Those years have seasoned the group into an indissoluble musical organism, the telepathic hallmark of great Jazz trios.
Guitarist John Schott's intricate, funny, and funky compositions are the foundation for searching explorations by the trio, completed by Dan Seamans (bass) and John Hanes (drums).
“The musicians fuse blissful movements with soul-blues inferences and roomy arrangements, often touched with searching attributes and the leader's funky breakouts.” – AllAboutJazz
“Part of the pleasure provided by the Actual Trio is the way the three musicians engage with the tension between their dedication to the groove and the equally powerful impulse to chase the music in unexpected directions.” – Andrew Gilbert, Berkeleyside
“With a bright and bold, slightly twangy sound, Schott grazes rock, blues, Thelonious Monk and James “Blood” Ulmer with lithe, original, single-note lines full of swing, surprise and humor. If you like swinging jazz guitar with a zany, eccentric bent, see this threesome.” –Paul de Barros, Seattle Times