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Aeroplane TrioNaranja Ha (CD & DVD) ... CD
Drip Audio (Canada), 2010. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
JP Carter on trumpet and cornet, Russell Sholberg on double bass, saw and mbira, and Skye Brooks on drums and percussion. CD

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Byron Allen TrioByron Allen Trio ... CD
Calibre/ESP (Netherlands), 1965. Used ... $9.99
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
(1999 pressing.)

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Chris Anderson TrioBlues One ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1991. Used ... $29.99
Rare later work from pianist Chris Anderson – an under-recorded modernist who first made a name for himself on the Chicago scene of the 60s, but who's emerging here as a warmer, gentler soul on the keys! The set's got the feel of some of the other DIW piano trio sessions from the time – recorded in an intimate style by producer Mickey Bass – himself a jazzman, with a good ear and sensitivity to the group. Billy Higgins is on drums and Ray Drummond is on bass – and Anderson's work on the keys is beautifully captured with a subtle genius that must be heard to be fully understood. Titles include "The End Of A Beautiful Friendship", "Star Eyes", "Blues One", "Blue Bossa", and "Summer Of 42". CD
(Out of print.)

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Asian American Jazz TrioSound Circle ... CD
Evidence, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Features Kei Akagai on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Akira Tana on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Red Bahnik TrioRed Bahnik Trio Goes To Santander ... CD
Soulside/Sonorama (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $5.99 18.99
An obscure trio from the early 60s, but one who play with plenty of soul jazz in their sound – thanks to some mighty heavy work on the key of the piano from leader Red Bahnik! Red's got this sharp attack and inherently rhythmic sound that would have been right at home on early 60s Prestige Records – alongside piano gems from artists like Bobby Timmons or John Wright – yet the groove also isn't just copping American styles of the time, as they've got an unusual inflection to their rhythms – maybe some blocker styles that carve things out with a unique spirit, especially given the spacious echo used in the recording. Titles include the long originals "Fata Morgana Altamira" and "Santander" – plus "Fish This Week", "The Uptown", "Sister Sadie", and "Vacushna". CD

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Milton Banana TrioMilton Banana Trio (1965) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
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 TrioMoment ... CD
Reservoir, 1991. Used ... $9.99
Kenny Barron on piano, Victor Lewis on drums, and Rufus Reid on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny Barron with Trio Da PazCanta Brasil ... CD
Universal/Sunnyside, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features warm Brazilian rhythms from Trio Da Paz! CD

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Elsie Bianchi TrioElsie Bianchi Trio – At Chateau Fleur De Lys ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A really unusual slice of work from pianist Elsie Bianchi – not just because the tracks here have never been heard before, but also because they feature Elsie playing some Hammond, in addition to her usual piano – and the recording was also made in Atlanta, and not some of the European locales that Bianchi normally played! The tunes are often in a soulfully swinging vibe – so that even when they're numbers from an older generation, they get a cool small club combo treatment – very late 60s, with Elsie at the keys, Peter Brunner on drums – and Siro Bianchi on both bass, and some great tenor and flute! When Elsie plays the organ, she handles the bass – so Siro steps in on those tunes with very groovy work on reeds – and as usual for Bianchi, she also sings a bit too – although a good part of the set is instrumental. The material here was recorded in a Georgia nightclub in 1968, and the tapes sat in storage for years – but this late side of Bianchi's 60s career really comes to light strongly – on titles that include "Canalla", "Take Five", "Now's The Time", "Swingin Shepherd Blues", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Alice In Wonderland". CD

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Jeb Bishop TrioBishop/Kessler/Mulvenna ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A hell of a trio from the Chicago scene of the 90s – and one of the best showcases we can think of for the mighty skills of trombonist Jeb Bishop! Bishop emerged as one of the freshest voices on his instrument in years – a player who grew up during the full exposure of the free jazz generation, but who also had a great ear for earlier, especially overlooked talents on his instrument – so that Jeb is able to move back and forth between structure and freedom, notes and noise, with an imaginative capability that's maybe heard best in a trio setting like this – with bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Tim Mulvenna. The record's got a voice and power that makes us wish that Bishop was still making waves this great on the Chicago scene – and titles include "Nomads", "Pyramid", "Duress Duress", and "Big Stubby". CD

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Walter Bishop Jr TrioWhat's New ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... $19.99
Easily one of our favorite DIW piano trio sessions – an album of fluid magic from the mighty Walter Bishop Jr, supported by great rhythm from the team of Peter and Kenny Washington! Kenny Washington's drums are always a delight – playfully lyrical, in a mode that recalls some of the best Billy Higgins work of earlier years – but even better tuned to a pianist like Bishop, who can swing from serious soulful lines one minute – to shorter, sharper, more angular modes the next. Titles include "Una Mas", "Speak No Evil", "Waltz Zweetie", "Crazy She Calls Me", "I'll Remember April", and "What's New". CD
(Out of print.)

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Blood Trio (Sabir Mateen/Michael Bisio/Whit Dickey)Understory ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2013. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
Sabir Mateen on alto saxophone and clarinet, Michael Bisio on bass, and Whit Dickey on drums. CD
(Packaged in a nice LP style sleeve.)

