Mondo Trio – Mondo Trio (2007)
In his capacity as resident keyboardist with the house band on ABC’s late night Jimmy Kimmel Show, Jeff Babko has had the opportunity to back up a plethora of musical guests. But it’s safe to say that the Los Angeles-based keyboardist has never before done anything quite like Mondo Trio. This renegade trio offering is also a brilliant showcase for all-world drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, who is turned loose on these nine tracks with a vengeance, and also for the audaciously adventurous saxophonist Jeff Coffin. Together these three highly creative musical forces push the envelope on funk, fusion and organ trio jazz originals with some cathartic, scintillating results.