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Dave Adkins TrioTurn To Jesus ... CD
Mountain Fever, 2017. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Some writing in pen on back of digipack case.)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Her TrioLullabies For You ... LP
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1965. Near Mint- ... $44.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Toshiko Akioshi – a wonderfully sensitive trio session that's quite different than her more bop-oriented work of the 50s! The mid 60s album features a fair bit of tunes pulled from traditional and Japanese sources – a few of the lullabies hinted at in the title, and a few more tracks with some slightly Eastern-styled themes. Toshiko's piano, while bold at times, also has a sensitivity that hadn't often shown up in her work by this point – a new sort of gentleness that's open to light colors and tones that really flesh out the album beautifully. Bass is by Yasuo Arakawa and drums are by Kanji Harada – and that's a young Monday Michiru sitting on the piano on the cover (and the album was also one of the last to bill Toshiko as "Mariano", referring to Monday's father Charlie.) Titles include "Mari To Tonosama", "The March", "Angel's Lullaby", "Tuppen Och Honan", "London Bridge", "Cancion De Extremadura", "Kanchororin Bushi", "I Ken Pien Tan", and "Chocho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very high-quality Japanese reissue, with obi – on 180 gram vinyl, and with a very heavy cover!)

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Baroque Jazz TrioBaroque Jazz Trio ... LP
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beat Bronco Organ TrioRoad Trip ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2020. New Copy ... About February 28, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Elsie Bianchi TrioElsie Bianchi Trio – At Chateau Fleur De Lys ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1968. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in one corner.)

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Fabrizio Bosso & Spiritual TrioSomeday ... CD
New Copy ... About December 15, 2019 (delayed)
... CD

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Ray Brown TrioSome Of My Best Friends Are The Sax Players ... CD
Telarc, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray Bryant TrioHot Turkey (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Norma/Black & Blue (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A rootsy session by soul jazz piano legend Ray Bryant – recorded in New York in 1975, with a trio that includes Major Holley on bass and Panama Francis on drums! The folks at Black & Blue had a real feel for a session like this in the 70s – and the overall style is kind of a blend of the styles that Ray was using at Columbia and Sue Records during the early 60s, with a bit more of a stretched out feel that that later session allowed. Titles include "Hot Turkey", "Lil Darlin", "Broadway", and "Blues In C". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Johnny Burnette's Rock & Roll TrioTribute To Johnny & Dorsey Burnette ... LP
Rock-A-Billy, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary Burton TrioNew Vibe Man In Town ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
The first-ever album from vibist Gary Burton – a very young player at the time of recording, but one who's definitely worth the "new vibe man" promised in the title! The style here is maybe a bit more conventionally swinging than some of Burton's records from later years – a trio setting with Gene Cherico on bass and the great Joe Morello on drums – but both rhythm players are already pretty hip with their timings, and really push Burton into spacious, chromatic territory that's completely sublime – a sound that already marks the musician as really bringing something fresh to his instrument. Titles include "Joy Spring", "Over The Rainbow", "Like Someone In Love", "Minor Blues", "Out Waltz", "So Many Things", "Sir John", and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream". CD
(Includes obi.)

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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
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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✨✧ Walt Dickerson TrioI Hear You John ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Used ... $19.99
... CD

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioSteamy ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
An excellent group, and one with a really great concept – a fresh take on a format that was big in the 60s soul jazz scene, but spun out in a very unique way – both in terms of instrumentation, and in terms of the groove! Trumpeter Jukka Eskola heads the trio, which also features Hammond from Mikko Heleva and drums from Toppo Makynen – a mode that was more famously used in tenor/organ combos, like the match of Don Patterson and Sonny Stitt on Prestige Records – but which has never been found in this format before! The trumpet turns out to be a great sound in the frontline, and is given some changed-up rhythms here to work with – not straight soul jazz or funk, and instead a mixture of complicated elements that move the tunes throughout a great range of grooves and colors – really showing all the wonderful sounds that Jukka's been capable of giving us over the years. Titles include "Stick Of A Branch", "Jongo Street", "Tiny B", "Old Stories", "Smash", "Five On Three", and "Steamy". CD
Also available Steamy ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Jukka Eskola Soul TrioSteamy ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
An excellent group, and one with a really great concept – a fresh take on a format that was big in the 60s soul jazz scene, but spun out in a very unique way – both in terms of instrumentation, and in terms of the groove! Trumpeter Jukka Eskola heads the trio, which also features Hammond from Mikko Heleva and drums from Toppo Makynen – a mode that was more famously used in tenor/organ combos, like the match of Don Patterson and Sonny Stitt on Prestige Records – but which has never been found in this format before! The trumpet turns out to be a great sound in the frontline, and is given some changed-up rhythms here to work with – not straight soul jazz or funk, and instead a mixture of complicated elements that move the tunes throughout a great range of grooves and colors – really showing all the wonderful sounds that Jukka's been capable of giving us over the years. Titles include "Stick Of A Branch", "Jongo Street", "Tiny B", "Old Stories", "Smash", "Five On Three", and "Steamy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Steamy ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $5.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Aecio Flavio Sexteto/Berimbau Trio/Quinteto SambatidaExpansao ... LP
Festival (Brazil), 1965. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An overlooked set of samba jazz from the 60 – one that features three different groups, each with a very hip approach! The bulk of the album features the Aecio Flavio Sextet – a group that has some wonderful vibes and piano, used in ways that echo some of the best Elenco Records styles of the period – with the beautiful balance between darkness and light, given even more depth through some nicely sophisticated solos on both the vibes and some of the reeds in the group! Quinteto Sambatida have a sound that's warmer, and maybe more flowing – and one one of their tracks they feature vocals from Marcio Jose. The album's rounded out by two tracks from Berimbau Trio – maybe a bit more in the familiar bossa piano trio mode, with some of the Tamba-styled harmonies – and lead vocals from Marilton on one track. Titles include "Cancao Do Sol", "Arrasto", "Nuvens", "Terra De Ninguem", "Joyce's Samba", "Waltema", and "Aleluia" by Aecio Flavio Sextet – plus "Tamba" and "Cheganca" by Berimbau Trio – and "Preciso Aprender A Ser So" and "Mensagem" by Quinteto Sambatida. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese reissue on Think – separate vinyl and cover!)

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Fred Ford/Robert Honeymoon Garner TrioBear Water – The Beale Street Scene ... LP
Beale Street, 1984. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A set titled after the Beale Street blues hub in Memphis – but a jazz date with Fred Ford on alto and Robert Honeymoon Garner on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Don Friedman TrioLove Music (with bonus track) ... CD
Progressive, 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Beautiful sounds from the great Don Friedman – a set that maybe unlocks more of the ballad side of the musician than you might be used to, even though Friedman still holds on to some nice modern elements in his phrasing on the date! The trio features Frank Luther on bass and Billy Hart on drums – and although the songs are familiar, there's a subtle depth that flows through the music, which captures Friedman at a less-exposed part of his career. Tracks include "The Song Is You", "Where Are You", "My Secret Love", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". CD features a bonus track – "Fine & Dandy (take 2)". CD

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Giving TrioDefuser ... CD
Giving Trio, 2016. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Stephane Grappelli & The Diz Disley TrioViolinspiration ... LP
MPS, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Hafler TrioIntoutof ... LP
KK (Belgium), 1988. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Some of the most compelling sounds we've ever heard from the Hafler Trio – in a very compelling package, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut fold-out cover, with insert.)

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Jackson Harrison TrioSintering ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2013. Used ... $9.99
A hell of a record from pianist Jackson Harrison – an artist we don't know well at all, but who's really blowing our mind with the sounds on this trio date! Harrison's got a way of blocking out sound that flows back to the years of Bill Evans – but he's also got a way of making things darker, more complex, and never fully finding a point to be at rest with some of the sounds – in a way that can make his music as restless as it is contemplative – in a mode that's perfectly echoed by the work of Ben Waples on bass and James Waples on drums. The trio have really found something new in working with Harrison – a sound that's darkly beautiful, and very individual – on original compositions that include "Preludial", "Charcoal Chorale", "Day For Night", "River Dolphin", and "Sintering". CD

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Atsuko Hashimoto Organ TrioSongs We Love ... CD
Thousand Days (Japan), 2005. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hampton Hawes TrioHigh In The Sky ... LP
Vault, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
A lost trio session by Hawes, recorded in LA in 1970, with backing by Leroy Vinnegar and Donald Bailey – and a sound that's a lot more soulful than usual! Hawes is in fine fine form at the time – playing long and contemplative lines that almost sound like they're coming from an electric piano at times, in a mode that must have had a huge influence on other west coast jazzers, like George Cables. The album's got a great long cover of "The Look Of Love", plus a groovy set of originals that include "Muffin Man", "Carmel", "Spanish Girl", and "High In The Sky". A bit hipper than some of his other work – and with a nicely subdued groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aged tape on the seams and spine, with some pen and marker on back.)

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Italian String Trio (Damiani/Geremia/Tommaso)From Groningen To Mulhouse ... CD
Splasch (Italy), 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Milt Jackson & The Monty Alexander TrioSoul Fusion ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Milt Jackson joins the Monty Alexander Trio – bringing a new level of sound to the group that had already been winning our hearts with their 70s work on MPS! The style here is easygoing and soulful – that flowing Alexander groove that reached its zenith in the 70s – and Milt seems to be very much at home in the setting, lightly kicking in some slightly sharper edges to the tracks. The record's a wonderfully well-rounded set – with a sound that's great even in the mellower moments – and titles include "Soul Fusion", "Bossa Nova Do Marilla", "3000 Miles Ago", "Yano", "Once I Loved", and "Isn't She Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Christian Jacob TrioOriginals ... CD
Wilder Jazz, 2019. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Hank Jones TrioLive In Japan ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About January 22, 2020 (delayed)
This was recorded live in 1979 at Ishi-Kaikan Hall in Kagoshima, Japan. Jones in on piano, George Duvivier on bass and Shelly Manne plays drums. Tracks include "Blue Lou", "Cotton Tail", "The Man I Love", "Crazy Rhythm", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Basically The Blues", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Yardbird Suite", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD