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Larry Brown TrioDryden Street Sessions ... CD
Lush Life, 2000. Used ... $8.99
Larry Brown on piano, Hugh Johnson on bass, and Jim Gaglione on drums. CD

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Uri Caine TrioLive At The Village Vanquard ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2004. Used ... $11.99
Uri Caine on piano, Drew Gress on bass, and Ben Perowsky on drums. CD

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California Guitar TrioWhitewater ... CD
Inside Out (Germany), 2004. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Roberto Carcamo Y Sus Amigos/Trio Hermanos CarcamoAtardecer En El Salvador/El Salvador Y Su Musica ... LP
Boni (El Salvador), 1960s/Early 90s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s issue.)

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James Carter Organ TrioAt The Crossroads ... CD
Decca/EmArcy, 2011. Used ... $6.99
James Carter on saxophone, Gerard Gibbs on organ, and Leonard King Jr on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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James Carter Organ TrioOut Of Nowhere – Live At The Blue Note ... CD
Half Note, 2004. Used ... $15.99
Saxophonist James Carter leads a trio Gerard Gibbs on organ and Leonar King on drums – plus special guests Hamiet Bluiett and James Blood Ulmer! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an incredible dexterity and sensitivity in sound – much looser and more open to sudden shifts of inspiration than his music with Bradford – with accompaniment from Stanley Carter on bass and William Jeffrey on drums and percussion! The style is free, but never indulgently so – and Carter finds this way to always reach for melodic moments even at his most intense – creating the kind of magic that few other musicians might with his instruments. Titles include "Echoes From Rudolph's", "To A Fallen Poppy", "The Last Sunday", "Armin", and "Angles". 2CD set adds in a whole disc of extra material from the trio – with a 19 minute "Echoes From Rudolphs/To A Fallen Poppy", and a very long stretch of different improvised passages! CD
Also available Echoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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John Carter TrioEchoes From Rudolph's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ibedon/No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 25.99
A real lost chapter of 70s genius from reedman John Carter – a set done after his better-known recordings with Bobby Bradford, in a style that's much more spacious overall! The material features a trio – with Carter on both soprano sax and clarinet, both instruments he plays with an incredible dexterity and sensitivity in sound – much looser and more open to sudden shifts of inspiration than his music with Bradford – with accompaniment from Stanley Carter on bass and William Jeffrey on drums and percussion! The style is free, but never indulgently so – and Carter finds this way to always reach for melodic moments even at his most intense – creating the kind of magic that few other musicians might with his instruments. Titles include "Echoes From Rudolph's", "To A Fallen Poppy", "The Last Sunday", "Armin", and "Angles". 2CD set adds in a whole disc of extra material from the trio – with a 19 minute "Echoes From Rudolphs/To A Fallen Poppy", and a very long stretch of different improvised passages! CD

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Ceumar & TrioLive In Amsterdam ... CD
Mendes & Coelho (Holland), 2010. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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Chicago Underground TrioChronicle ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... $6.99
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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Thomas Clausen TrioBack 2 Basics ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2021. Used ... $9.99
Thomas Clausen on piano, Thomas Fonnesbaek on bass, and Karsten Bagge on drums. CD
(Digipack cover has a cut corner.)

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Nat King Cole TrioHit That Jive Jack ... CD
Decca, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Nat King Cole TrioJumpin At Capitol ... CD
Capitol/Rhino, Mid 40s. Used ... $1.99
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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Francesco Cusa & the Assassins/FCT Francesco Cusa TrioUncle (Giano Bifronte) ... CD
Improvvisatore Involontario/Kutmusic (Italy), 2020. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Francesco Cusa on drums, Ferdinando Romano on bass, Gianni Lenoci on piano, Giovanni Benvenuti on tenor saxophone, Valeria Sturba on voice, violin, and electronics. CD

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Mark Davidson TrioStraight Ahead ... LP
Mark Davidson, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A totally great small combo set from pianist Mark Davidson – working here with his trio, at a level that's live and very lively – clearly inspired by the best energy of the Ramsey Lewis trio of the 60s, and some of the other soulful trios on the Chicago scene! Tunes are all familiar, but given fresh arrangements, and some very deft readings by the combo! Very groovy throughout. LP, Vinyl record album

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Marc Devine TrioLate Set ... CD
ITI Records, 2020. Used ... $8.99
Marc Devine on piano, Hide Tanaka on bass, and Jackie Williams on drums. CD

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DJM TrioCave Art ... LP
Paxico (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A jazz trio, but one who serve up tunes from a whole host of different hip hop sources – instrumental readings of cuts originally served up by 9th Wonder, Jurassic 5, Pete Rock, MF Doom, and Tribe Called Quest! The setting is familiar – bass, drums, and either piano or keyboards, depending on the cut – but the group really live up to the spirit of the originals, first by using drums in a way that often feels like beats – and second by never jazzing things up too much, and often just laying in the cut and really loving the rhythms! Titles include "Shapes", "One Beer", "We Our Future", "Wordplay", "The Way You Do It", "Great Expectations", "TROY", "Let's Group", and "Koolout Ish". LP, Vinyl record album

