Red Clay Trio

Red Clay Trio

Tess RedMoon ~ vocals & flute : Kathy M. Frank ~ vocals & drums : Ken Barry ~ bass,

Red Clay Trio features two talented women in the Tucson Jazz Scene. Tess swings hard on the flute while Kathy is a powerhouse on the drums. The trio is rounded out with Ken Barry on fretless electric bass. He swings and thumps the funk through his Jaco inspired soulful bass. Both women add expressive vocals to the mix, bringing the jazz sensibility to life.

The band gets it’s name from the tune Red Clay – written by Freddie Hubbard , it is a seminal work of soul/funk-influenced hard bop. This tune exemplifies the groove with which the Red Clay Trio swings!

check out these clips performed by the Red Clay Trio


Freedom Jazz Dance


another version – I love live versions when I can find them: