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Aaly/DKV Double TrioDouble Or Nothing ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Two important improvising trios come together head to head in the transatlantic brilliance of Okka Disk Records in the 90s – recorded in a very unusual way that lets you clearly hear all the contributions of the members of the group! In the left channel stands AALY – a searing lineup of Mats Gustafsson on alto and tenor, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Kjell Nordeson on drums – and in the right channel stands DKV, with Ken Vandermark on tenor and bass clarinet, Kent Kessler on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums – a mighty meeting of musicians who are really at the top of their improvising game! Rather than come on head-to-head, it's amazing to hear the way that these well-matched trios open up to each other – especially the bassists and drummers, who are maybe less familiar in this setting than Vandermark and Gustafsson, who were an instantly amazing musical pair. The set begins with the original "Left To Right", then the group makes real magic over the course of 51 minutes, in a piece that offers variations on Albert Ayler's "Angels" and Don Cherry's "Awake Nu". CD

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Toshiko Akiyoshi TrioDedications ... LP
Inner City, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Toshiko Akiyoshi plays with two different sets of musicians on this trio side. Side 1 features Bob Daugherty on bass and Jimmy Smith on drums, while side 2 has Andrew Simpkins on bass and Peter Donald on drums. The set's largely standards, with 7 numbers in all, including "Swinging Till The Girls Come Home", "Solar", "Two Bass Hit", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "Tempus Fugit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Byron Allen TrioByron Allen Trio ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1965. Used ... $8.99
Beautifully free alto work from Byron Allen – a player who really shines brightly on this rare session for ESP Records – one of the few ever cut under his own name! Allen's got a style that's right up there with the 60s best from Ornette Coleman or Marion Brown – able to move with a fluidity that's breathless, even amidst rhythms that are very loose and open – as the trio here works in a style that almost echoes some of the harmelodic modes of Coleman, but which eventually pushes farther towards the freedoms of other artists on ESP! The set has some wonderful bass from Maceo Gilchrist, whose round, rolling tones really make the album sparkle – as do the punctuated drums of Ted Robinson. Titles include "Today's Blues Tomorrow", "Time Is Past", "Three Steps In The Right Direction", and "Decision For The Cole-Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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Fred Anderson TrioLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A great set from AACM legend – tenorist Fred Anderson – cut in the very familiar home territory of his Velvet Lounge in Chicago! Anderson had been tending bar and leading jam sessions at the tavern since his return from Europe in the early 80s – but ended up purchasing the venue towards the end of the next decade – and quickly turned it into one of the real hotspots for the rising Chicago avant garde! This classic live set features Anderson caught in his home turf, in the company of bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Hamid Drake – prime example of the kind of local/international crossover sets that were really shaking the Chicago scene in the 90s. The set features 3 long tracks – "Straight, But Not Straight", "To Those Who Know", and "Multidimensional Reality". CD

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Bruce Arnold TrioFew Dozen ... CD
Muse-eek, 2000. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through digipack barcode.)

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✨✧ Lynne Arriale TrioLive (CD & DVD) ... CD
Motema, 2005. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
Lynne Arriale on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and Steve Davis on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lynne Arriale TrioWhen You Listen ... CD
DMP, 1994. Used ... $6.99
Lynne Arriale on piano, Drew Gress on Bass, and Steve Davis on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Milton Banana TrioBalancando ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastically hard bossa nova jam led by the legendary Milton Banana – a man not only known as Joao Gilberto's favorite drummer, but also as one of the architects of bossa nova drumming and percussion! The album is full of non-stop drums and piano grooves, and it's a mostly uptempo treat all the way through. Milton B tipples his way across the tops of the drums in an amazingly light fashion, yet still manages to kick on the rhythm all the way through. The hard piano sound and Milton B's beats and rhythms made this album a legend – and really cleared the way for so many great bossa albums to come. Amazing! 12 tracks including "Aruanda", "Ora Bolas", "Encanto Triste", and "Improviso", "A Resposta", "A Resposta". CD

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✨✧ Milton Banana TrioMilton Banana Trio (1965) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime bossa jazz from one of the greatest combos on the Brazilian scene of the 60s – the crackling trio led by drummer Milton Banana, a really tremendous player no matter what the setting! The album bristles with energy from the very first note – virtually a blueprint for the sound of bossa piano in the 60s, with some great acoustic work here from Walter Wanderley on piano, and basslines that have a quick-spirited sense of timing to match Milton's drums. Tracks are all short and very tight, with a great sense of jazz – leaping along the grooves with titles that include "Samblues", "Noa Noa", "Primavera", "Samba De Verao", "Primitivo", and "Sambou, Sambou". CD

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Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan BlakeWithout Deception ... CD
Dare 2, 2020. Used ... $9.99
This isn't the first time that pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have played together – but there's definitely something special about the record that really grabs our ears – and it's not just the excellent work on drums by Johnathan Blake! Barron's at his roundest, most soulful sort of tone – really grabbing the notes out of the air in this wonderful way – and Holland really follows suit too, with this very personal, organic approach that's such a change from some of his more experimental work of years back – and which makes him a stunning part of the group, especially at all those many moments when he and Barron dance around each other's sound with this beautifully resonant vibe. Titles include "Until Then", "Porto Alegre", "Without Deception", "Speed Trap", "Secret Places", "Worry Later", and "Pass It On". CD
Also available Without Deception ... CD 12.99

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Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan BlakeWithout Deception ... CD
Dare 2, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
This isn't the first time that pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have played together – but there's definitely something special about the record that really grabs our ears – and it's not just the excellent work on drums by Johnathan Blake! Barron's at his roundest, most soulful sort of tone – really grabbing the notes out of the air in this wonderful way – and Holland really follows suit too, with this very personal, organic approach that's such a change from some of his more experimental work of years back – and which makes him a stunning part of the group, especially at all those many moments when he and Barron dance around each other's sound with this beautifully resonant vibe. Titles include "Until Then", "Porto Alegre", "Without Deception", "Speed Trap", "Secret Places", "Worry Later", and "Pass It On". CD
Also available Without Deception ... CD 9.99

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Beat Bronco Organ TrioRoad Trip (with bonus download) ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
The Beat Bronco Organ Trio are more than great enough at the core, but they also offer up some great surprises over the course of this fantastic full length album – including slight use of clavinet and mini-moog by Gabri Casanova, who mostly handles the Hammond in the lead – and guest work at a few spots from Chip Wickham on flute and electric piano! There's a few other players who drop in along the way – but the core groove here is from the trio, who not only replicate a 60s soul jazz vibe, but also move things through a deep funk legacy – maybe more in the mode of the Sugarman Three than a Don Patterson or Jack McDuff combo on Prestige – as there are rhythms and elements that pick up bits of 70s funk. Drums are by Antonio Pax Alvarez and guitar is by Lucas De Mulder – and titles include "Hard Play", "Crispy Time", "Easy Baby", "Hey Hey", "Squirtly", "Under Pressure", "Road Trip", and "Electro Pi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ignacio Berroa TrioStraight Ahead From Havana ... CD
Codes Drum Music, 2017. Used ... $8.99
Ignacio Berroa on drums, Josh Allen and Lowell Ringel on electric upright bass, Martin Bejerano on piano, with Conrado "Coky" Garcia on percussion and vocals from Ruben Blades. CD

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Fabrizio Bosso & Spiritual TrioSomeday ... CD
Warner (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
A very groovy record from Italian trumpet legend Fabrizo Bosso – one that features a group referred to as his Spiritual Trio, but a combo that's maybe got more of a soul jazz vibe overall – as the lineup features Alberto Marsico on organ and Alessandro Mnetto on drums! The spare format is great – open in ways that always seem to bring out the best phrasing in Bosso's horn, but with just the right moments of groove that have the trumpet and organ dancing together nicely – almost a newly-conceived variation on the the older 60s pairing of tenor and Hammond! Mario Biondi provides guest vocals on a remake of the Donny Hathaway tune "Someday We'll All Be Free" – and other instrumental tunes include "Sermonette", "Cold Duck Time", "Bernie's Toon", "I Shall Wear A Crown", "Forward", "A Lullaby", and "Say It Loud". CD

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Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton TrioWilford Brimley With The Jeff Hamilton Trio ... CD
Capri, 2013. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Sticker on digipack spine.)

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Chicago Underground TrioChronicle ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... $9.99
The first-ever live performance from the Chicago Underground team of Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor – working here as a trio, with bassist Jason Ajemian as a wonderful addition to the group! Ajemian's basslines really dominate the initial part of the set – creating a pulse that draws in the drums of Taylor and cornet of Mazurek – who then both open up on a variety of other instruments, including moog, electric celeste, gong, bamboo flute, vibes, marimba, and other percussion – all used in an almost AACM-like way. Ajemian contributes some electronics to the set, as does Mazurek – but the best sounds here are all acoustic ones – played with an abstracted sensibility that's quite textural, and which furthers the trademark expressions that have made Mazurek and Taylor one of the most compelling jazz teams to come from the Chicago scene in the past few decades. Titles include "Initiation", "Resistance", "Power", "Transformation", "Crisis", and "Transcendence". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Avishai Cohen TrioGently Disturbed ... CD
Sunnyside, 2007. Used ... $7.99
Avishai Cohen on bass, Shai Maestro on piano, and Mark Guiliana on drums. CD
(Digipack case has some edgewear.)

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Nat King Cole TrioJumpin At Capitol ... CD
Capitol/Rhino, Mid 40s. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "Frim Fram Sauce", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "It's Only A Paper Moon" – 16 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stanley Cowell TrioClose To You Alone ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... $19.99
With Cowell on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Dardanelle TrioGold Braid ... LP
Audiophile, 1945. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Dardanelle on piano and vibraharp, Tal Farlow on guitar, and Paul Edenfield on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue.)

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Matt Darriau Paradox TrioSource ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ... $6.99
Matt Darriau on reeds, Rufus Cappadocia on cello, Seido Salifoski on dumbek, and Brad Shepik on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $24.99
A really cool set from a really groovy trio – a group from Hong Kong, but who sing in English, and have a great mix of jazz and soft rock styles! Danny sings, plays guitar and beer cans – and Rudy and Romeo harmonize while playing bass, keyboards, flute, and rice tins – on tunes that include the originals "City Of Dreams", "A Little Bit Of Lovin", and "Travelling One Way" – plus some well-chosen covers. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has an edge warp, but played fine for us. Cover has autographs on back, and some light wear.)

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DKV TrioBaraka ... CD
Okka Disk, 1997. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 13.99
When tenor player Ken Vandermark moved to Chicago in the early 90s, his presence began a set of ripples that ran through the city's jazz scene, and left traces that continue to transform the city to this day! One of those ripples became the DKV trio – a brilliant ensemble featuring Vandermark, bassist Kent Kessler, and percussionist Hamid Drake – a crack avant trio, with no end of imagination and creativity – stepping out here on a flagship recording for the Okka Disk label, maybe the most important force to document Vandermark's mighty talents during these early years! The recording features 5 tracks of varying length, from the 35 minute "Baraka" to the 8 minute "Soft Gamma Ray Repeater" – plus the titles "Figure It Out", "Consequence", and "Double Holiday". CD

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DKV TrioLive In Wels & Chicago 1998 ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 19.99
Back in the 90s, the DKV trio were one of the strongest forces in the Chicago improvising scene – a great group that featured Ken Vandermark on reeds, Kent Kessler on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums – working together with a really boundless sense of energy! This set has the group making a great appearance at the Wels Music Festival in 1998 – stepping out in a way that's a bit different than some of their previous recordings. At the festival, the trio played their incredibly haunting version of Don Cherry's "Complete Communion", drawn out into an extended suite, with the addition of the group's "Memory Sketch", in homage to Cherry. That set is paired here with some material captured on the group's home turf in Chicago – featuring 3 long improvised tracks recorded at Fred Anderson's Velvet Lounge. The Chicago material comprises a second disc in this 2CD set, and it includes the titles "Blues For Tomorrow", "Open Door", and "Burning Sky". CD
(Cover images may vary.)

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DKV TrioTrigonometry ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 19.99
Excellent work from the trio of Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, and Kent Kessler! The 2CD set features tracks from two different live shows – one recorded in Rochester, the other in Kalamazoo, both during the group's 2001 tour of the US. Vandermark is ever-brilliant – still growing mightily as a player, and in a perfect power trio format here, working with Kessler's strong bass lines, and Drake's assorted percussion techniques. Includes a huge amount of Don Cherry tunes – such as "Brown Rice", "Awake Nu", "The Thing", and "Elephantasy" – plus readings of Sonny Rollins' "East Broadway Rundown", Joe McPhee's "Goodbye Tom B", and Ayler's "Love Cry". CD

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Matthieu Donarier TrioLive Forms ... CD
Yolk, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Features Matthieu Donarier on saxophones, Maun Codija on electric guitar, and Joe Quitzke on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Double TrioGreen Dolphin Suite ... CD
Enja, 1995. Used ... $9.99
String trio meets reeds – with Mark Feldman on violin, Mark Dresser on bass, Ernst Reijseger on guitar, and Louis Sclavis, Armand Angster, and Jacques Di Donato on various clarinets. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell TrioConstellations ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1995. Used ... $9.99
Dave Douglas on trumpet, Brad Schoeppach on guitar, and Jim Black on drums. CD
(Out of print, original jewel case pressing.)

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Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell TrioConstellations ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1995. Used ... $9.99
Dave Douglas on trumpet, Brad Schoeppach on guitar, and Jim Black on drums. CD
(Still sealed!)

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Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell TrioLive In Europe ... CD
Arabesque Jazz, 1997. Used ... $5.99
Dave Douglas on trumpet, Brad Schoeppach on guitar, and Jim Black on drums. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio with Pharoah SandersAfrica N'Da Blues ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $13.99
The Ritual Trio gets some mighty hip company here – the legendary Pharoah Sanders, who really fleshes out the group's sound with his tremendous work on tenor sax! Core members Ari Brown and Malachi Favors work as a well-tooled unit under the leadership of Kahil El Zabar – no surprise, given that all three had been working together for a decade and a half by the time of this recording. And with Sanders on tenor for the date, Brown plays a bit more piano than his usual reeds – letting Pharoah spin out soulful, spiritual lines that break somewhat from the more rhythmic approach that's usually used by the group. Favors' basswork is a real pleasure, as always – an earthy grounding that helps keep Kahil El Zabar in focus – and titles on the record include two takes of "Ka-Real", plus "Africanos/Latinos", "Miles Mode", "Autumn Leaves", "Africa N'Da Blues", and "Pharoah's Song". CD

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European Jazz TrioNorwegian Wood ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $9.99
A lightly lyrical trio, of the sort that the European scene has been serving up here and there since the 70s – clearly inspired by the spaciousness of Bill Evans, but also working with its own rhythmic conception too! Karel Boehlee handles the piano with a nice sprightly sort of touch – alongside Frans Jan Van De Hoeven on bass and Roy Dackus on drums – players who space things out with a nicely loping swing – always a bit gentle, but in a really good way – on titles that include "Norwegian Wood", "Summertime", "Song For Sad", "Mister T", "Liberian Dance", "Twilight", and "Elsa". CD

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On October 22, 2021
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An open-ended live date from Bill Evans – recorded at the auspicious venue of Town Hall, but recorded with a warmth that matches Evans' smaller club sessions of the 60s! The sound here is possibly a bit more focused and direct than some of the moodier, mellower Evans live records – well pointed at the start, but then moving into some gentler chromatic modes as the set moves on – all with gentle accompaniment from Chuck Israels on bass and Arnold Wise on drums. Titles include trio versions of "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", "Who Can I Turn To" and "Make Someone Happy" – then Evans takes a 13 minute solo turn, dedicating a suite to the memory of his father! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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Xaver Fischer TrioSongs For You ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2002. Used ... $2.99
A fantastic bit of keyboard grooving – the third and best album by the Xaver Fischer Trio! The format is very simple – just classic-sounding electric keys, played in tandem with bass and drums, plus some occasional extra touches. The approach is great – kind of like a Ramsey Lewis record recorded for MPS – with sweeping keys over lightly dancing rhythms and modal grooves, all wrapped up with excellent production, and a totally solid sound that means that this one won't be off our decks for a long long time! Two cuts have guest vocals by Amy Antin – and tracks include "King Mark", "I Sing This Song Just For You", "Capricho", "Napoleon", "Disko", "Dinosaur", and "Billy's Jeans". CD

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✨✧ Flow Trio with Joe McPheeWinter Garden ... CD
ESP, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The legendary Joe McPhee makes a great appearance here – pushing the Flow Trio to a level of intensity that makes the album rival some of the mid 60s greats from the early years of the ESP label! The sound is wonderfully full and free – McPhee just blowing tenor, with a fantastic tone – alongside the tenor and soprano of Louie Belogenis, the bass of Joe Morris, and drums of Charles Downs – three players who definitely know and understand each others' energy, and work together seamlessly at level that just makes the contributions of McPhee more icing on the cake. The whole album is freely improvised, and with a nice sense of variety – on selections that include "Harbinger", "Recombinant", "Rabble Rouser", "Glistening", "Accretion", and "Winter Garden". CD

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David Friesen Circle 3 TrioTriple Exposure ... CD
Origin, 2016. Used ... $4.99
David Friesen on bass, Greg Goebel on piano, and Charlie Doggett on drums. CD

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Gordon Grdina's Nomad TrioGordon Grdina's Nomad Trio ... CD
Skirl, 2020. Used ... $6.99
Jim Black on drums, Gordon Grdina on guitar and oud, and Matt Mitchell on piano. CD

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Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (peppermint vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99 On October 15, 2021
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that always emerge in true Christmas classics – underscoring the blue side of the season that's always lurking around corners from the happier moments. Vince Guaraldi penned this score back when he was a rising talent on the San Francisco scene – and in a way, it was almost his musical contribution to the cartoon that made it such a lasting favorite – even over and above the appeal of the famous animated characters. Most tunes are simple piano ones, but played with a phrasing that's beautifully timeless – and the few vocal numbers feature voices from the cartoon, singing softly with the music. Titles include the classic "Linus and Lucy" – plus "My Little Drum", "Christmas Is Coming", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Skating", and "Fur Elise". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 15.

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Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (silver foil cover) ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99 On October 1, 2021
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that always emerge in true Christmas classics – underscoring the blue side of the season that's always lurking around corners from the happier moments. Vince Guaraldi penned this score back when he was a rising talent on the San Francisco scene – and in a way, it was almost his musical contribution to the cartoon that made it such a lasting favorite – even over and above the appeal of the famous animated characters. Most tunes are simple piano ones, but played with a phrasing that's beautifully timeless – and the few vocal numbers feature voices from the cartoon, singing softly with the music. Titles include the classic "Linus and Lucy" – plus "My Little Drum", "Christmas Is Coming", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Skating", and "Fur Elise". LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 1.

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Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown's Holiday Hits ... CD
Fantasy, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
The music of Vince Guaraldi and Peanuts isn't just for Christmas – although Vince racked up plenty of fame over the years for his Christmas-themed tunes – and this collection's a great reminder that the Guaraldi genius graced a whole host of different Charlie Brown cartoons in the 60s and 70s – all with results that are completely sublime! The music here is from a host of different small combos, used in a number of different Holiday-themed cartoons over the years – and Vince plays piano with accompaniment that shifts from track to track, and includes a bit of trumpet from Tom Harrell, guitar from Eddie Duran, and timbales from Benny Velarde. The album may well be worth it alone for the classic "Joe Cool" – a tune that may well be our favorite from the Peanuts cartoons – and but the set includes lots of other greatness, with titles that include "Linus & Lucy", "Thanksgiving Theme", "Great Pumpkin Waltz", "Schroeder", "Charlie's Blues", "Charlie Brown Theme", "Surfin Snoopy", "Heartburn Waltz", and "Track Meet". CD

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Vince Guaraldi TrioZelao/Jitterbug Waltz ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has small stickers.)

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Johnny Guarnieri TrioFirebird/Hangover ... 78 RPM
Savoy, 1945. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Mats Gustafsson TrioMouth Eating Trees & Related Activities ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. Used ... $6.99
An important early album from reedman Mats Gustafsson – and one that has him working with older free jazz giants Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lovens on a range of percussion instruments, including a musical saw! Mats is clearly the star of the set – already an amazing master of tones, textures, and timings – as he effortlessly improvises on tenor, baritone, and fluteophone – at a level that seems to be bringing an especially strong response from Guy, who's maybe gutsier here than we'd normally hear during this period. Lovens is, as always, a master of the unique sound – as amazing as Gustafsson in the way that he makes music that seems very detached from any earthy referent! The set features one long improvisation, divided into five passages. CD

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✨✧ David Hazeltine TrioAlfie – The Burt Bacharach Songbook ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2006. Used ... $28.99
A wonderful approach to the music of Burt Bacharach – one that pushes it way past any overdone cliches, and unlocks the tunes for extremely vibrant jazz-based expression! The tracks are familiar, but the timings often aren't – and Hazeltine and the trio mix things up nicely, and make this record far greater than we could have thought – a real re-imagining of Burt's original compositions, done in a way the maestro would love! Hazeltine's on piano, David Williams is on bass, and Joe Farnsworth is on rock-solid drums – and tracks include "Close To You", "Walk On By", "In Between The Heartaches", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", "A House Is Not A Home", and "What The World Needs Now Is Love". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Eddie Higgins TrioHaunted Heart ... CD
Sunnyside/Venus, 1997. Used ... $9.99
Part of the late 90s rise to genius from pianist Eddie Higgins – a set of simple, lyrical beauty that really holds up well over the years – one of those classics that were cut away from the age of the classics – the sort of record that Eddie should have been making many decades back, although we're more than happy he reached this point later in his career! The trio here features Ben Riley on drums and Ray Drummond on bass, a really great rhythm compliment to Higgins' work on piano – and titles include "Stolen Moments/Israel", "My Funny Valentine", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Haunted Heart", "Lush Life", "Isn't It Romantic", and "I Should Care". CD

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Eddie Higgins TrioHaunted Heart (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1997. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
Part of the late 90s rise to genius from pianist Eddie Higgins – a set of simple, lyrical beauty that really holds up well over the years – one of those classics that were cut away from the age of the classics – the sort of record that Eddie should have been making many decades back, although we're more than happy he reached this point later in his career! The trio here features Ben Riley on drums and Ray Drummond on bass, a really great rhythm compliment to Higgins' work on piano – and titles include "Stolen Moments/Israel", "My Funny Valentine", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Haunted Heart", "Lush Life", "Isn't It Romantic", and "I Should Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

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Abdullah Ibrahim TrioYarona ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautifully sensitive set from Abdullah Ibrahim – recorded live at the Village Vanguard, and with an open, lyrical sound that almost seems to recall some of Bill Evans' magical moments in the venue! Ibrahim's quite a different player, of course – but there's an open, exploratory quality to his music that's a bit unusual here – maybe not as rhythmically based as it is balanced between sound and silence – given very respectful company in the bass of Marcus McLaurine and drums of George Johnson. Titles include "Cherry/Mannenberg", "Duke 88", "African River", "Stardance", "Tuang Guru", "Tintinyana", and "African Marketplace". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Hideo Ichikawa TrioTomorrow ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99 24.00
Hideo Ichikawa may have been one of the most inventive pianists to record for the Three Blind Mice label in the 70s – an artist whose talents are expansive both on the acoustic and electric versions of the instrument he uses here – and which also extend to a few contributions on percussion and recorder as well! The tracks are all nice and long – in the best TBM way – and Ichikawa has a way of playing freely, but never in a free jazz mode – always sliding to the right lyrical moments when things get a bit too sharp-edged, but never in a way that's undercutting his sound. The Fender Rhodes is especially nice – played with round, warm notes – and the rest of the group features Isoo Fukui on bass and cello, and Hideo Yamaki on drums and bells. Titles include "Between The Lights", "Tomorrow", "234 Out Of The Boundless Verdant Land", and "Birds My Birds". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Enrico Intra TrioJazz In Studio (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Beautiful trio material from Italian pianist Enrico Intra – a player with a great sense of rhythm, and a nice sharp edge in his music! Intra's piano is quite modern at times, although never in ways that are too out or academic – always coming back to the inside for some warmer notes that really make the tunes appealing – a special sort of sparkle that's very much the charm of the Italian 60s modern scene! At times, there's almost a hint of sentimentality in his notes – but it's always played with a bit, turned on its head – almost an overseas reworking of familiar American modes from the 50s, pushed into bright new territory by Intra. Trio members include Puppo DeLuca on drums and Palino Salonia on bass – and titles include "Pittura", "Nardis", "Percussion", "Classic Jazz", "John Lewis", "TraBop", "Fiora Blues", and "Tre Tre Tre". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ferg Ireland TrioFerg Ireland Trio Vol 1 ... LP
Monde Green (UK), New Copy ... $18.99 About August 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ferg Ireland TrioFerg Ireland Trio Vol 2 ... LP
Monde Green (UK), New Copy ... $18.99 About August 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ferg Ireland TrioFerg Ireland Trio Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Monde Green (UK), New Copy ... $16.99 About August 5, 2021
... CD

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J Ann C TrioJ Ann C Trio At Tan Tar A ... CD
Burdland/Modern Harmonic, 1966. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A really groovy record by a really unusual group – a trio who played at a small resort in Missouri during the 60s, where they effortlessly mixed up elements of rock, jazz, and country for the crowds at the bar! That's the lovely Ann Delrene on the front, and she's a hell of a singer – way more than some lounge wanna-be, and instead a richly talented vocalist who not only does a hell of a lot when she steps to the mic, but also manages to give familiar tunes a very fresh flavor of their own – playing bass alongside the guitar and drums in the trio! Titles include "The Tide", "Funnel Of Love", "Girl From Ipanema", "Voodoo Doll", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Night Train", and "Your Cheatin Heart". CD

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Christian Jacob TrioOriginals ... CD
Wilder Jazz, 2019. Used ... $4.99
Features Christian Jacob on piano, Trey Henry on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums – plus backings from the Calabria Foti String Ensemble. CD

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Jewell Gospel TrioMany Little Angels In The Band ... CD
Gospel Friend (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
An essential collection of rare material by this important female gospel trio of the 50s – a group who's not only known for bringing a style to the music that was ever bit as great as male group gospel of the pre-soul years – but who also are the initial early home to later soul superstar Candi Staton! As you can tell by the cover image, the girls are quite young – at least on many of these recordings – but this isn't kiddie music at all, as there's a deeply soulful style of singing that's very mature, and which instantly sets fire to these messages of spirit – with a vibrant style that usually just features some romping piano in the lead, alongside dynamic vocals. The lineup shifts a bit, but Candi is on most of these recordings – which also saw the light of day on Excello as singles – and the set also features a few tracks from later years, with Shirley Ann Lee on vocals. Titles include "Many Little Angels In The Band", "At The Cross", "Rest Rest Rest", "Too Late", "Sin Is To Blame", "It's All Over Me", "My Faith Is In Thee", "I Looked Down The Line & I Wondered", and "Somebody's Knocking At Your Door". CD

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Jongo TrioJongo Trio (1972) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also harmonizing vocals in a soaring, airy style that really adds a lot to the set. This album's got the group using a bit of organ and electric piano in addition to their usual acoustic keys – making for a bossa style that's slightly electrified, with great results on the album's overall sound. The set includes a really great uptempo version of "Aguas De Marco", plus the tracks "Alo Feveiro", "Quem Vem La", "Cavaleiro De Aruanda", "Sandalia De Prata", "Bate Barriga", "Feitinha P'Ro Poeta", and "Duas Contas". CD
(These CDs are copy controlled.)

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Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre/Gerald Cleaver/Mat Maneri)Light & Dance ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2021. New Copy 2CDs ... $22.99 25.99 About August 6, 2021
... CD

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Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six" and "What's New". CD
(Out of print.)

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Herb Kenny & His TrioKey To My Heart/Why Do I Love You ... 78 RPM
Aladdin, 1950. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Kingston TrioCollectors Series ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely classic, but also a bit contemporary too – maybe swinging in the best sort of space between the Jack McDuff Quartet of the 60s and the Sugarman Three group of Desco Records fame! David McGraw handles the drums with a clear love of funk, and Jimmy James is wonderfully wicked on guitar – never trying to dominate too much, as there's no need – given how much he brings to the overall groove. Delvon's a hell of an organist too – the kind that knows that a little can often go much farther than a lot when handling the electric keys – which he does to set up some sweet solos on cuts that include "Ain't It Funky", "Al Greenery", "Can I Change My Mind", "Walk On By", "Between The Mustard & The Mayo", "Raymond Brings The Greens", and "Little Booker T". CD

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioI Told You So ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99
Deeply funky work from one of the hippest Hammond organ combos around – just a trio, but one that's able to pack the punch of so many much larger groups! Delvon Lamarr took all the right lessons from Hammond heroes of the past – not that he's copying anyone's style, because he isn't – but he really knows the right way to make the instrument move between rhythm and melody, solo and groove – as he works here in ultra-tight formation with funky drummer Grant Schroff and guitarist Jimmy James! James gets in a few great licks of his own – and like Delvon, really knows how to move between staying on the rhythm, and getting loose – which makes for a wonderful album, through, filled with stone cold originals that include "Hole In One", "Call Your Mom", "Girly Face", "From The Streets", "I Don't Know", "Fo Sho", and "Aces". CD

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Le Trio CamaraLe Trio Camara ... CD
Saravah/Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1968. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Bossa jazz from the French scene of the 60s – an ultra-hip album issued on the legendary Saravah Records label – and one that's one of the best illustrations of the label's way of blending together jazz and other global styles! The group here is a trio, with Fernando Martins on some wonderfully bold piano – working with bassist Edson Lobo and drummer Nelson Serra – in a groove that's rooted in older Rio bossa jazz modes, but also has a slightly more powerful quality, too – that special sort of late 60s flowering that Brazilian music had when it hit the very receptive European scene. The trio have a nice rolling sound that might be compared to some of the MPS jazz/Brazilian crossover sessions – and titles include "Upa Neguinho", "Nascente", "Bia", "Noa Noa", "Samba Novo", "Berimbau", "Nao Tem Solucao", and "Muito A Vontade". CD