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DJM TrioCave Art 2 ... LP
Paxico (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A second great set of cave art from the DJM Trio – a very groovy instrumental combo who turn out jazz versions of classics from the world of soul, funk, and hip hop! This time around, the trio take on cuts by Slum Village, Patrice Rushen, J Dilla, Solange, MF Doom, and others – and even turn out a cool take on a tune from the Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker video game – all done with lots of beautiful keyboard work from Dominic J Marshall, next to the bass of Sam Vicary and drums of Sam Gardner. Titles include "Sage Fado", "Strange Heart", "Cranes In The Sky/All Falls Down", "Computer Love", "Forget Me Nots", "Fantastic 3", "Cheating", "Maybe Beautiful", and "Bistro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Dodds TrioClarinet Wobble/San/Oh Lizzie/New St Louis Blues (12-inch 78rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Hot Jazz Club Of America, 1927. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Early 50s issue.)

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Kenny Drew TrioKenny Drew Trio (Riverside) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $9.99
Light and tippling magic from pianist Kenny Drew – working here in trio formation with Philly Joe Jones on drums and Paul Chambers on bass, and getting a nice degree of freedom in this early Riverside session! There's a "newness" here that continues the inroads Kenny made on his first few sides for Blue Note – a piano style that's respectful of 50s mainstream, but finds its own space without falling into too-boppish modes or easy modern traps. The set features a great reading of Kenny's classic "Weird-O", as well as his great "Blues For Nica" – and other tunes include "Caravan", "Ruby My Dear", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". CD
(Out of print.)

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Alan Evans TrioElephant Head ... LP
Vintage League, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Heavy funk from drummer Alan Evans – stepping out here with a groove that's a bit grittier than some of his previous work, in a setting that's nicely lean and stripped-down throughout! The trio features Danny Mayer on guitar, plus lots of keyboards from Kris Yunker – who plays Hammond, Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keys on the set – but still in a way that lets the funky drums and guitar lead the grooves, instead of drenching the whole thing in too much complicated keyboard play! There's a nice edge to the record throughout – and titles include "Book It", "Midnight Mirage", "Strangest Thing", "The Hitchhiker", "Birth Of Peace", and "Route 68". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On December 31, 2022
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! Street date TBA.)
Also available Bill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
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! CD features bonus tracks – "Beautiful Love", "My Foolish Heart", and "One For Helen". CD

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Xaver Fischer TrioDumidum ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $5.99 18.98
It's been many years since we've last heard from keyboardist Xaver Fischer – but it's been well worth the wait! Fischer's got a sweet way with a keyboard like that few others can match – and this set smokes like the best of the 70s – maybe even more so at times, given that the trio setting is a lot more stripped-down than most keyboards were using back in the day! All music is played live – with bass and drums alongside the keys – and that gives the whole thing a spontaneous, loose sort of energy that's quite different than other keyboard records of this nature. A few rhythms show a new love of 80s modes, but these are nicely placed amidst some earlier modes – and as before, there's a great mix of spacey and warm throughout. Titles include "Dumdidum", "Concerto For Square Wave", "The Day Before Tomorrow", "Surf N Turf", "Nemo's New Portable Organ", "Saws & Noises", and "The Last Blues". CD

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Ella Fitzgerald/Tommy Flanagan TrioMontreux 77 ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Ella Fitzgerald swings it nicely with the Tommy Flanagan Trio – a small group on the date for backup, but one who give this Montreux performance almost as much bounce as Ella's 70s live dates with a bigger ensemble! Tommy seems to have a bit more punch in his piano than usual, and Fitzgerald really makes great use of that quality – hanging her groove on his bold lines nicely, with support from Keter Betts on bass and Bobby Durham on drums. Titles include "Day By Day", "Billie's Bounce", "Too Close For Comfort", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "One Note Samba", and "Ordinary Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, with a small name in marker at the top right corner.)

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Slim Gaillard TrioScotchin' With The Soda/Cement Mixer (Put-ti Put-ti) ... 78 RPM
Cadet, 1946. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Ganelin TrioEncores (CDr on demand pressing) ... CD
Leo (UK), 1994. Used ... $9.99
Vyacheslav Ganelin on piano, keyboards, percussion, and electric guitar, Vladimir Chekasin on basset horn, alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, ocarina, pipes, voice, and percussion and Vladimir Tarasov on drums, percussion and bells. CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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Robert Glasper TrioMoods (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 49.99
The first-ever album from pianist Robert Glasper – the start of a huge legacy in jazz, and an album that has him already finding his own voice as a musician! The sound is fantastic throughout – with a core trio that has Glasper able to carve out all those blocky moments that he does so well – almost like you can really hear him breaking down and rebuilding his own soulful conception of jazz – with help from Bob Hurst on bass and Damion Reid on drums – both well-matched players who really help the album sparkle! There's lots of surprises along the way, too – vocals from Bilal on two cuts, and occasional tenor, either from Marcus Strickland or John Ellis – although the sound of the trio is more than enough. Titles include a stunning reworking of "Maiden Voyage" – and the originals "In Passing", "LNK Blues", "Don't Close Your Eyes", "Lil Tipsy", and "Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stephane Grappelli & The Diz Disley TrioViolinspiration ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Sweet sounds from Stephane Grappelli – working here in a very cool combo that features twin guitars from Ike Issacs and Diz Disley, plus bass from the great Isla Eckinger too! The guitars are acoustic and electric, but often used together in kind of a gypsy swing sort of mode – recalling Grappelli's classic work with Django, but updated nicely too – thanks both to the recording style, and the slightly more open-ended format of the tunes. Amazingly, Grappelli plays a bit of Fender Rhodes on the record too – and titles include "Hot Lips", "Joy", "Shine", "Lover Come Back To Me", and "Solitude". CD

