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Geri Allen Trio & The Jazzpar 1996 NonetSome Aspects Of Water ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1996. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Beautiful work from pianist Geri Allen – a set that features the musician both with her trio, and with a larger nonet that was put together as part of her winning the 1996 Jazzpar prize – as well as a set that features some great late work from trumpeter Johnny Coles! The first half of the record features the trio – a wonderfully warm group that includes Palle Danielsson on bass and Lenny White on drums – really stretching out on the titles "Feed The Fire" and "A Beautiful Friendship". Then, Johnny Coles joins the trio – and gets a great solo space on a version of "Old Folks" – before the larger group comes in, still with Coles up front in the lead on flugelhorn. Those large group titles include "Smooth Attitudes", "Some Aspects Of Water", and "Skin". CD

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Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. Used ... $14.99
A rare early Mose Allison album – a mostly-instrumental outing that focuses on Allison's wonderful talents on the piano – already honed by this time through participation in a number of key sessions with other leaders! Side one of the album features the beautiful "Back Country Suite" – an extended piece of shorter numbers, composed by Allison with a wonderfully evocative feel. The depth of the work is wonderful, and shows that even at an early point, Allison was forging a unique voice in jazz that went far beyond simple work on piano as an accompanist. Other players on the set include bassist Taylor La Fargue and drummer Frank Isola – and side two features the tunes "Blueberry Hill", "I Thought About You", "In Salah", and "One Room Country Shack". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Fred Anderson TrioLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. Used Gatefold ... 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
(Out of print, please note that the sleeve has some staining & water damaged & is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Baroque Jazz TrioOrientasie/Largo ... 7-inch
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
Two fantastic tracks from this groundbreaking French group of the 70s – neither of which were on their famous album for the Saravah label! "Orientasie" has this slow-building mix of plucked cello and drums, then switches to bowing of the cello whole harpsichord grooves into the mix – often played with a slight bit of distortion, which really sounds incredible! "Largo" has all three elements working in a more swinging mode from the start, but the harpsichord really goes wild once things get going – and the cello hits a pretty great solo too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan BlakeWithout Deception ... CD
Dare 2, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
This isn't the first time that pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have played together – but there's definitely something special about the record that really grabs our ears – and it's not just the excellent work on drums by Johnathan Blake! Barron's at his roundest, most soulful sort of tone – really grabbing the notes out of the air in this wonderful way – and Holland really follows suit too, with this very personal, organic approach that's such a change from some of his more experimental work of years back – and which makes him a stunning part of the group, especially at all those many moments when he and Barron dance around each other's sound with this beautifully resonant vibe. Titles include "Until Then", "Porto Alegre", "Without Deception", "Speed Trap", "Secret Places", "Worry Later", and "Pass It On". CD
Also available Without Deception (with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan BlakeWithout Deception (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Dare 2, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
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". LP has two bonus tracks – "Can Tomorrow Be Brighter" and "Mabel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bruce Barth TrioLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. Used ... $12.99
Bruce Barth is a pianist who always knows how to open up and run – making him an excellent choice for the Smalls Live series – easily some of the best-recorded live jazz CDs in recent years! Barth's touch on the keys is amazing – very fluid, and a mixture of sharp tones and gentler elements – always incredibly well-conceived, and really holding up in the space of the album's extended tunes – which also are almost all original compositions as well! The trio features Vincente Archer on bass and Rudy Royston on drums – and titles include "Yama", "Almost Blues", "Oh Yes I Will", "Afternoon In Lledia", and "Wilsonian Alto". CD

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Beat Bronco Organ TrioRoad Trip (with bonus download) ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Alberto Beltran/Trio La Rosa/Orchestra AlemendraMerengues & Cha Cha Chas ... LP
Fiesta, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Panart pressing with deep groove. Cover has discoloration from age, with clear tape on the spine and bottom seam.)

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Jeb Bishop Trio/QuartetAfternoons ... CD
Okka Disk, 2001. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
One of the boldest statements on record from trombonist Jeb Bishop – and a really great reminder of his key contributions to the Chicago avant scene at the start of the century! Jeb's a master of subtle shape and sound on his instrument, but he can also play with a fiercer frenzy – which is definitely the case here, and he moves between a trio and quartet lineup – alongside Kent Kessler on bass, Tim Mulvenna on drums, and Jeff Parker on guitar! The match of Parker and Bishop happens on four of the album's seven tracks, and has an especially strong resonance – tuneful at times, fuzzier at others – although the trio tracks are pretty darn incredible, and have us really remembering the greatness of Kessler and Mulvenna too. Titles include "Mirror Image", "The Umbrella", "Piggly Wiggly", "Pond", and "Flex Time". CD

