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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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Thiago Almeida TrioUneracao Vital ... CD
Thiago Almeida (Brazil), 2018. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Alexander Von SchlippenbachField ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
The album's a very open field of improvisation – served up here by a great lineup that has the piano of Alexander Von Schlippenbach joining the trio of Rodrigo Amado on tenor, Miguel Mira on cello, and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums! Although a guest, Schlippenbach makes his presence instantly known – and almost gives the whole proceedings an ICP sort of energy, with all sorts of wonderfully angular lines, served up with that thoughtfully spacious sort of quality that always makes his work on the piano so unique! Amado's almost trying to catch up and run past Alexander at times – not too much, but really stretching himself nicely in the presence of the older improvisational master – who clearly has an impact on the rest of the group too. The set features one long improvisation, "The Field" – which runs for 56 minutes in length. CD

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Fred Anderson TrioLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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✨✧ Baroque Jazz TrioBaroque Jazz Trio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful stuff – and one of the most stunning jazz albums ever recorded – a blinding mix of harpsichord, cello, and Indian percussion – with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album was the brainchild of the cross-culturally fertile Saravah records at the end of the 60s – home to experimental work by Brigitte Fontaine, Barney Wilen, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and others. From the start, the group wanted to work in a boundary-less territory that really pushed the limits of jazz – drawing in inspiration from world music, and working in a style they called "baroque", to emphasize the bizarreness of their project. Given the heavy use of tabla on the set, the album's got a really driving rhythmic component – making for some funky numbers that have been sought-after jazz-dance tracks for years. And the role of the harpsichord is surprisingly strong – played in almost modal lines, but with a hesitating, lilting groove that's quite different to similar use of the piano at the time. Titles include "Delhi Daily", "Chandigardh", "Latin Baroque", "Zoma", and "Cesar Go Back Home". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Largo" and "Orientasie". CD

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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

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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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Richie Beirach TrioNo Borders ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2002. Used ... $16.99
Richie Beirach on piano, Gregor Huebner on violin, George Mraz on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. CD

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Espen Berg TrioBolge ... CD
Odin (Norway), 2018. Used ... $9.99
With Espen Berg on piano, Barour Reinert Poulsen on bass, and Simon Olderskog Albertsen on drums. CD

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Espen Berg TrioFree To Play ... CD
Odin (Norway), 2019. Used ... $9.99
Espen Berg on piano, Barour Reinert Poulsen on double bass, and Simon Olderskog Albertsen on drums. CD

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Ignacio Berroa TrioStraight Ahead From Havana ... CD
Codes Drum Music, 2017. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $0.99
... CD
(Sticker on digipack spine.)

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Hadda Brooks TrioMinuet In G Boogie/It All Depends On You ... 78 RPM
Modern Hollywood, 1947. Very Good ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has sticker remnants.)

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Ray Brown Trio With Ralph MooreMoore Makes 4 ... CD
Concord, 1990. Used ... $5.99
We're not normally great fans of the Ray Brown Trio, but this album's a corker – thanks to some great tenor work by Ralph Moore! Moore's a the height of his powers here – blowing with an easy soulfulness that recalls the classic late 50s work of Hank Mobley. His presence on the set really opens things up – and althoguh Brown's trio is more than fine, and Gene Harris' piano is always a treat, it's really Moore's tenor work that makes this album a gem. Titles are mostly standards, but done with imagination – and titles include "The Champ", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Like Someone In Love", "Quasimoto", "Ralph's Boogie", and "SOS". CD

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Greg Burk TrioChecking In ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 2002. Used ... $8.99
Greg Burk on piano, Jonathan Robinson on bass, and Bob Moses on drums. CD

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✨✧ John Buzon TrioCha Cha On The Rocks ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
John Buzon's second swinging organ trio record, with the group's great mix of organ, sax, and drums wailing away on a host of Cha Cha stuff. Cool cover too, with a dancing couple perched atop a Martini glass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal at the top left corner.)