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Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (snowstorm vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99 On September 16, 2022
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! "Snowstorm" colored vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, September 16.

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Tord Gustavsen TrioBeing There ... CD
ECM, 2007. Used ... $8.99
Tord Gustavsen on piano – with Harald Johnsen on double bass, and Jarle Vespestad on drums. CD
(Includes slipcase. Sticker over barcode.)

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Jeff Hamilton TrioSymbiosis ... CD
Capri, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Jeff Hamilton on drums, Christoph Luty on bass, and Tamir Hendelman on piano. CD

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✨✧ Billy Hart TrioLive At The Cafe Damberd ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2009. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful trio date from Billy Hart – one that has the famous drummer joined in a trio by two younger players – bassist Martin Zenker and tenorist Johannes Enders! The mix of drums, bass, and tenor is really compelling right from the get-go – and the bass and drums are especially nice, coming together in these masterful rhythms that are filled with a lot more soul than we remember from Billy Hart – providing plenty great grounding to let Enders really take off with his solos. There's a solidity here that has us respecting Billy Hart in a whole new way – and titles include "Re-Traning", "Soul Multi", "Rent A Ent", "Please Stop Me Now", and "Voyage". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through digipack spine.)
Also available Live At The Cafe Damberd ... CD 9.99

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Billy Hart TrioLive At The Cafe Damberd ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $9.99
A beautiful trio date from Billy Hart – one that has the famous drummer joined in a trio by two younger players – bassist Martin Zenker and tenorist Johannes Enders! The mix of drums, bass, and tenor is really compelling right from the get-go – and the bass and drums are especially nice, coming together in these masterful rhythms that are filled with a lot more soul than we remember from Billy Hart – providing plenty great grounding to let Enders really take off with his solos. There's a solidity here that has us respecting Billy Hart in a whole new way – and titles include "Re-Traning", "Soul Multi", "Rent A Ent", "Please Stop Me Now", and "Voyage". CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)
Also available Live At The Cafe Damberd ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ John Hart Trio with Joe LockeStandards – Green & Blue ... CD
Hep (UK), 2006. Used ... $9.99
John Hart on guitar, Bill Moring on bass, and Tim Horner on drums, joined by Joe Locke on vibraphone. CD

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Fred Hersch TrioWhirl ... CD
Palmetto, 2010. Used ... $7.99
Very poetic work from pianist Fred Hersch – a set that still shows off some of his more modern leanings, but also feels very personal, almost visual at times! Hersch wrote most of the tunes himself – including "Snow Is Falling", "Skipping", "Mandevilla", "Whirl", "Sad Poet", and "Still Here" – and the trio features bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson. Other tracks include "Mrs Parker Of KC", "Blue Midnight", and "You're My Everything". CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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Ferg Ireland TrioFerg Ireland Trio Vol 1 ... LP
Monde Green (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $9.99
A really freewheeling trio from the UK – not Ireland, as you might expect from the leader's name – the great bassist Ferg Ireland, who works real magic here at the head of a group that also features Nathaniel Facey on alto and James Madden on drums! At first glance, you might think of the set as being in the territory of the Sonny Rollins trio experiments at the end of the 50s – but the group here often puts rhythm first, with Ferg very much in the lead on bass at many points – on these tracks that have all these angular qualities, but always in a forward-moving way – one that unlocks even more great angles and edges in the alto sax lines. Titles include the long tracks "Confession" and "Stay Broke". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ferg Ireland Trio Vols 1 & 2 ... CD 7.99