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

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✨✧ Masabumi Kikuchi TrioSunrise ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A beautifully fragile set from pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – one that still has all the sharp edges we loved in his earlier work, but also a great sense of space – and a surprising undercurrent of soul! The set begins with a ballad – one that shows a slightly warmer side of Kikuchi's playing, but still quite modern and revolutionary – thanks to help from Thomas Morgan on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both of whom guide the proceedings beautifully as other tunes move on – helping Masabumi work in a style of jazz that's more a measured utterance of short statements within a single song – rather than a unified message. The approach is quite striking, and hangs in the air with a great sense of suspense – one that's rewarded with brief moments of cohesion and illumination – before things are off again in an expressive array of shapes and sounds. Titles include "Ballad 1", "New Day", "Short Stuff", "So What Variations", "Sticks & Cymbals", "Uptempo", and "Last Ballad". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Kingston TrioKingston Trio – The Guard Years (10CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 10CDs ... $119.99
A huge collection of rare material by The Kingston Trio – all their earliest work for Capitol, when Dave Guard was a member of the group – complete with rare tracks too! Also comes with a fantastic 108 page hardcover book! CD
(Box and book are in great shape.)

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Hakon Kornstad TrioIm Treibhaus ... LP
Grappa (Norway), New Copy ... About March 1, 2019 (delayed)
... 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
Also available Close But No Cigar ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Close But No Cigar ... CD 10.99

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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
Also available Live At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 27.98
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Live At KEXP ... CD 10.99

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Bud Lavin TrioMoods In Jazz ... LP
Vantage, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An obscure set from pianist Bud Lavin – originally a Wisconsin player, but a minor figure on the west coast scene in the late 50s! Titles include "Thumb Stuff", "Sanders Meanders", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Moon Over Miami", and "My Future Just Passed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Les Masques with Le Trio CamaraBrasilian Sound ... LP
CBS/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Groovy groovy groovy! Les Masques were a 60s vocal-oriented Brazilian combo from France, and they had a tight jazzy approach that was similar to Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66! That alone would be enough to make them #1 in our book – but they also get some excellent backing from the Trio Camara, who back the band with some nice organy riffs, and a very tight rhythm section! The whole thing's a great lost bit of Braziliana – with that crossover sound that you'll hear on the best 60s and 70s European recordings of this sort. Includes the great groover "Il Faut Tenir", which has shown up on a few compilations over the years – plus "Mais Un Jour", "Enfer", "Echo", "Un Regard .. Un Sourire", "L'Oiseau", and "Les Filles et Les Garcons". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin ... LP
Argo, 1956. Sealed ... $3.99
One of the first ever albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – featuring an assortment of lively tracks with a touch of jazz-based humor, the kind that were winning them huge audiences in Chicago at the time! With Eldee Young and Redd Holt to back him up, Ramsey's got plenty of pyrotechnics in tow – which means that he does a great job on versions of familiar tunes like "Carmen", "I'll Remember April", and "Bi Mir Bist Du Shon" – as well as great originals like "Fantasia For Drums", "Dee's New Blues", and "Tres". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch.)

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Mark Lotz TrioWroclaw Sessions ... CD
Audio Cave (Poland), 2019. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Doug MacDonald TrioView Of The City ... CD
Blujazz, 1992. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Mat Maneri TrioSo What ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1998. Used ... $6.99
Mat Maneri plays electric violin in a trio featuring Matthew Shipp on piano and Randy Peterson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans TrioNirvana (WaxTime) ... LP
Atlantic/Wax Time, 1961. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A sweet set of tracks that goes way beyond the usual Herbie Mann album! Herbie's playing with Bill Evans' trio that included Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums – and the group's got a nice groove that, while not exactly modal, still hits a nice open-ended stretch that works well with Mann's flute – and creates some great exotic-tinged sounds! In a way, the whole album sounds a bit like some sort of 70's soul jazz flute album – nice and airy, a little bit righteous, and very different for both Evans and Mann – and tracks include "Nirvana", "Cashmere", "Gymnopedie", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram WaxTime pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Guido Manusardi TrioSwingin ... CD
Abeat (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastically swinging album from Italian piano giant Guido Manusardi – a player who works here with a lot more groove in his left hand than we remember, and very strong support from the other two members of his trio! There's a rock-solid focus to the record right from the start – a vibe that's almost like some classic trio date from the Oscar Peterson generation – in which familiar tunes are really transformed, thanks to the swinging, soulful energy of the combo – which also features Roberto Piccolo on bass and Gianni Cazzola on drums. The set includes one nice original by Manusardi, "Mr G" – and other tunes include "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", "Three Flowers", "Love For Sale", "Just Friends", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Quiet Now". CD