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✨✧ George Cables TrioNight & Day ... CD
DIW (Japan), Used ... $28.99
A lovely little set from George Cables – quite expressive work on piano, but in ways that are a bit different from some of his American records at the time! George takes strong advantage of the open, sympathetic format of the DIW trio series here – and works wonderfully in a group that features Cecil McBee on bass and Billy Hart on drums – both players who move easily with Cables into whatever space he leads throughout the set. Some times have a warmly sentimental approach, others are a bit more freewheeling – and George really delights our ears with his range of tones and timings in the set. Titles include "Very Early", "Three Views Of A Secret", "I Love You", "Doxy", "Grear Is Here", and "Ebony Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ron Carter TrioSo What ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $6.99
Features Ron Carter on bass, Kenny Barron on piano, and Lewis Nash on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Stanley Cowell TrioClose To You Alone ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... $14.99
With Cowell on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Mark Davidson TrioStraight Ahead ... LP
Mark Davidson, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $11.99
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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Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell TrioConstellations ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1995. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $6.99
Dave Douglas on trumpet, Brad Schoeppach on guitar, and Jim Black on drums. CD
(Still sealed!)

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 24, 2021
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

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On April 29, 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!)

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Svein Finnerud TrioThoughts ... LP
Prisma/Rune Grammafon (Norway), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... About October 22, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Flow Trio with Joe McPheeWinter Garden ... CD
ESP, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99
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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✨✧ Takashi Furuya with the Yoshiaki Otsuka TrioSolitude ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Beautifully moody vocal work from Japanese singer Takashi Furuya – recorded with that special Three Blind Mice label sound of the 70s, which means that the record feels a lot different than more mainstream vocal jazz material of the time! Furuya's got this way of stretching out a word that's really great – very unusual phrasing that makes his interpretations of the tunes sound unlike anyone else we can think of – especially given the very spare, very gentle backing he receives from the trio of pianist Yoshiaki Otsuka, which also includes some guest guitar work from Kazuhiko Takeda. Titles include "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Solitude", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "At Long Last Love", and "Spring Is Here". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Great Jazz TrioGreat Jazz Trio At The Village Vanguard Again ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
The Village Vanguard seemed to be one of the greatest settings for the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – as the venue really let them stretch out in the kind of loose, open lines that made their 70s albums so great! This set's the 3rd that the trio recorded at the Vanguard – and it's very much in the best spirit of its predecessors – gently soulful, with a strong focus on the individual talents of the players, yet nary a moment of overindulgence. The set includes 5 long tracks – "Hi Fly", "Sophisticated Lady", "Wave", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". CD

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (peppermint vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
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 – peppermint-colored vinyl pressing! Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!)

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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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Johnny Guarnieri TrioFirebird/Hangover ... 78 RPM
Savoy, 1945. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Mats Gustafsson TrioMouth Eating Trees & Related Activities ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
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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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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Elmo Hope Sextet And TrioHomecoming! ... CD
Riverside, 1961/1992. Used ... $12.99
A great little album that Hope made upon his return to the east coast in the early 60s – not too long before he passed away. Half the tunes are cut with a sextet that features Blue Mitchell, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath – and the other are cut with a trio that features Hope, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones, who provide the rhythm for the sextet tunes. The mix of settings is about half and half – and titles include "Moe Jr", "La Berthe", "Eyes So Beautiful", and "One Mo Blues". It's great to hear Hope back with horns, after cutting so many trio sides during this point in his life – and his unique style on the keys is still matched nicely with the larger group of players. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Ferg Ireland TrioFerg Ireland Trio Vol 1 ... LP
Monde Green (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99
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 14.99

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Ferg Ireland TrioFerg Ireland Trio Vol 2 ... LP
Monde Green (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99
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 ... $14.99
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 16.99

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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
Also available J Ann C Trio At Tan Tar A (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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J Ann C TrioJ Ann C Trio At Tan Tar A (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Burdland/Modern Harmonic, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available J Ann C Trio At Tan Tar A ... CD 15.99

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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
(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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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, CRC pressing.)

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Kingston TrioCollectors Series ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Kingston TrioLast Month Of The Year ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A goofy cover, but a surprisingly great Christmas album – fresher than most from the time, and filled with unusual tunes! The trio nicely get past the usual Christmas standards on most of these numbers – and present a number of older traditional tunes in a new 60s folk sort of mode – one cast in acoustic guitar and warmer harmonies, sung with the same good spirits you might know from the group's bigger hits. Titles include "Sing We Noel", "Mary Mild", "Bye Bye Thou Little Tiny Child", "Goodnight My Baby", "Go Where I Send Thee", and "A Round About Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a a half split top seam, some aging, and surface wear on the back.)