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Ferg Ireland TrioFerg Ireland Trio Vol 2 ... LP
Monde Green (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $9.99
A really freewheeling trio from the UK – not Ireland, as you might expect from the leader's name – the great bassist Ferg Ireland, who works real magic here at the head of a group that also features Nathaniel Facey on alto and James Madden on drums! At first glance, you might think of the set as being in the territory of the Sonny Rollins trio experiments at the end of the 50s – but the group here often puts rhythm first, with Ferg very much in the lead on bass at many points – on these tracks that have all these angular qualities, but always in a forward-moving way – one that unlocks even more great angles and edges in the alto sax lines. Titles include "Lips", "When You Know", "Mel's Mood", and "Ludwick Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ferg Ireland TrioFerg Ireland Trio Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Monde Green (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $7.99
A really freewheeling trio from the UK – not Ireland, as you might expect from the leader's name – the great bassist Ferg Ireland, who works real magic here at the head of a group that also features Nathaniel Facey on alto and James Madden on drums! At first glance, you might think of the set as being in the territory of the Sonny Rollins trio experiments at the end of the 50s – but the group here often puts rhythm first, with Ferg very much in the lead on bass at many points – on these tracks that have all these angular qualities, but always in a forward-moving way – one that unlocks even more great angles and edges in the alto sax lines. Titles include "Lips", "When You Know", "Mel's Mood", "Ludwick Blues", "Confession", "Stay Broke", and "Fruit Fly". CD
Also available Ferg Ireland Trio Vol 1 ... LP 9.99

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Jazz A La Mode TrioLess Is More ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99
A sweet Italian combo, and one who's got a very classic soul jazz sort of feel – a 60s-styled blend of Hammond and tenor that's mighty nice, and very much in the spirit of the vintage look of the cover! The record's got a great no-nonsense feel – just the right production to fit the group's soaring organ lines and hard-biting saxophone – spun out here over a host of classics from 60s, plus a few tasty originals too. The combo features Fabio Nobile on drums – who you might know from previous work in a more contemporary style – plus Sam Gambarini on Hammond, Alessandro Scala on tenor, and some guest trumpet from Marco Tamburini. Titles include "Bus Ride", "Money In The Pocket", "Fire Eater", "Funkallero", "Mambo In", "This I Dig Of You", and "Alligator Boogaloo". 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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Joe-Herb Trio1-2-3 Live! ... LP
123, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Joe-Herb Trio is Joe Marino on guitar and vocals, Herb Payson on piano, and Gil Martinez on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(CD is 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
We always love the basswork of Joelle Leandre, and finds that she can really bring something special to a session – which is definitely the case here in a double-length set of trio recordings with Matt Maneri on viola and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion! It's a bit hard to describe in words, but Leandre has this way of soundshaping on her instrument that's always very human and personal, even when moving into more abstract territory – something we can't always say for Maneri, but which is definitely part of his performance here – as the three musicians work on these spacious tracks that really take their time to find the right mode, with all sorts of unusual sonic elements that bubble through the improvisations in a wonderful way! CD1 features eight live tracks, all numbered titles of "Wild Lightness" – and CD2 features ten studio numbers, all numbered as "Bright Dance". CD

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Keystone TrioHeart Beats ... CD
Milestone, 1996. Used ... $9.99
Features John Hicks on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, disc has a promo stamp.)

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Keystone TrioNewklear Music – The Songs Of Sonny Rollins ... CD
Milestone, 1997. Used ... $8.99
John Hicks on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on CD.)

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Kid Ory's Creole Band/Johnny Wittwer TrioWorld Famous Kid Ory - Johnny Wittwer Sessions (10-inch) ... LP
Jazzman, Mid 40s. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Dark green label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and small seam splits.)

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Steve Kuhn TrioQuiereme Mocho ... CD
Sunnyside, 2005. Used ... $9.99
Steve Kuhn on piano, David Finek on bass, and Al Foster on drums. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Kumasi TrioFanti Guitar In West Africa 1928 – Vol 1 ... LP
Asherah, 1928. New Copy ... $15.99
Two guitars and percussion – working together here in an unusual representation of West African music – in early recordings that came to lay the basis for the highlife sound to come! The set brings together rare early 78rpm singles from this trio from the Ghanian city of Kumasi – an early musical export to the wider world, thanks to the strengths of the Regal Zonophone label – who did a great job of capturing the instrumental and vocal interplay of the group! Titles include "Adjuah Adaziwah (parts 1 & 2)", "Opuhim Wuara", "Pen Pen Sin", "Yaw Donkor", "Womma Onye Bi", "Amponsah (parts 1 & 2)", and "Banasko Na Kewsi Ayaw". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of the Hammond, and remind us again what a massive younger talent he is on the instrument! If you like the group's funky 45s, you'll find yourself really loving this live set – and the whole thing's only got us eager to keep on following the great growth of this group. Titles include a sweet remake of the Curtis Mayfield tune "Move On Up" – plus "Concussion", "I Don't Want To Play That", "Tacoma Block Party", "South Leo St Stomp", and "Memphis". CD

