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  • Writer's pictureKhyati Chaturvedi

Jazz, Funk, and Poetry Converge: The Captivating Cornelius Eady Trio


Cornelius Eady Trio
Cornelius Eady Trio

The exceptional sound of the Cornelius Eady Trio, originating from the iconic New York City, is making a charismatic entrance into the realm of funk-jazz. Under the leadership of maestro Cornelius Eady on vocals, accompanied by Charlie Rauh on guitars and percussion, as well as Lisa Liu on guitars, keyboards, and percussion, this immensely talented ensemble gracefully combines influences of rock, folk blues, funk, and poetry. They have showcased their remarkable musical prowess at esteemed festivals such as Big Ears Festival and Brooklyn Folk Festival. Their enchanting composition "Withstand" captivates listeners with its delicate yet powerful emotions that resonate deeply within them. Transfixed by artists like these who create music with profound meaning, revellers are truly inspired.


Step into a captivating journey of musical brilliance. The Cornelius Eady Trio blends jazz, funk, and poetry to create an immersive experience that will captivate audiences worldwide.

A gentle, rock ensemble that starts with the rumba kind music entailing liberations of the word,’ freedom’. ‘Your Freedom’ is a unique sonic liberation, quite literally setting all the listeners free. Then we arrive at the strange sonic escapade of ‘Living With A Stranger’. “When it's all said and done, we’re living in a stranger’s home”, this track with its poignant viewpoint on reality.


The next track, ‘ Tearing Down the Master’s House’ weaves a catacomb of interest and adventure, kind of inviting its listeners to step out of their comfort zones and do something extraordinary. The room for thrill and hasty jazz is filled in the album with the funks of ‘Crazy Bible’. A groovy pink-panther kind of beat entailing suspense and spy thriller musk into the air, this is an alternative funk to jazz at its finest.


Last, but not the least, we arrive on the suburban halos of the most mesmerising tunes of them all, ‘Withstand’. A track that feels like the shore next to a calm sea, this is literally the light peaking from the cracks of delusion and darkness. Overall, this is a unique blend of jazz, funk and surreal lyricism at its finest, and there is something in it for every mind. The Cornelius Eady Trio has undoubtedly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.


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