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis TrioUpendo Ni Pamoja ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good- ... $5.99
Sublime electric work from Ramsey Lewis! Ramsey's working here with his hip 70s group that included Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton, and he's playing some fantastic electric piano – a blend of funky grooves and soulful spiritualism, stripped down into a sound that's one of his leanest and cleanest of the decade! The album's got some great funky covers, like "Collage", "Slipping Into Darkness" and "People Make the World Go Round" – plus the nice groover "Upendo Ni Pamoja". LP, Vinyl record album

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Edu Lobo with The Tamba TrioEdu Lobo Por Edu Lobo ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest early albums from Edu Lobo – a groundbreaking set that has Lobo's vocals and guitar backed with sublime sounds from the Tamba Trio! As on their own records, the Tamba Trio harmonize wonderfully – letting Edu's vocals take the lead, but supporting him with those heavenly, airy tones that we totally love. The trio also provides instrumental backing too – a blend of bossa piano, bass, and drums – used strongly to emphasize the best moments in Lobo's compositions, in ways that hint at some of the more baroque turns his music would take in the 70s. There's a mix of ambitious sound and personal expression here that's simply breathtaking – and the album still features some of the best readings ever of Lobo tunes like "Boranda", "Reza", "Cheganca", and "Zambi". Other titles include "Em Tempo De Adues", "Cancao Do Amanhecer", "Requiem Para Amor", and "Cancao Da Terra". CD

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Peter Madsen's Cia TrioElvis Never Left The Building ... CD
Playscape Recordings, 2014. Used ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Brad Mehldau TrioProgression – Art Of The Trio Vol 5 ... CD
Warner, 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jorge Rossy on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Helio Mendes e Seu Trio VagalumeNa Bossa ... CD
Musiplay/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
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- ... $9.99
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- ... $11.99
Featuring a young John Denver. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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MOB Trio (Matt Wilson, Ohad Talmor & Bob Bowen)Quite Live In Brooklyn ... CD
Omni Tone, 2005. Used ... $6.99
Features Ohad Talmor on tenor sax, Bob Bowen on bass, and Matt Wilson on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Tony Monaco TrioFiery Blues ... CD
Summit, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Tony Monaco on organ, Derek DiCenzo, Robert Kraut, and Tom Carroll on guitar, Gene Walker on saxello, Jim Rupp and Louis Tsamous on drums, and Willie Pooch on vocals. CD

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Tony Monaco TrioIntimately Live At The 501 ... CD
Summit, 2002. Used ... $4.99
Tony Monaco on Hammond B3, Robert Kraut on guitar, and Louis Tsamous on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Michael Moore TrioHistory Of Jazz Vol 1 ... CD
Arbors, 1998. Used ... $8.99
With Ken Peplowski on tenor saxophone and clarinet and Tom Melito on drums. CD

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Koji Moriyama with the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioNight & Day (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. Used ... $14.99
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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New Klezmer TrioMelt Zonk Rewire ... CD
Tzadik, 1995. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Mats Oberg TrioSo Very Mats ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous little piano set – the kind of sleeper that makes us love the Moserobie label more and more over the years, and the sort of record that would definitely be blowing up with bigger audiences in the US, if it had proper distribution! Mats Oberg's a hell of a great pianist – one with a fluid, sensitive feel that reminds us of the whole generation of younger modernists that sprung up in the wake of Bill Evans – Keith Jarrett as his cliche-free best, or Steve Kuhn when he could hit those long-flowing lines that were pure musical poetry. Oberg doesn't just play piano here – but also takes on a bit of pump organ, keyboards, and harmonica – although overall, the main instrument is acoustic piano, played with a great depth of feeling. Other trio members include Filip Auguston on bass and Sebatian Voegler on drums and percussion – and titles include "Hermeto's Cheese", "Lullaby Of Nerdland", "Darksoft", "Tandem Days", "Lost In Who Knows What", and "Lill-Ossian". CD

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Open Form TrioBapriza ... LP
Red (Italy), 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Open Form Trio is Piero Bassini on piano, Giampiero Prina on drums, and Attilio Zanchi on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a cutout notch.)