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive In Loveland (pink vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Colemine, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
Maybe the sharpest, funkiest album to date from the great jazz organist Delvon Lamarr – a live set that was done at the Colemine headquarters – but handled with a vibe that makes the whole thing feel like some small club date from the east coast from the 60s Hammond hero generation! Delvon is a monster on the keys – graced with as much a sense of pedal basslines as deft solo work on the keys – alongside support from Jimmy James on guitar and David McGraw on drums – partners in the rock-solid trio that's got to be one of the best funky jazz groups in the world! Tracks are all nice and long – and titles include "Love Land", "Ain't It Funky Now", "Tacoma Black Party", "Move On Up", "You Know When I'm Right Or Wrong", "Memphis", and "Can I Change My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Thierry Lang TrioBetween A Smile & Tears (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
TCB/PJL (Japan), 1991. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
Thierry Lang on piano, Ivor Malherbe on bass, and Marcel Papaux on drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Le Trio CamaraLe Trio Camara ... CD
Saravah/Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99 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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Junior Mance Trio & Eric AlexanderGroovin' Blues ... CD
M&I (Japan), 2002. Used ... $24.99
The blues are definitely grooving here – delivered from a strong soul jazz perspective, thanks to the mighty piano of Junior Mance, the sharp drums of Idris Muhammad, and the well-focused bass of Chip Jackson! In fact, the trio's so great at the start, we're almost surprised when tenorist Eric Alexander makes a few appearances on the record – using his deep-toned tenor to flesh out the sound even more, and maybe even unlock a bit more lyricism in Junior's piano! The tunes are a nice mix of jazz standards and postwar R&B numbers, which keeps things interesting – and titles include "Lonely Avenue", "Blues In The Closet", "Blueberry Hill", "Night Train", "I Got My Mojo Workin", "All Blues", and "Bag's Groove". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, which has some wear and small tears and tape remnants on the back)

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Michael Marcus TrioSoulifications ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 2006. Used ... $11.99
Michael Marcus on tenor sax, saxello, and Bb clarinet, Tarus Mateen on bass and vocals, and Nasheet Waits on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Koichi Matsukaze TrioAt The Room 427 ... CD
Alm/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
A beautifully bold presentation of the saxophone genius of Koichi Matsukaze – working here in a loose, lean trio setting that offers up a mix of spiritual currents and freer improvisations – very much in the best spirit of the New York scene of the loft jazz years, but much more obscure – given that the album was originally issued on the small indie label Alm in Japan! Matsukaze plays both alto and tenor, and the trio format features some especially wonderful work from Koichi Yamazaki on bass – a player who really keeps the deeper currents of the music strong, and also delivers some fantastic solo work himself! The final member of the trio is drummer Ryojiro Furusawa – who can move between powerful bursts and more subtle moments with effortless ease – as the group make their way through long tracks that include "Acoustic Chicken", "Little Drummer", "Theme Of Seikatsu Kojyo Inaki", and "Lover Man". CD

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Koichi Matsukaze TrioAt The Room 427 ... LP
Alm/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A beautifully bold presentation of the saxophone genius of Koichi Matsukaze – working here in a loose, lean trio setting that offers up a mix of spiritual currents and freer improvisations – very much in the best spirit of the New York scene of the loft jazz years, but much more obscure – given that the album was originally issued on the small indie label Alm in Japan! Matsukaze plays both alto and tenor, and the trio format features some especially wonderful work from Koichi Yamazaki on bass – a player who really keeps the deeper currents of the music strong, and also delivers some fantastic solo work himself! The final member of the trio is drummer Ryojiro Furusawa – who can move between powerful bursts and more subtle moments with effortless ease – as the group make their way through long tracks that include "Acoustic Chicken", "Little Drummer", "Theme Of Seikatsu Kojyo Inaki", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful 2LP pressing, with obi!)
Also available At The Room 427 ... CD 19.99

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Koichi Matzukaze Trio & Toshiyuki DaitokuEarth Mother ... CD
Alm/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
An important early album from saxophonist Koichi Matsukaze – maybe not one of the biggest names in Japanese jazz during the 70s, but certainly one of that scene's most striking players! The approach here is quite spiritual – long, open tracks that pulsate strongly – thanks to work on Fender Rhodes and piano from Toshiyuki Daitoku, bass from Tamio Kawabata, and drums from Ryojiro Furusawa – all players that hew to the rhythm as strongly as Coltrane's rhythm section might have in the 70s – and who really let their leader soar to the skies, with magnificent solos on flute, alto, and tenor sax! The music is quite exploratory, but never too far outside – that perfect balance from the post-Coltrane generation – and titles include "Images In Alone", "Don't Worry About Tenor Saxophone", "Earth Mother", and "Zekatsuma Selbst". CD

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Sergio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag (aka Brasil 65) ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Nice early stuff from Sergio – also issued as the album Brazil 65 on Capitol! That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Nando Michelin TrioDouende ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent, 2006. Used ... $9.99
Features Nando Michelin on piano, Richie Barshay on drums and percussion, and an early appearance by Esperanza Spalding on bass! CD

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Keitaro Miho Trio + 1Epicurus 3 – The Good Life ... LP
Yamaha (Japan), Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
With Keitaro Miho on piano, Nobuyuki Aoshima on bass, Tadao Shimada on drums, and Shinji Hashimoto on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi and insert. Obi has some small aged spots and a vintage price sticker in back.)