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Charlie Mariano With The Tete Montoliu TrioIt's Standard Time Vol 2 ... LP
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Hidehiko Sleepy Matsumoto & The Great Jazz TrioSession – Sleepy Meets The Great Jazz Trio ... LP
Next Wave (Japan), 1980. Very Good ... $19.99
An excellent pairing of this famous Japanese reedman and the hip American Great Jazz Trio – and one of the few Sleepy Matsumoto sessions to get some play in the US! Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto is one of the best tenor talents to come out of Japan in the past 30 years – a player with a deep, rich tone that rivals some of the American greats from years back who inspired him – a perfect match for the warm, soulful sounds from the trio of Hank Jones on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Al Foster on drums. The material here is nice and fresh – as the tracks are long, and all originals by Matsumoto, who plays with a warm relaxed tone throughout the recording. Titles include "Brother Jones", "So K", "Tender Moment", and "Sleepy's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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Koichi Matzukaze Trio & Toshiyuki DaitokuEarth Mother ... CD
Alm/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 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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✨✧ Brad Mehldau TrioProgression – Art Of The Trio Vol 5 ... CD
Warner, 2000. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Chad Mitchell TrioReflecting ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Modular String TrioAnts, Bees & Butterflies ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2016. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Koji Moriyama with the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioNight & Day ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
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
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Joe Morris & DKV TrioDeep Telling ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
The mighty DKV trio is expanded here by the presence of Joe Morris on guitar – a fourth fantastic sonic element, alongside the bass of Kent Kessler, drums of Hamid Drake, and tenor of Ken Vandermark! The quartet begins the record with a great deal of energy, then things split off into various formations – a few trio and duo tracks which shift the mood and stylistic improvisations in a great way, and really show the open imaginations of all players as they creatively reassemble. Titles include the long "Telling Suite", plus "Standing Here", "Bit Tenet", "Infix", "Breathe Easily", and "Hollow Curve". CD

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Joe Morris TrioHuman Rites ... LP
Riti, 1985. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
Joe Morris; guitar. Sebastian Steinberg; bass. Jerry Deupree; drums. Thurman Barker; drums. All compositions by Morris. Titles include the live tracks ""A Heart Don't Bleed", "We'll Manage", and "Human Rites" and studio tracks "Last Mile","Blues & Mathematics", "Grow Up", and "The Rub". LP, Vinyl record album

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El Negro Peregrino Y Su TrioCuando Sali De Cuba ... LP
Cuate's, 1960s. Very Good ... $16.99
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Herbie Nichols TrioLove, Gloom, Cash, Love ... CD
Bethlehem, 1957. Used ... $8.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by pianist Herbie Nichols – an incredible player with a sound and sense of modern expression that rivaled the best 50s work of Thelonious Monk and Elmo Hope! This session is Herbie's only one for the Bethlehem label – but it stands nicely next to his better-known sides for Blue Note – with a stark, sharp modernist approach that grabs you from the very first note! Nichols has a sharp and edgey sound throughout – and an incredible sense of invention that never fails to delight us, no matter how many times we return to the record! Titles include "Every Cloud", "S'Crazy Pad", "45 Degree Angle", "Beyond Recall", "Portrait of Ucha", and the beautiful title track "Love Gloom Cash Love". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Lapis TrioTravelers ... CD
Shifting Paradigm, 2019. Used ... $1.99
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Mario Pavone Dialect TrioPhilosophy ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Pianist Mario Pavone always has a nicely cascading sensibility in his music – and that seems to be the case here more than ever, in a trio that moves along nicely with bass from Matt Mitchell and drums from the wonderful Tyshawn Sorey! The group has a sense of energy that leaps and lopes along – gently galloping at most moments, with these cascades of sounds, tones, and colors from Pavone's strong hands on the piano – almost building in intensity more and more as the album moves on! Titles include "Iskmix", "Noka", "Circles", "Philosophy", and "The Beginning". CD

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Radical Empathy Trio (Nels Cline/Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly)Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... CD
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Two long live improvisations by the Radical Empathy Trio – a group that features Nels Cline on guitars, Michael Wimberly on drums, and Thollen McDonas on a variety of keyboards! The sounds here are not unfamiliar if you've heard some of Cline's freer recordings – but even then, the format is very open, and the sound moves through a variety of different accretions and sonic structures. The set features two 18 minute pieces – "Collective Tunnels" and "Conscious Tunnels". CD
Also available Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... LP 23.99

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Radical Empathy Trio (Nels Cline/Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly)Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... LP
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99
Two long live improvisations by the Radical Empathy Trio – a group that features Nels Cline on guitars, Michael Wimberly on drums, and Thollen McDonas on a variety of keyboards! The sounds here are not unfamiliar if you've heard some of Cline's freer recordings – but even then, the format is very open, and the sound moves through a variety of different accretions and sonic structures. The set features two 18 minute pieces – "Collective Tunnels" and "Conscious Tunnels". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... CD 12.99

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Bob Ravenscroft Trio/SoloThree Alone ... CD
Ravenswave, 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
... CD

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Slick Salzer TrioNew Bosch Power Tool Parade ... LP
Bosch (Germany), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An unusual album of jazz tunes recorded by and for the Bosch power tool company – and featuring drummer Slick Salzer, who actually worked for Bosch as well! Titles include "New Power Tool Parade", "I Can't Give You Anything But Bosch", "I Found A New Hammer", "Do You Know What It Means To Miss Bosch Machines", and "Power Tool Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Shard/Piccadilly TrioVibe-rations ... LP
Urania, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Cover is stained on the bottom half, with ink stamps on back.)

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Kunihiko Sugano Trio + 1Love Is A Many Splendored Thing ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Love is a many splendored thing – and so is the mighty piano work of Kunihiko Sugano – a great Japanese player from the 70s, but one who never got much exposure on our shores at the time! This live album really shows Sugano at his best – balancing a talent for flowing, lyrical moments with a tighter sense of a groove – laid down perfectly by a combo that features conga added to the usual lineup of bass and drums! Most tunes are nice and long, and begin with a solo statement by Kunihiko – then snap into a groove that really takes off nicely. Titles include the original "Blues For Wynton Kelly", a side-long reading of "Perdido", and versions of "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Super Trio (Massimo Farao/Ron Carter/Jimmy Cobb)Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
There's a great sense of warmth to this album from The Super Trio – one that really seems to come from the bass work of Ron Carter, which is so upfront and present in the recording, it's got us remembering all over again why we love his music so much! Massimo Farao is on piano, and balances out Ron's sound with a lighter, more lyrical touch – but one that swings nicely, too – thanks to the always-great drum contributions of Jimmy Cobb – still a master of the understated swing, even after decades of recording! Titles include the original "Marta", plus "Salina", "Autumn Leaves", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "On A Clear day", and Ennio Morricone's "Once Upon A Time In America" – which sounds surprisingly nice as a jazz tune. CD
(Part of the Venus Masterpiece Collections series!)

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Isao Suzuki TrioBlack Orpheus ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautifully spare session from the mid 70s – one that features bass and cello from Isao Suzuki – stretching out here in a sound that's totally unique! The trio's a great one – with Donald Bailey on drums and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which sounds amazing next to Suzuki mellow-stepping lines. If you've heard any of Suzuki's other albums from the period, the style is somewhat similar – quite soulful throughout, but with an easygoing, open feel that's quite different than many American sessions of this nature – and which makes it clear that the bassist is the leader, not the pianist! Titles include a great version of "Manha De Carnaval", plus "Angel Eyes", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Blues". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Sweet TrioFly Guy (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1985. Sealed ... $2.99
"Fly Guy" is a good answer record to the Boogie Boy's "Fly Girl". Unlike the usual hip hop answer records, this one is not a dis, but instead using the same idea and music and reversing the genders. Definitely a reminder of an earlier era, what makes this one kinda nice is the Sweet Trio's rhymes about obsolete hip hop gear and fashions. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Tiger Trio (Joelle Leandre/Myra Melford/Nicole Mitchell)Map Of Liberation ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A very hip trio, one that features three of the greatest female improvisers of the past 30 years – Joelle Leandre on bass, Myra Melford on piano, and Nicole Mitchell on flute, alto flute, and piccolo! The work is maybe more often in the territory of Leandre and Melford's earlier material – tied more strongly to a legacy of European free jazz – but the presence of Mitchell really opens up the sound with a lot of spiritual vibes, and unlocks a quality that's always there in Joelle's basswork, but doesn't always come to the forefront this beautifully! Melford brings some subtle darkness to the record – in keeping with her beautifully understated approach, and strong sense of space – and titles include "Compassion", "Emptiness", "Welcome", "Patience", "Humility", "Honesty", and "Courage". CD

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TrioDa Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha/Sunday You Need Love ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal bit of post-disco club – the standout hit by German madrockers Trio – and a tune that always captures our ears, no matter how many times we hear it! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Trio BruxoA Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A jazz trio with a very unique sound – one that appears to be rooted in Brazilian music, according to some of the notes in the CD – but which, to our ears, sounds a bit more contemporary and individual to the group! The rhythms are very dynamic – a nice change from more familiar use of piano, bass, and drums – and although some tracks feature added Brazilian percussion, things change up nicely even when that instrumentation is not in the mix – as the three core musicians really have a way of leaping forward strongly with a cohesive pulse – but still with enough space that allows keyboardist David Ryshpan spin out some great solos on his own. Ryshpan also plays Fender Rhodes on four of the album's tracks, and accordion on one more – and titles include "Ancestral", "Pilgrimage Suite", "A Bandeira Do Bruxo", "Moa Vive (parts 1 & 2)", and "Electric Variation". CD

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Trio ImprovvisazioneLike A Breath ... LP
Metalanguage, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Guido Braesola on viola, Marco Canepa on piano, and Adriano Mondini on oboe and english horn. LP, Vinyl record album

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Trio Los CondesEl Original Trio Los Condes – Canta Para Ti ... LP
Ricky, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $13.99
Titles include "Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros", "La Tarde", Querube", "Amor De Mi Bohio", "El Ultimo Escalon", "Tres Flores Para Ti", and "La Ultima Lagrima". LP, Vinyl record album

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Trio MocotoTrio Mocoto (1973) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RGE/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Easily the greatest album ever from Trio Mocoto – and one of the key sides of the 70s Samba Soul generation! The group are perhaps best known for their work with Jorge Ben, but they really come into their own on this set – grooving up a mix of funk, samba, and plenty of soul – all delivered with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and a varied mix of instrumentation that includes searing Hammond organ, choppy guitar, and nicely blasting horns. Arrangements are by Rogerio Duprat, Waldemiro Lemke, and others – and the album's filled with choppy groovers that still stand as some of the funkiest samba tracks from the time! Titles include "Desapareca", "Maior E Deus", "Samba Da Preguica", "Vem Sa", "Recordar", "Palomares", "Swinga Sambaby", and "Gotas De Chuva Na Minha Cuica". LP, Vinyl record album