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Les Masques with Le Trio CamaraBrasilian Sound ... LP
CBS/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Groovy groovy groovy! Les Masques were a 60s vocal-oriented Brazilian combo from France, and they had a tight jazzy approach that was similar to Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66! That alone would be enough to make them #1 in our book – but they also get some excellent backing from the Trio Camara, who back the band with some nice organy riffs, and a very tight rhythm section! The whole thing's a great lost bit of Braziliana – with that crossover sound that you'll hear on the best 60s and 70s European recordings of this sort. Includes the great groover "Il Faut Tenir", which has shown up on a few compilations over the years – plus "Mais Un Jour", "Enfer", "Echo", "Un Regard .. Un Sourire", "L'Oiseau", and "Les Filles et Les Garcons". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jim Liban with the Joel Paterson TrioI Say What I Mean ... CD
Ventrella, 2014. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Max Light TrioHerplusme ... CD
Red Piano, 2018. Used ... $7.99
Max Light on guitar, Simon Willson on bass, and Matt Honor on drums. CD

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Peter Madsen's Cia TrioElvis Never Left The Building ... CD
Playscape Recordings, 2014. Used ... $7.99
Peter Madsen on piano, Herwig Hammerl on double bass, and Alfred Vogel on drums and percussion. CD

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Nick Mazzarella TrioUltraviolet ... CD
International Anthem, 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
The strongest album to date from Chicago saxophonist Nick Mazzarella – a trio set that has the leader's alto blazing out in brilliantly soulful spirit, alongside robust bass from Anton Hatwich and magical drums from Frank Rosaly! The group have a cohesion that we might not have expected from the players a handful of years before – a sense of unity that's extremely dramatic, and which grabs our ears right from the start of the record – insisting that we listen with rapt attention, almost as if they're announcing the set as a new classic in jazz. All compositions are by Mazzarella, and although there's a lot of freedom in the playing, there's also an adhesion to his musical vision too – that wonderful balance of structure and openness that can really separate a record like this from the rest of the pack. Titles include "Neutron Star", "Luminous Dials", "Ultraviolet", "Fossil", and "Outlier". CD

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Christian McBride TrioChristian McBride Trio Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2015. Used ... $9.99
The sign on the door at Village Vanguard reads "sold out", but this sweet CD grants you special admission to a wonderful live date from the trio of Christian McBride – full of warmth and imagination, and some excellent work on piano from Christian Sands! The record's a nice back to basics setting for McBride – and reminds us that sometimes his best ideas are his simplest – carved out here with these beautiful basslines that have a quality that's blocky, but fluid too – shapes in sound that really set things up in a perfect way – with subtle drumming from Ulysses Owens, and these sparkling piano lines from Sands, which almost take us back to our favorite early work from Mulgrew Miller. Titles include "Car Wash", "Fried Pies", "Sand Dune", "The Lady In My Life", and "Good Morning Heartache". CD

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Helio Mendes e Seu Trio VagalumeNa Bossa ... CD
Musiplay/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
A real killer from pianist Helio Mendes – not to be confused with Sergio Mendes, although this cooking early 60s album has all the same bossa jazz sound we love on Sergio's early work! The album's all instrumental, and has Helio really romping right out front on the piano – over snapping drums, and quick-time basslines that kick things along beautifully with a tight samba jazz groove – captured with a production style that brings this great sense of echo and majesty to the piano. The set's filled with groovers in a nice bossa mode – and titles include "Influencia Do Jazz", "O Sapo", "Baiaozinho", "Mas Que Nada", and "Vagamente". CD

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Mitchell TrioThat's The Way It's Gonna Be ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Featuring a young John Denver. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Mitchell TrioViolets Of Dawn ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Featuring a young John Denver. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Mitchell-Ruff TrioAfter This Message ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the most interesting records from the duo of Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff – thanks to the addition of the great percussionist Helicio Milito on drums! Helcio worked with the Tamba Trio, and has a very groovy sense of rhythm that works great with the inventive piano of Mitchell and mixture of bass and French horn from Ruff – instrumentation that's somewhere in the same playful spirit as the Ramsey Lewis group with Redd Holt and Eldee Young, but tuned towards very different directions here. Like the Lewis trio, these guys shoe that the piano need not always be the lead instrument – as things round out in very compelling ways over tracks that include "Young Soul", "After This Message", "Chou Chou", "Love", "Improvisation On Solo For Unaccompanied Bass", and "The Prank". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Oscar Peterson TrioModern Jazz Quartet & The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Opera House (first cover) ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet make a rare appearance on Verve Records in the 50s – splitting half the album here with the classic Oscar Peterson Trio! The live performance was recorded in Chicago, and definitely has the MJQ working in a looser vibe than on some of their late 50s recordings for Atlantic – a bit more open and swinging, in a Verve mode – with some of the bop inspiration that first showed up on their early Prestige recordings – as you'll hear on the cuts "Now's The Time", "Round Midnight", and "D&E Blues". The second half of the record features live material from Oscar Peterson's hip group with Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass – that great drum-less lineup that really lets Oscar take off on piano – on tunes that include "Big Fat Mama", "Should I Love You", "Indiana", and "Elevation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and light wear.)

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Tony Monaco TrioIntimately Live At The 501 ... CD
Summit, 2002. Used ... $6.99
Tony Monaco on Hammond B3, Robert Kraut on guitar, and Louis Tsamous on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Jonathan Moritz TrioSecret Tempo ... CD
Hot Cup, 2013. Used ... $4.99
Features Jonathan Moritz on tenor and soprano sax, Shayna Dulberger on bass, and Mike Pride on drums and percussion. CD
(Original Hot Cup pressing. Still sealed.)

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Koji Moriyama with the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioNight & Day (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. Used ... $24.99
A real swinger of a record – one that features vocals and conga work by Koji Moriyama, with backing by the piano trio of Tsuyoshi Yamamoto! Given that Yamamoto's style is usually a bit more spare and laidback, it's nice to hear him grooving in a setting like this – as Moriyama's a hiply swinging vocalist, with a style that's clearly influenced by earlier work by Bobby Troup or Jackie Paris – never too over the top, but cool enough to swing in all the right spots! Vocals are in English, slightly accented, and titles include "For Once In My Life", "Night & Day", "The More I See You", "There'll Never Be Another You", and "Bye Bye Blackbird". CD
(Out of print, Blu-spec CD pressing – includes obi.)