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Otis Trio74 Club ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
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
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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✨✧ Joe Policastro TrioScreen Sounds ... CD
Jeru, 2017. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes themes from Midnight Cowboy, Young And The Restless, Blade Runner, The Godfather, Taxi, Cool Hand Luke, and Kids In The Hall. CD

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Portinho TrioVinho Do Porto ... CD
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Features Portinho on drums – with Klaus Mueller on piano, Itaiguara Brandao on bass, and guest trombone from Jay Ashby. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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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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David Rockingham TrioSoulful Chant/Joy-De-Vie ... 7-inch
Josie, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Organ groover! "Soulful Chant" is a stunner from David – who seems to be working overtime on the keys of the organ for this one, playing fast, loud, and free in full-on mode, just to keep up with the bass and drums, which are pounding away for dear life! "Joy" is a nice groover too – with a churchy stomping groove that's got a real "Wade In The Water" sound. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has a small sticker and Xs in pen.)

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Hilton Ruiz TrioGreen Street – Live At Jazz Unite Vol 2 ... CD
Jazz Unite (France), 1981. Used ... $12.99
A freewheeling live date from Hilton Ruiz – recorded in Paris at the start of the 80s, with an excellent rhythm section that features Art Davis on bass and Walter Perkins on drums! Perkins' drum work is especially nice – as sprightly and dynamic as Ruiz's piano – beautifully tied together by Davis' soulful basslines, especially on the album's longer, more stretched-out tracks! Hilton's a bit looser than on his studio sides of the period, which makes a nice change – and titles include "The Spirit", "Denise", "Kalypso", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", and "Green Street". CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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Samba TrioSamba Pra Frente ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
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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✨✧ Lonnie Smith TrioPurple Haze – Tribute To Jimi Hendrix ... CD
Venus/Music Masters, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With John Abercrombie on guitar and Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums. Tracks include "Voodoo Chile", "Gypsy Eyes", "Up From The Skies", and "Purple Haze–Star Spangled Banner". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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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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Jerry Steinhilber TrioChicago Trio – New York Tenor ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 2001. Used ... $6.99
Jerry Steinhilber on drums and cymbals, Larry Kohut on bass, Jim Trompeter on piano, and George Garzone on tenor and soprano saxophone. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobo Stenson TrioCantando ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2008. Used ... $6.99
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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String Trio Of New YorkFaze Phour – A Twenty Year Retrospective ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1998. Used ... $12.99
John Lindberg on bass, James Emery on guitar, and Diane Monroe on violin. CD

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Tamba TrioAvanco ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A seminal set from one of the greatest bossa combos ever – a group who could boast sharp instrumentation and warm vocal harmonies too! The mix of sounds is completely sublime – jazzy piano trio sounds at the core, topped by soaring harmonies from the members of the trio – a combination the group pioneered with this legendary album – and helped set a whole new standard for the bossa nova generation! Luiz Eca heads up the group on arrangements and piano – with percussion from Helcio Milito, bass and reeds from Bebeto, and just a bit of guest guitar from Durval Ferreira – on killer cuts that include "Batucada", "Sonho De Maria", "Mas Que Nada", "Moca Flor", "O Samba Da Minha Terra", and "Rio". CD

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✨✧ Yaniv Taubenhouse TrioRoads – Moments In Trio Vol3 ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2021. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Yaniv Taubenhouse on piano, Rick Rosato on bass, and Jerad Lippi on drums. CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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John Taylor TrioBlue Glass – Live At Ronnie Scott's Club ... CD
Ronnie Scotts, 1991. Used ... $7.99
With John Taylor on piano, Mick Hutton on bass, and Steve Arguelles on drums. CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Tommasi TrioZamboni 22 ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99
Heavily grooving Italian jazz from 1960 – featuring the piano of Amedo Tommasi, and the twin-horn team of Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa! Santucci plays trumpet and Scoppa plays tenor, and together, the pair were one of the tightest front lines working south of the Alps. We've stocked sets that include some of their funky work from the 70s – but this little gem is a rare early appearance in a straight bop mode, grooving nicely all the way through with the soulfulness of a rare side on Blue Note or Prestige from the same time! Titles include "Mulatto", "Zamboni 22", "Ballad For Micheline", "Coltrane", and "Auto Strada Del Sole". LP, Vinyl record album