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Trio MocotoTrio Mocoto (1977) ... CD
Arlequim/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Trio Mocoto first rose to fame as the funky band behind Jorge Ben on his early 70s classics – the combo that gave him such a soulful sound – and here on their own, they sound pretty darn great – with a style that follows the same evolution as Jorge's own sound at the time! The core elements are still a mix of funk, samba, and soul – but there's also a slightly warmer sound to the production – one that really ties the whole thing together, and maybe gives the group even more force than before! Riffing guitars snap alongside the lively percussion – and the trio trade voices in a mighty nice way – sometimes with a bit of backup from other singers too. Titles include "Nao Adianta", "Toda Tarde", "Rosa", "Onde Anda Voce", "O Meu Violao", and "Xuxu Melao". CD

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Brian Vaccaro TrioGoing Through The Motions ... CD
Brian Vaccaro, 2011. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Lloyd Wallace TrioNew Thing ... LP
Duo, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
A killer organ trio record from the south side of Chicago! Lloyd Wallace is a screamin organist in a mode that's right in the style you'd hear in some tiny lounge in the city – and he's playing here with Billy Mitchell, the drummer who cut an album on Calla, and Larry Frazier, Jimmy McGriff's guitarist on a number of Sue LPs. The groove's pretty hard and rolling on most tracks – and the record's got a lot of nifty little cuts like "Stop", "My First Thought", "LBL", "Mary", "LGM", and "Alberta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz TrioBird Of Paradise (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Flying Disk (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A fantastic album from saxophonist Sadao Watanabe – and one that stands at a real back-to-basics effort at a time when he was often recording in a more electric mode! The set has Sadao on alto, playing with the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – a superb rhythm group who really help return Watanabe to the early bop roots of his youth – but with a tremendous tone that shows all the new sounds he was able to bring out of the alto sax during his more experimental years! The core trio are wonderful, too – every bit as great here as on their own excellent albums of the period – and obviously, Jones gets in some strong solos too – but we're almost even more in love with the work of Carter and Williams. Titles include "Donna Lee", "Star Eyes" "If I Should Lose You", "KC Blues", "Bird Of Paradise", and "Dexterity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi and insert.)

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Lem Winchester & The Ramsey Lewis TrioPerform A Tribute To Clifford Brown ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
The great underrated vibist Lem Winchester plays a tribute to the late Clifford Brown, along with the classic Ramsey Lewis trio, which included Eldee Young and Redd Holt. Despite the lack of an actual trumpet on the date (although the cover has a crazy image of the group standing around the instrument on some rocks!), the set does manage to capture the warmth and lyricism of Brownie, and the vibes/piano lines are a mixture of bop, plus some of the mellower sounds of similar lineups – like the classic Roy Ayers/Jack Wilson LPs. Tracks include "Joy Spring", "Jordu", "Sandu", "Message From Boysie", and "Where It Is", an original by Winchester. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some staining on the edges – mostly on the back.)

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Lyman Woodard TrioJazzy Weeknights Special ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1974/1993. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99
Rare work from one of the true powerhouse performers on the Detroit jazz scene – organist Lyman Woodard, famous for a few funk records in the 70s – but a musician who also gigged non-stop for decades in the Motor City! This double-length set features two performances, almost 20 years apart, by Woodard and his long-running trio with guitarist Ron English and drummer Leonard King – both wonderful performers, and working here with the same energy that Lyman had in his famous 60s trio with guitarist Dennis Coffey! The 90s set is every bit as wonderful as the 70s material – and together, the tracks show just how strongly a certain kind of funky, soulful jazz was alive and well out in the smaller clubs in urban America. Titles include "Kimba", "Don't Go Reaching Across My Plate", "Creative", "Love Theme From Spartacus", "All Blues", "Hold It", "Portrait Of Martha", "Red Top", "Don't Blame Me", and "You Make Me Feel Brand New". CD

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Lyman Woodard TrioLive At The 1996 Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival ... CD
Corridor/Uuquipleu, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99
Late work from Detroit organ legend Lyman Woodard – and sounds that are still very much at the top of his game! The set's a trio date, with drummer Leonard King – who was on the classic Woodard Organization Records – and Lyman's still got that lean, slinky groove on the Hammond that's totally outta sight – a soulful, vibe that's quite different than mainstream organ jazz, and which has this chunky approach that's totally infectious right from the very first note! The group also features Robert Tye on guitar – and the three musicians work together with a lean sound that's mighty nice – with a vibe that even transforms the familiar tunes in the set. Titles include "Serenata", "Disco Tease", "Ain't That Good News", "The Breeze & I", and a medley of "Perry Mason Theme/You Don't Know What Love Is". CD