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Milton Nascimento & Jobim TrioNovas Bossas ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... $12.99
This one definitely earns its "nova bossas" title – in that it's got a really unique groove that mixes Milton Nascimento's classic style with jazzier instrumentation from a small bossa combo! The group features Daniel Jobim on piano and Paulo Jobim on guitar – providing gentle backdrops for Nasimento's incredible vocals – which are often sung here at a level that's more soaring and spacious than we've heard in years. There's an airiness to this that takes us back to Milton's work of the 70s – and even though the instrumentation's much sparer than on those records, Nascimento's vocals float out and fill up all the spaces nicely – creating a really warm and evocative sound throughout. Titles include "Tarde", "O Vento", "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser", "Diaz Azuis", "Medo De Amar", "Velho Riacho", "Samba Do Aviao", and "Esperanca Perdida". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Klezmer TrioMasks & Faces ... CD
Tzadik, 1996. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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New Klezmer TrioMelt Zonk Rewire ... CD
Tzadik, 1995. Used ... $8.99
Ben Goldberg on clarinet and bass clarinet, Dan Seamans on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums. CD
(Booklet has a small spot with some peeling from sticker removal.)

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New Klezmer TrioShort For Something ... CD
Tzadik, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Otis Trio74 Club ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very cool combo from contemporary Brazil – a trio who work with guitar, bass, and drums at the core – but open up plenty of space for extra work on vibes, tenor, soprano, trumpet, and trombone! The vibes are especially great – and feature on almost all the tracks here – ringing out with these sharp tones that really match the energy of the trio, especially the raspy tone of the guitar, which seems echoed in its own metallic tones. The music has a hard edge – not bossa jazz or Brazilian fusion at all – but instead this really creative style that really puts the rhythm at the forefront, but in ways that are very complex and seem to direct all the other instrumentation as well. At times, the drummer's got a way of echoing the feel of a larger batucada with his snapping snare – and titles include "No Oceano", 'Dnn", "Quarta Feira Santa", "Funky Groove", and "Sophisticated Junkie". CD

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P TrioEmbalo ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
A beautiful bit of lost bossa jazz from 60s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by the P Trio, an enigmatic group recording in Belo Horizonte – hardly the same center of bossa nova as the beaches in Rio! The session's got a spare and lively feel – similar to work at the time by the Zimbo Trio or the Milton Banana Trio – heavily rhythmic piano in the lead, but played with some more traditional jazz inflections from time to time, and nicely skipping and light on the more uptempo numbers – and nice and moody on some of the mellower moments. The whole thing's great – as much a bossa trio gem as albums by much bigger groups – arrangements are by Aecio Flavio, and titles include "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Roda", "Rita", "Carinhoso", "Meu Refrao", and "Mascarada". CD

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Ivo Perelman TrioGarden Of Jewels ... CD
Tao Forms, 2021. Used ... $8.99
Ivo Perelman on tenor saxophone, Matthew Shipp on piano, and Whit Dickey on drums. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Chris Potter Circuits TrioSunrise Reprise ... CD
Edition, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Some of the most electric work we've ever heard from Chris Potter – a set that has him playing keyboards and sampler, in addition to his more familiar work on saxes and flute – in a group that also has James Francies on keyboards, and Eric Harland on drums! If you're a fan of Potter's acoustic modes, don't worry – the set has plenty of great tenor, soprano, clarinet, and flute – but they're set up here on long-flowing tracks that make beautiful use of the keyboards – and provide a very different setting for Potter than usual! There's a lot of warmth to the record – the balance between acoustic and electric elements is wonderful – and titles include "The Peanut", "Serpentine", "Southbound", "Sunrise & Joshua Trees", and "Nowhere Not Here/Sunrise Reprise". CD

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Chris Potter Circuits TrioSunrise Reprise ... LP
Edition, New Copy ... About June 11, 2021 (delayed)
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Some of the most electric work we've ever heard from Chris Potter – a set that has him playing keyboards and sampler, in addition to his more familiar work on saxes and flute – in a group that also has James Francies on keyboards, and Eric Harland on drums! If you're a fan of Potter's acoustic modes, don't worry – the set has plenty of great tenor, soprano, clarinet, and flute – but they're set up here on long-flowing tracks that make beautiful use of the keyboards – and provide a very different setting for Potter than usual! There's a lot of warmth to the record – the balance between acoustic and electric elements is wonderful – and titles include "The Peanut", "Serpentine", "Southbound", "Sunrise & Joshua Trees", and "Nowhere Not Here/Sunrise Reprise". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sunrise Reprise ... CD 13.99

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Pyramid Trio (Roy Campbell)Ancestral Homeland ... CD
No More Records, 1998. Used ... $9.99
Pyramid Trio are Roy Campbell, William Parker and Zen Matsuura. CD
(Out of print.)

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RED Trio & Celebration BandSuite 10 Years Anniversary ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 25.99
The core RED trio works here with a very expanded lineup – one that turns their smaller-format free jazz into the mode of an improvising orchestra – all in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the trio! The group features Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass, and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums and percussion – and the door opens for many others in the Celebration Band – a lineup that includes John Butcher on tenor and soprano, Rodrigo Amado and Pedro Sousa on tenors, Sei Miguel and Luis Vicente on trumpets, Fala Mariam on trombone, Nuno Torres on alto, Matthias Stahl on vibes, and Carlos Santos on electronics. All these elements are used sparingly – so that you almost feel like the trio is still at the core, just being augmented – and titles include "Corrente", "Mais Vale", and "Ditirambo". CD

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✨✧ Elis Regina & Zimbo TrioO Fino Do Fino ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1965. Used ... $19.99
One of the first great moments on record from the legendary Elis Regina – a singer with a hell of a voice, and one that had already been winning over huge crowds in Brazil – which is probably why this album, like most of her first, was done in a live setting! The vibe here is different than the rest of those, though – as Elis sings with superb instrumentation from the Zimbo Trio – who themselves are really evolving at this point, and shading in Regina's vocals with just the right mixture of swing and darkness – a bit like Tamba Trio, but without their harmonies. The Zimbo group also get to perform instrumentally in a few spots – and titles include versions of Edu Lobo's "Cheganca", "Zambi", and "Cancao Do Amanhecer", plus "Samba Novo", "Chuva", and a great reading of "Aruanda", with hard bossa lines throughout! CD
(Out of print.)