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Eddie Miller with Johnny Varro TrioStreet Of Dreams ... CD
Delmark, 1982. Used ... $5.99
Eddie Miller on tenor saxophone, Johnny Varro on piano, Ray Leatherwood on bass, and Gene Estes on drums. CD

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Giovanni Mirabassi New York Trio with Tatiana Eva-MarieSound Of Love – A Tribute To Michel Legrand ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
A warmly intimate take on the music of Michel Legrand – one that takes all the majesty of his famous compositions, and brings them down to the level of a jazz trio with vocalist – all with a sound that's really beautiful throughout! Unlike other projects of this nature, Tatiana Eva-Marie sings the originals lyrics in French, not the later translations that showed up on the American market – a quality that really gives the record a special vibe – as does the work of Giovanni Mirabassi on piano, recorded here with surprising use of echo that really gives the whole album a very moody feel. Other players include Alexander Claffy on bass and Joe Peri on drums – and titles include "Un Ete 42", "Chanson De Maxence", "Amour Amour Je T'Aime Tant", "La Valse Des Lilas", "Les Moulins De Mon Coeur", and "Watch What Happens" – plus Mirabassi's own "The Sound Of Love", a tribute to Legrand. CD

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✨✧ Charnett Moffett TrioLive ... CD
Motema, 2021. Used ... $9.99
Special promo only live release with five tracks, plus three more radio edits! CD
(CDr release.)

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✨✧ Tonu Naissoo Electric TrioDifferent Directions ... LP
Frotee (Netherlands), 2022. New Copy ... $26.99 32.99
Tonu Naissoo's been making records for many years as a key player on the Estonian scene – but this is his first-ever all-electric set – a cooking little album that has Tonu stepping out on Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Moog, and other keyboards! The rhythms are great, and the whole thing's got a vibe that's very much right up there with a classic keyboard album from years back – the kind of open-ended, really creative session that allows the leader to do all sorts of great things with the electric energy, while still being able to groove! Titles include "Blue Rider", "Lazy Day", "Expedition", "Lucky U", "Harvest Time", and "Lovely Moments". LP, Vinyl record album

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Milton Nascimento & Jobim TrioNovas Bossas ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... $9.99
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.)
Also available Novas Bossas (Brazilian pressing) ... CD 11.99

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Milton Nascimento & Jobim TrioNovas Bossas (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $11.99
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, digipack case has some light edgewear.)
Also available Novas Bossas ... CD 9.99

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Larry Novak TrioInvitation ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... $4.99
The first album in many years from pianist Larry Novak – a Chicago pianist who worked with giants like Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan many decades back, and who's remained a committed stylist after all these years! In fact, the set's got a depth of feeling and sensitivity that might be more common in a younger player – a lyrical beauty that's extremely captivating, and which has a vibrancy that hardly belies Larry's age at all – so much so, we had to make sure we had the right CD in the player when writing up this review! Part of the album's strength is the rhythm duo – which features superb bass from Eric Hochberg, who seems born to work with Novak – and drums from Rusty Jones, who often still lets Novak set the pace. Titles include "Minority", "Very Early", "Nobody Else But Me", "The Touch Of Your Lips", and "The Days Of Wine & Roses". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Gilson Peranzzetta TrioAlegria De Viver ... CD
Lumiar (Brazil), 1997. Used ... $8.99
Nice batch of piano trio tracks, recorded with a moody modern feel, and with a groove that's far beyond bossa, even though there's a lot of bossa compositions in the set list. Pianis Gilson Peranzzetta leads the trio, and he's got a rich lyrical style that moves straight ahead, but with a lot of flourishes from time to time. He's backed only by bass and drums, and the trio fits together comfortably on this easy batch of jazz and bossa material that contains versions of "Casa Forte", "Sampa", "Rio", "Minha Saudade", "Garota De Ipanema", "Influencia Do Jazz", and "Balanco Zona Azul". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jon Petersen TrioJon Petersen Trio In Concert ... LP
John Peterson, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
An obscure trio set from Michigan pianist Jon Petersen – recorded live in Muskegon during the late 70s. Petersen plays acoustic piano, and has a dramatic touch on the keys that makes you think he might well have more suited playing classical – although he does manage to swing enough when the moment is right. Titles include "The In Crowd", "You Are My Sunshine", "Misty", and "It's A Raggy Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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Esa Pietila TrioTravel Of Fulica Atra ... CD
Fiasko (Finland), 2007. Used ... $9.99
Esa Pietila on tenor saxophone, Ulf Krokfors on bass and whistle, and Markku Ounaskari on drums and percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberta Piket TrioSpeak, Memory ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2000. Used ... $8.99
Roberta Piket on piano, Masa Kamaguchi on bass, and Jeff Williams on drums. CD

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PLS TrioCosmonauts ... CD
Dot Time, 2021. Used ... $1.99
Pier Luigi Salami on piano and synthesizer, Martin D Fowler on bass and synth bass, Shawn Crowder on drums and percussion. CD

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Chris Potter Circuits TrioSunrise Reprise ... CD
Edition, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 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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Samuel Quinto TrioSalsa' N Jazz ... CD
Samuel Quinto, 2000s. Used ... $8.99
Samuel Quinto on piano, Marcos Borges on bass, and Manuel Santiesteban on drums. CD