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El TrioTodo En Su Medida Y Armoniosamente ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99 About December 10, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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TrioTrio ... LP
Mercury (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A full German album from Trio – and one that predates the group's appearance in the US, but shares some tracks with the Trio & Error record! This set is overflowing with groovy numbers – all in that spare, stark style that makes the group great – a bit of beatbox, fuzzy guitar, and rhythmic but cold vocals that often have a bit of humor underneath – a sound few could pull off this well, and a great minimalist moment in 80s pop – the kind of thing that could make mainstream music exciting again after the excesses of the previous decade. Titles include "Broken Hearts For You & Me", "Ja Ja Ja", "Da Da Da", "Ya Ya", "Danger Is", "Sabine Sabine Sabine", "Los Paul", "Energie", and "Nasty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later German pressing, 6345 163. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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TrioTrio & Error ... LP
Mercury, 1983. Very Good ... $7.99
Ahhh . . . For the early charms of Trio – a beatbox, a fuzzy guitar, and a simple, playful approach to the the tunes! Tracks all follow in the spirit of their "Da Da Da" hit – short, catchy, and very fun – and titles include "Bye Bye", "Hearts Are Trump", "Boom Boom", "Anna – Letmeinletmeout", "Da Da Da", "Drei Mann Im Doppelbett", and "WWW". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and small center splits in the spine and bottom seam.)

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Trio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetLadilikan ... CD
World Circuit, 2017. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Trio EsperancaA Capela Do Brasil ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
The first French album recorded by this legendary Brazilian trio – but one that also features plenty of guests from their homeland – including Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, Joao Bosco, and Milton Nascimento! The group sing in a mode that's every bit as acapella as promised by the title – no other instrumentation, and instead this heavenly combination of their own voices – in ways that sound even more amazing when the guests come into play! Titles include "Aquele Um", "Qualquer Coisa", "O Pato", "Toada", "O Que Sera", "Expresso 2222", "Deixa Isso Pra La", "San Vincente", and "Conversa De Botequim". CD

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Trio EsperancaSegundo ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredibly beautiful work from this trio of female Brazilian singers – a group who recorded in France in the 90s, but who have a quality that goes right back to some of the best harmonies of the bossa nova generation! Most of the tracks are straight acapella, and feature haunting vocal renditions of tracks like "Aguas De Marco", "Garota De Ipanema", and "A Felicidade" – plus a great English reading of Stevie Wonder & Syreeta's great track "Come Back As A Flower" – and titles that include "Pra La Pra Ca", "Mar E Lua", "Ponto De Macumba", and "Rua Augusta". Produced with excellent fidelity, and a floating haunting sound that's just great! CD

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Trio Los PanchosEpoca De Oro ... CD
Popular, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
The late 50s and early 60s were certainly the golden era of this famous Latin vocal trio – and this nice set brings together some classic material in a sparkling package that features a cover with the Panchos toasting each other with brandy snifters! Titles include "Sin Ti", "Rayito De Luna", "Contigo", "Sin Un Amor", and "Amorcito Corazon". CD

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Trio MatamorosLos Tradition De Cuba Vol 3 ... CD
Edenways/Seeco (France), Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Trio MocotoMuita Zorra! ... CD
Philips/Forma (Japan), 1971. Used ... $11.99
Funky funky samba! Trio Mocoto are a unique group in Brazilian music. They're best known as the backing group for Jorge Ben during some of his mid 70s Africanist recordings, but they've also cut a rare few recordings on their own – including this excellent gem from 1971! The album's got a mix of Marcos Valle-like baroque funkiness and Jorge Ben Brazilian soul – with touches of American funk in the mix, including some occasional riffs that sound like they might have been lifted off a James Brown album. The group sing in a harmony trio format, pushing their vocals richly forward in a compelling tapestry of sound that fits perfectly with the jumpy arrangements. The whole thing's a classic of Brazilian soul, and a real treasure to have back on the market again! Titles include "Meu Pais", "Xamego De Ina", "Esperanca", "Nago", "Maria Domingas", "Aleluia, Aleluia", and "O Canto Da Ema". CD
(Out of print, early 00s pressing.)
Also available Muita Zorra! ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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