JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL



After an impromptu session, it was apparent there was a musical connection between all of the different musicians who would become Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial.  Band members acquired their individual skills and techniques from early experiences across the country before their paths eventually crossed in Los Angeles. Members of Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial have performed with artists such as: Jacob Collier, Charlie Puth, Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Bob Mintzer, and played on television shows like, NBC’s “The Voice”.

Jeff Pifher’s original compositions were inspired by the sounds of both classical and jazz legends as well as his desire to transform rhythms into melodies that tell a story. The influence of rock, pop, and even classical sounds on band members, combined with jazz roots as reflected in extended improvisations result in an expressive yet cohesive playing style that makes for a memorable and entertaining audience experience.

 

CURRENT RELEASES

 

JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL // ALTERNATE FUTURES PAST REALITIES (April 2019)
Musicians: Jeff Pifher (saxophone), Misha Bigos (piano/keyboards/synthesizer), Colin Cook (guitar),
Nick Campbell (bass) & Corey Coverstone (drums)

Produced by Jeff Pifher // All Compositions written by Jeff Pifher
Orchestral Arrangements: Harlan Hodges
Recording Engineer: Lance Powell // Additional Editing: Brian Bullard
Mixing Engineer: Elliot Scheiner // Mastering by Justin Perkins (Mystery Room Mastering)
Synth Programming: René G. Boscio // Recorded at Woodshed Recording Studio, Malibu, CA — April 2018
Art & Design: Luis Arturo Arzate Velasco // Photography: Merlin Showalter

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JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL // SELF TITLED (May 2018)
Musicians: Jeff Pifher (saxophone), Misha Bigos (piano/keyboards/synthesizer), Colin Cook (guitar),
Nick Campbell (bass) & Corey Coverstone (drums)

Produced by Jeff Pifher // All Compositions written by Jeff Pifher
Recording Engineer: Andrew Hey // Assistant Engineer: Brian Bullard
Mixing Engineer: Brian Bullard // Mastering by Justin Perkins (Mystery Room Mastering)
Recorded at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA — July 2017
Art & Design: Luis Arturo Arzate Velasco // Photography: Sara Stark 

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PROJECT PLAYERS

 

Recording Band:
Jeff Pifher (saxophone)
Misha Bigos (piano/keyboards/synthesizer)
Colin Cook (guitar)
Nick Campbell (bass)
Corey Coverstone (drums)
Ian Wurfl (percussion)

Additional players:
Eric England (bass)
Benjamin J. Shepheard (bass)
Alex Sill (guitar)

 

LISTENING EXAMPLES

 
 
 
 
 

PROJECT IMAGES

 

Images provided by Showalter Sight & Sound

SOCRATES' TRIAL VIDEOS