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioLive At The Misty ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Long tracks and plenty of room to groove – a really great little session from Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, and one with some added conga to boot! Don't confuse this one with Yamamoto's other 70s date with Misty in the name, because this album's a live one – and it comes across with a good deal of energy, even when things are a bit mellow – a sense of freedom on the keys that rolls out from the very first note of the record, yet never takes things too far into the hinterland of sound. There's a nice pulse on most numbers, thanks in part to the congas – and titles include "Moanin", "Dark Eyes", "The Loving Touch", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Ann Young &Yuji Ohno TrioAs Well Be Spring ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A lovely set of 70s jazz vocals – recorded by American singer Ann Young, with backing by a Japanese combo led by pianist Yuji Ohno! The sound is pretty darn soulful – tracks that range from modal groovers to mellow ballads, all sung by Ann with a really rich vocal approach, and backed up with lightly dancing notes that give the album a really classic feel. The whole thing reminds us a lot of some of the best Lorez Alexandria work from the 70s – with a similar talent for hitting strong notes, and working in some great bass next to the vocals. Titles include a jazz dancer version of "Speak Low", plus "Old Devil Moon", "Don't Explain", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Autumn In New York", and "It Might As Well Be Spring". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Young-Holt TrioWack Wack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Amazing stuff from bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Red" Holt! At the time of this release, the pair had already risen to great fame as the rhythm backing for Ramsey Lewis in his first trio – but broke out on their own as a solo act, with a real focus on rhythmic piano grooves! Working here with pianist Hysear Don Walker, the pair attempt to recreate a bit of the rolling soul jazz groove they hit with Ramsey – but they also take a hipper approach, by moving the drums and bass forward in the mix, especially Young's bass, which was capable of amazing funky riffs and elegant whimsical lines. The title cut, "Wack Wack", is one of those 60s instrumental hits we'd put on a par with "Bang Bang" or "Soul Finger" – and the album also includes wonderful versions of jazz and pop hits like "Monday, Monday", "Song for My Father", "Sunny", and "Girl Talk", all of which are completely transformed by the group! LP, Vinyl record album

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Zimbo TrioCla Do Clam ... LP
Clam (Brazil), Mid 80s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the more obscure Zimbo Trio records from later years – a set in which the group bring in some other younger players, and also serve up some piano solo trcks too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small sticker in one corner.)

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Zimbo TrioZimbo Com A Participacao De Hector & Heraldo ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet 70s set from the amazing Zimbo Trio – a record that really has them stretching out with a much more complicated vibe than the bossa years – mixing in some elements of 70s Brazilian fusion, as they work with an expanded group that includes Hector Costita on sax, and Heraldo Do Monte on guitar! The sound is warm and open – never overindulgent, but stretching out in ways the core bossa trio could never do on their own – using the best rhythmic qualities of the sax and guitar to carve out some wonderful grooves! The album includes a very nice version of "Tudo Bem", a cover of Milton Nascimento's "Fe Cega Faca Amolada", and the cuts "Viola Violar" and "Laurecy Ate Ja". CD

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✨✧ Fred Anderson/DKV TrioFred Anderson/DKV Trio ... CD
Okka Disk, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tenorist Fred Anderson made some fantastic albums for the Okka Disk label during the later years of his life – and this wonderful set has the legend making tremendous new fire with the label's excellent DKV Trio! Given that the group already features Ken Vandermark on saxes, the pairing of Anderson and Ken is a heck of a match – driven on strongly here by the bassist Kent Kessler, who's at the height of his powers during these years – and drummer Hamid Drake, whose range is maybe even more bold here than usual. Titles include "Planet E", "Lady's In Love", "Aaron's Tune", "Black Woman", "Our Theme", and "Dark Day". CD
(Out of print, packaged in a nice gatefold mini LP sleeve.)

