JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL


ANTHEM (Official Release: November 11th, 2019)

After an impromptu session, it was quickly apparent there was a musical connection between 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 // ANTHEM (11-22-19)

Musicians: Jeff Pifher (tenor saxophone), Colin Cook (electric guitar), Misha Bigos (piano and keyboards), Eric England (electric bass), Corey Coverstone (drums), Ian Wurfl (percussion)

Violin: Megan Shung, Leah Zeger, YuEun Kim, Rebecca Chung, Cosima Luther, Yu-Ting Wu, Kyle Gilner, Mann-Wen Lo // Viola: Emily Gregg, Thomas Lea, Rita Andrade // Cello: Jeness Johnson, Mikala Schmitz, Jacob Szekely, Max Mueller // Bass: Freddy Hernandez

Produced by Jeff Pifher // All compositions written by Jeff Pifher
Conductor & String arrangements: Harlan Hodges

Recorded April 22 & 28, 2019 At Eastwest Studios, Los Angeles, California
Recording Engineer: Brendan Dekora // Mixing: Jason LaRocca
Mastering: Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering // Synth Programming: Rene´G. Boscio 
Art & Design: Arturo A. Velasco // Photography: Merlin Showalter

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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: Justin Perkins at 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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SOCRATES' TRIAL VIDEOS