The Christian Foley-Beining Group started out of my love and respect for the music of Pat Metheny and the Beatles. I have listened to Pat Metheny's music for decades and, of course, grew up with the Beatles, but I have not had many occasions to play their music. At most gigs, I play jazz standards, Latin Jazz and original compositions.
In 2011, I met Todd Smith who plays a 6-string electric fretless bass. Todd expressed an equal interest and fascination for Pat Metheny's music. It was immediately obvious that we both shared the same passion for Metheny's music.
As a duo, Todd and I played our first gig in April, 2011 and have since performed at many other locations for different venues with great success.
In addition to performing as a duo, Todd and I planned to add a drummer in order to accommodate clients who prefer a trio sound instead of the duo. After building up our repertoire and feeling confident with performing as a duo, we decided it was time to add an experienced drummer, and that drummer is Tom Hayashi.
Since Todd, Tom, and I all share a great passion for the music of Pat Metheny and the Beatles, we decided to share our enthusiasm by recording a CD. We hope you enjoy listening to "Parallel Tracks" as much as we enjoyed creating it.
Thank you, Christian Foley-Beining