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✨✧ Ray Bryant TrioGotta Travel On ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone groover from the great Ray Bryant – one of his brilliant albums for Cadet from the 60s! Ray's soul jazz trio (with Freddie Waits on drums) is augmented by the 2-horn trumpet section he used on some of his other Cadet recordings from the time – trumpet from Snookie Young and flugelhorn from Clark Terry, both of whom really help the album open up from the usual standard soul jazz trio side! The sound is really unique, and the "bottom" of the brass gives his piano a nice deep sound that you wouldn't necessarily expect from the arrangement – almost a bit of a bounce at the bottom, always helping the groove. The record includes a number of nice originals, like "Little Soul Sister", "All Things Are Possible", "Erewhon", and "Monkey Business" – plus versions of "Gotta Travel On" and "Bag's Groove". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Ron Carter TrioSo What ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Great Jazz TrioGreat Jazz Trio At The Village Vanguard (Inner City) ... LP
East Wind/Inner City, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful live set from the legendary Great Jazz Trio of Ron Carter, Tony Williams, and Hank Jones – one of the group's key Japanese albums of the 70s! As the title implies, the set was recorded live at the Village Vanguard – in a setting that has the trio stretching out even more than on their already-spacious studio sides of the time. Williams is especially nice on the record – light and free on the kit, and miles away from some of his fusion work of the 70s. Jones' tones are warm and soulful, and Carter's bass work is always a treat in a setting like this. The album features a great take on "Naima", plus the tracks "Moose The Mooche", "Favors", and "12+12" – all done in nice long versions. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Tord Gustavsen TrioBeing There ... CD
ECM, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Jewell Gospel TrioMany Little Angels In The Band ... CD
Gospel Friend (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Kingston TrioOnce Upon A Time ... LP
Tetragrammaton, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis TrioUpendo Ni Pamoja ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Tony Monaco TrioFiery Blues ... CD
Summit, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly TrioSmokin' In Seattle – Live at the Penthouse ... CD
Resonance, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare meeting of guitarist Wes Montgomery and the trio of pianist Wynton Kelly – heard here on unissued material that stands strongly next to their classic Smoking At The Half Note album on Verve! About half the tracks here just feature Kelly's trio – but that's A-Ok with us, as the group is wonderful – a luminous unit that features Ron McClure on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – both players who showcase the maturing style of Wynton's piano work – a great mix of lyricism that stretches out beautifully on the album's longer tracks! Montgomery joins in about a third into the set, and the tunes get even sharper and groovier – as Wes' tones ring out strongly next to the piano, often opening up Kelly with even more chromatic hues. The whole thing is very well-recorded, and beautifully remastered – and titles include "Jingles", "Sir John", "West Coast Blues", "Oleo", "Not A Tear", "What's New", "Blues In F", and "O Morro Nao Tem Vez". CD
(Still sealed, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson TrioBursting Out – With The All Star Big Band/Swinging Brass ... CD
Verve, 1959/1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous little record, Bursting Out has Oscar Peterson really pushing the fuller, stronger sound he started with his trio of Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen – a set that features additional backings by Ernie Wilkins behind the core sound of the piano combo! The mode here is in that "all soul" style of Peterson's huge-selling Verve albums from the time – but the addition of a larger group makes for a mode that's even fresher – because Oscar rarely used any larger backings, so the record's a real standout! Hearing the strength of the tracks, we're a bit surprised that Peterson never made more albums like this – because there seems to be added inspiration from Wilkins' presence, giving Oscar even more focus and drive on his solos. A rare outing, but a great one – with titles that include "Blues For Big Scotia", "Tricotism", "Manteca", "I'm Old Fashioned", "West Coast Blues", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "I Love You". An unusual set – Swinging Brass With The Oscar Peterson Trio – one of Peterson's few albums with a larger group – featuring some great arrangements from Russ Garcia! Titles include "Blues For Big Scotia", "Con Alma", "Cubano Chant", "OP", and "Little Pea's Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Odean Pope TrioEbioto ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Roothaan TrioStar Eyes – Jazz From Chicago ... CD
JP Rootman, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Soul Bossa TrioDolphins ... CD
Moonbeat (Italy), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This Japanese group have certainly grown up a lot – and this beautiful album is their most mature in years! The combo is fronted by singer Ann Sally – whose English language vocals add a tremendous amount of sophistication to the record – snaking forth in a cool jazzy style that goes way past the easy bossa remake mode of earlier albums. Sally's voice is incredible, and it's mixed with a well-constructed set of backings by the group, music that is especially heavy in its use of Fender Rhodes! The track list is great, too – with wonderful remakes of Fred Neil's "The Dolphins", Flora Purim's "Light As A Feather", Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance", and Coltrane's "Naima". Sweet, mellow, jazzy, and wonderfully rich – the group's best album in years! Italian version of the album features 2 tracks not on the Japanese one – "Butterfly (Incognito rmx)" and "Sky (Soul Bossa Trio blue rmx)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stahls Trio (Mattias Stahl)Kallthorp Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from one of the hippest vibists working on the planet today – the great Mattias Stahl, one of the few players to really bring something new to the instrument over the past few decades! Stahls has this very rich sound, but also a very unique sense of timing too – which means that he can ring out with notes that are very seductive, while also pulling you into a space that's very much his own – fresh rhythms, different progressions, and moments of mindblowing intensity – all given fantastic support here by bassist Joe Williamson and drummer Christopher Cantillo! The group are as revolutionary as any of the Bobby Hutcherson "new thing" recordings of the 60s, or as Gary Burton's key combos at their best – and there's a sense of new imagination that matches that of the contemporary, but very different, vibist Jason Adasiewicz – maybe the only other player besides Stahl who's done so much with the instrument in recent years. Titles include "Vi Gar Till Skolan", "Morgon Pa Torpet", "Elmers", "Diagram", "Lennart Jernestrand", "Ordning Pa Torpet", and a surprising take on John Lennon's "Jealous Guy". CD

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✨✧ Tamba TrioBrasil Saluda A Mexico (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Universal (Mexico), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brazil salutes Mexico – in a rare little album from the legendary Tamba Trio! The album's a rare Mexican release from the group – and was later issued as a self-titled set in Brazil in 1968 – but this original package is the first release of this great material! The record is one of the most obscure Tamba Trio albums of the 60s, a set that has the classic combo doing some heavenly takes on more familiar bossa numbers of the time – recorded right before the group's sides for A&M in the US at the end of the 60s – and filled with the kind of sophisticated shadings, unusual timings, and warmly chromatic harmony vocals that really made the Tamba Trio stand part from the rest of their Brazilian contemporaries. Most numbers are relatively straight ahead, but they've got these little twists and turns that are really amazing – and even though the songs are mostly familiar, they still come off here with a very fresh feel! Titles include "Garota De Ipanema" (retitled "La Chica De Ipanema"!), "So Danco Samba", "Berimbau", "Corcovado", "Consolacao", and "Desafinado". CD
(Comes a great little LP style sleeve!)
 
 
 



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