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Cene Resnik Free Stellar Trio with Rob MazurekAge Of Chaos ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2019. Used ... $9.99
One long piece, played with searing intensity by the trio of Cene Resnik on tenor, Giorgio Pacorig on piano, and Mark Lasic on drums – joined here by Rob Mazurek on some great pocket trumpet too! The piece builds with this resonant interplay between all four forces in the quartet – and Mazurek sometimes steps back, to wait for his space, then provides just the right punctuation – in a manner that really reminds us of the way that he can be an improviser who's patient, but powerful too! CD

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Ridiculous TrioRidiculous Trio Plays The Stooges ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
The cover looks a lot like the front of the legendary Funhouse album by The Stooges – and that comparison is there for a reason – as this crazy instrumental trio serve up some really wild versions of their music! The instrumentation is spare – just heavy drums, trombone, and tuba – instruments used in a way that's surprisingly different than any sort of brass band modes – leaner, and even more on the rhythm – with some odd sort of fuzz in there somewhere that we can't place at all, but which definitely helps bring about a classic Stooges mode – as does some of the vocal phrasing through one of the horns – not singing, mind you, but this weird sort of replacement! Titles include "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "TV Eye", "No Fun", "Down On The Street", "Scene Of The Crime/Death Trip", "Not Right", and "We Will Fall". CD

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✨✧ Rio 65 TrioRio 65 Trio ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant record right from the very first note! This amazing first album by the Rio 65 Trio is a solid gem all the way through – a magical moment in the recording studio, and a record that forever changed the face of bossa! The trio features piano work by jazz legend Dom Salvador – playing in a freewheeling and open-handed style that evokes far more moods, tones, and colors than you'd get from the average bossa session – supported by drummer Edison Machado and bassist Sergio Barroso, both of whom manage to be tight and loose at the same time, grooving in modes that are simply stunning all the way through. A true treasure, and one that we'd never pass up! Filled with great cuts that include "Meu Fraco E Cafe Forte", "Farjuto", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Tem Do", "Azul Contente", "Mau Mau", and "Minha Namorada". CD

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Samba TrioSamba Pra Frente ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
One of the more obscure bossa jazz sets of the 60s – played by the lively little Samba Trio, a group who definitely live up to their name! Don't mix these guys up with the early 80s combo from Europe – as this group plays with a hard-edge groove that's heavy on romping piano lines and snapping snare – in a mode that's like more famous 60s recordings from Brazilian groups like Milton Banana Trio or Tamba Trio! And like the latter, they also harmonize a bit with their instrumentation – not on every track, but at key moments that really give the record a wonderfully moody sound. Plus, their sense of color and tone is wonderful – extremely evocative, doing a heck of a lot with just a little – in the true bossa spirit! Titles include "Arrasto", "Nana", "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce", "Canto De Ossanha", "Preciso Aprender A Ser So", "Noa Noa", and "Reza". CD

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Manfred Schoof with Yosuke Yamashita TrioDistant Thunder ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A really amazing record from trumpeter Manfred Schoof – and one that's quite different from his better-known recordings on the European scene! This set has Schoof joining in with the searing trio of Yosuke Yamashita on piano, Akira Sakata on alto, and Takeo Moriyama on drums – and mindblowing group that were setting their own standards of free jazz on the Japanese scene in the 70s, often with a very different vibe than European improvisers of the decade! Sakata is especially amazing – bold, searing, and completely on fire – in a way that seems to have Schoof rising to new heights to match his energy. The set begins with the blistering side-long track "Mitochondira" – then takes a bit of a breather, as Schoof delivers a solo take on "Round Midnight", and Yamashita performs the solo "Distant Thunder" – before full group action re-emerges on the long "Hachi". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Brandon Seabrook TrioExultations ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99
A record that really comes on with a hell of a lot of power – tight, fast drums from Gerald Cleaver – matched with fuzzy, chromatic work on guitar from Brandon Seabrook – all punctuated with work from Cooper Moore on the diddley bow! The drums and guitar are the driving engine of the record, though – and really come on with a full, pulsating sort of vibe – very kinetic in energy, and served up on a range of shorter tracks that maintain a stronger fire than if the trio were working in longer improvisations. Titles include "Dank Esseintes", "Along Comes Diddley", "Absurdities IN Bondage", "Essential Exultations", "Flexing Fetid & Fecund", and "Dark Bogs". CD

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Mike St. Shaw TrioMike St. Shaw Trio ... LP
Reprise, 1964. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker and some pen on the back. Spine has a spot of tape and a small rip.)

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✨✧ Matthew Shipp TrioPrism ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1993. Used ... $7.99
Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Whit Dickey on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Steelwool TrioInternational Front ... CD
Okka Disk, 1995. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A classic from the early days of Chicago avant powerhouse Okka Disk – a killer set that really shows the young Ken Vandermark at his best – as he takes off wonderfully here on a selection of reeds, alongside the mighty bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Curt Newton! The group didn't have the longer stamina of some of Vandermark's other projects, but is a key demonstration of the amazing creative energy he brought to Chicago right from the start – as the trio rises with tremendous improvising skills, and all three players are really at their best! The tunes are dedicated to key inspirational figures, as with other Vandermark albums of the period – a list that includes Sun Ra, Roswell Rudd, Paul Lovens, and Jimmy Blanton – and titles include "Dime Store Novel", "Tough Sledding", "Bowling Alley Roughs", "Day Job", "Another Orbit", and "No Sleeves No Service". CD

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Bobo Stenson TrioCantando ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Features Bobo Stenson on piano, Anders Jormin on bass, and Jon Falt on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Sonny Stitt with the Hank Jones TrioGood Life ... LP
Blackhawk, 1982. Sealed ... $9.99
A rock-solid late set from the great Sonny Stitt – one that features the tenorist in the kind of sharp, soulful territory that marked his famous earlier albums for Roost Records! Backings are by the trio of pianist Hank Jones – with George Duvivier on bass and Grady Tate on drums – and the tunes have this focused energy that never lets up for a minute – filled with the kind of economical but meaningful solos that both Stitt and Jones could do when they're at their best – which is definitely the case here! And as usual for both players on a record like this, the tunes are all standards, but used as a jumping-off point for very personal expression – tracks that include "Angel Eyes", "Good Life", "Body & Soul", "As Time Goes By", "My Funny Valentine", "Autumn Leaves", and "Deuce's Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



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