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✨✧ Steve Reid/New Life TrioVisions Of The Third Eye ... LP
Mustevic/Early Future/Finders Keepers (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99 On June 24, 2022
A lesser-known set from groundbreaking drummer Steve Reid – issued on his Mustevic Sound label after the classic Rhythmatism and Nova sets! Reid's playing here with the New Life trio – a group that features his drum work next to the guitar of Brandon Ross and heavy bass of David Wertman – who'd done some great work of his own for the same label. The tunes have a very rhythmic pulse – especially the bass and drum work – and the guitar seems to move around the top of the tunes, almost of its own accord. Titles include "Chinese Rock", "Egypt Rock", "Empty Streets", "Sculpture", and "Love Cipher". LP, Vinyl record album
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Gonzalo Rubalcaba TrioDiz ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1993. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful tribute to Dizzy Gillespie – featuring songs penned by Diz, or played by him famously – presented by the fluid fingers of Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who takes Gillespie's inspiration into a whole new realm with his trio! Rubalcaba's got lots of sharp notes on hand – able to create these little corners of sound while still moving forward – spurred on by the deft drum work of Julio Barreto, who's work on the album is mighty nice too. Ron Carter's bass rounds out the set, and brings in some sensitive moments that really balance the record nicely – and titles include "Hot House", "Night In Tunisia", "I Remember Clifford", "Smooch", "Con Alma", and "Woody N You". CD
(Out of print and still sealed. Includes obi.)

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Michel Sardaby TrioNight Cap ... LP
Disques Debs (France), 1970. Near Mint- ... $43.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by Parisian pianist Michel Sardaby – a rare 1970 session that features his piano alongside bass by Percy Heath and drums by Connie Kay of the MJQ! The groove here is strong and powerful – with a depth that shows Sardaby really growing tremendously as a writer, and working through some extremely inventive ideas on the keys. The album's got a richly flowing quality that showcases Sardaby's deep well of soulful imagination – especially on the original tracks "Traveling On", "Night Cap", "I'm Free Again", "Maya", and "Nile Voyage". But on this set, even a version of "Satin Doll" sounds pretty darn hip! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Century, with obi!)

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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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George Shearing Trio500 Miles High ... LP
MPS, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A groovy overseas date from George Shearing – one of those special 70s sessions on MPS, which always seem to sparkle than his work on other labels! The group includes Louis Stewart on guitar and Niels Henning Orsted Pederson on bass – on titles that include "Old Folks", "Jordu", "Cheryl", "500 Miles High", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – KUX 137 P.)

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Sheboblou TrioWhat Is This Thing Called Love/These Foolish Things ... 78 RPM
Chord, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Featuring Lou Stein (piano), Shelly Manne (drums), Bob Carter (bass). 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Soul Bossa TrioSoul Bossa Trio ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1995. Used ... $6.99
Classic work from the Japanese combo Soul Bossa Trio – one of the first 90s groups to really return to the root of the bossa generation – stepping out here in one of their few releases in the US! There's a very basic groove to the record – and the set's got a slight undercurrent of soul jazz too – at a level that not only makes it one of the best introductions to the group, but also a perfect fit for American release on Ubiquity too! Titles include their great remake of Sivuca's arrangement of "Ain't No Sunshine", plus "Bayu Bayu", "Call Me Mr. Vibes", "Mambo Parisienne", "Poochie", and "A Holiday In South Zone". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Soul Bossa TrioTouch & Go EP ... CD
Wildjumbo (Japan), 1997. Used ... $6.99
5 track e.p. – with 5 different mixes of the groovy bossa groover "Touch & Go". There's an original version, a radio mix, and 3 remixes by Koichi Matsumoto and Tomoyuki Tanaka. Groovy single of one of their nicest tracks of the past few years. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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Space Jazz Trio (Enrico Pieranunzi/Enzo Pietropaoli/Fabrizio Sferra)Meridies (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Gala/PJL (Japan), 1988. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
Enrico Pieranunzi on piano and vocals, Enzo Pietropaoli on bass, and Fabrizio Sferra on drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson TrioGet Out Of Town ... CD
Imaginary, 2010. Used ... $4.99
Michael Jefry Stevens on piano, Tim Ferguson on bass, and Jeff Siegel on drums CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Luke Stewart's Silt TrioBottom ... CD
Cuneiform, 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Bassist Luke Stewart is fast becoming one of our favorite talents on his instrument in recent years – an artist who first grabbed our ears with his work in Irreversible Entanglements, but who seems even better suited to stand out front as a leader! The performance of the trio here is wonderful – complex, but organic – very rhythmic, but also never tied to the groove – maybe a bit in the spirit of the UK group Ill Considered at times, but with a direction that's very much its own! In addition to Stewart on bass, the always-amazing Chad Taylor is on drums – really given the space here to remind us how brilliant he can be – and the group also features Brian Settles on tenor, carving out these really beautiful lines over the top. Titles include "Roots", "Angles", "Reminiscence", "Circles", and "Dream House". CD
 
 
 



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