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Claude Bolling TrioJazz A La Francaise ... LP
FM, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Featuring Claude Bolling on piano, Jean-Luc Dayan on drums, and Jean Francois Rouge & Steve La Spina on bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fabrizio Bosso & Spiritual TrioSomeday ... CD
Warner (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
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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Bowman TrioPersistence ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Ron Brooks TrioThree B In Flight ... CD
Robro, 2000. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Brubeck LaVerne TrioSee How It Feels ... LP
Blackhawk, 1986. Sealed ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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John Butler TrioSunrise Over Sea ... CD
Lava, 2004. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Carola & Heikki Sarmanto TrioCarola & Heikki Sarmanto Trio ... CD
Sahko (Finland), 1966. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic bit of lost vocal jazz from the 60s – sung by Finnish vocalist Carola, an artist we'd rank right up there with Monica Zetterlund, Karin Krog, and some of our favorite European singers from the time! Like Monica and Karin, Carola sings mostly in English and has a very groovy approach – one that's partially inspired by American jazz singers of the 50s, but which is also very much in the spirit of the modal jazz and Saba scene going down in Europe at the time! Carola's singing here with hip backing from the trio of pianist Heikki Sarmanto, who also brings in some wonderful guest work on flute and tenor sax by Esa Pethman. The set includes a killer original called "The Flame" – written by Esa and Carola, and swinging with a modal style that's totally great – and which makes the track take on a very sweet jazz dance feel! The set also features a great version of the Clarke/Boland tune "Just Give Me Time", another original called "The Poem", and wonderful takes on "Detour Ahead", "So Long Big Time", "Work Song", "Lonely Woman", and "Sunrise Sunset". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chicago Underground TrioPossible Cube ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $6.99
Groundbreaking work from the ever-changing melange of players associated with Chicago underground jazz musician Rob Mazurek. This "Chicago Underground" set features a trio lineup – with Mazurek on cornet, electronics, organ, and vibes; Chad Taylor on percussion and vibes; and Noel Kuppersmith on bass and vibes. Jeff Parker sits in on guitar and organ – and the record's got a free-flowing sound that's really wonderful, and which reminds us a lot of the best modal moments of the 70s, mixed with some of the more rhythmic sounds of the AACM. Titles include "Shaw Town", "Into Another You", "Passaros", "Pisces", "The Enormous Room", "Teletransporation Unit 3", "Energia", "La Jetee", and "Othello". CD

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Nels Cline TrioGround ... CD
Krown Pocket, 1995. Used ... $8.99
Features Nels Cline on guitar, Bob Mair on bass, and Michael Preussner on drums. CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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Nat King Cole TrioJumpin At Capitol ... CD
Capitol/Rhino, Mid 40s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Cunimondo TrioFrank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino ... CD
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
A beautiful set of hipster jazz vocals! This legendary album by Pittsburgh pianist Frank Cunimondo has always been a favorite for the jazz-dance groover "Feelin Good" – a cut which has an incredible drum and bass riff, and which has been sampled more than a few times over the past few years. But even above that track, the whole album's pretty darn great – and it features an excellent set of vocals by the lovely Lynn Marino, a very unique vocalist with a sweet style that's sort of like Blossom Dearie. The whole album's got a lovely light groove, with some heavy rolling piano lines from Frank, tight rhythm backing by the trio, and a great sweet sound from Lynn. A real treasure, and impossible to find on the original vinyl. Titles include "Beyond The Clouds", "Pretty Pretty", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Love So Fine", "A House Is Not A Home", and the incredible "Feelin Good"! CD
Also available Frank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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Frank Cunimondo TrioFrank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 30.98
A beautiful set of hipster jazz vocals! This legendary album by Pittsburgh pianist Frank Cunimondo has always been a favorite for the jazz-dance groover "Feelin Good" – a cut which has an incredible drum and bass riff, and which has been sampled more than a few times over the past few years. But even above that track, the whole album's pretty darn great – and it features an excellent set of vocals by the lovely Lynn Marino, a very unique vocalist with a sweet style that's sort of like Blossom Dearie. The whole album's got a lovely light groove, with some heavy rolling piano lines from Frank, tight rhythm backing by the trio, and a great sweet sound from Lynn. A real treasure, and impossible to find on the original vinyl. Titles include "Beyond The Clouds", "Pretty Pretty", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Love So Fine", "A House Is Not A Home", and the incredible "Feelin Good"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 180 gram pressing!)
Also available Frank Cunimondo Trio introducing Lynn Marino ... CD 10.99

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Frank Cunimondo TrioSagittarius (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 28.99
A fantastic album by one of the greatest funky keyboard players of the 70s! Frank Cunimondo may have never made it out of his native Pittsburgh during much of the decade, but albums like this will forever ensure that his name be known in the ranks of groovers everywhere! The album features Frank working with his regular trio – but unlike some of his other earlier sessions, this one's got a large amount of work on electric piano, which brings a whole new dimension to Frank's playing! The album kicks off with "Sagitarius", a 12 minute groover that runs along with electric piano solos at top pace, like some of Charles Earland's best work on the Leaving This Planet album. Next up is an 8 minute version of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon", done with lots of funky work on the ARP, squeaking and grooving away in a style that would make Herbie proud! Side two begins with the 14 minute original "Slalom", a cool dark number that builds and builds, adding in more keyboards and getting slowly funkier, in kind of a Bob James mode. Last up is "Samba Nova", a short little bossa number that chills things down nicely. A great little album – and rare as hen's teeth! LP, Vinyl record album

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Marco Di Marco TrioUn Autunno A Parigi (Autumn In Paris) ... LP
Modern Jazz (Italy), 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
The kind of an album that proves why Marco Di Marco is one of our favorite pianists ever – a sublime Paris session from 1970, recorded in an expansively expressive style! Di Marco has a way of penning tunes and handling the keys that's like few other players we can think of – a post-Bill Evans sense of freedom and grace, but one that's also always inflected by a strong sense of soul – one that keeps Marco's work from just being flights of fancy, and always directs the tunes with some sense of a groove, however subtle. As with some of his best trio sides, he's working here with the rhythm team of Jacky Sampson and Charles Saudrais – both borrowed from the trio of Georges Arvanitas, but giving the record a round, warm tone that they hardly ever brought to any of Georges' records! Tracks are all originals, and include "Fontainebleau", "Un Autunno A Parigi", "Le Chat Qui Peche", "Valse Pour Quatre Amis", and "Boul Mich". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Tam/Cam, non-gatefold cover. Cover has some very light wear, but this is a nice copy.)

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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $33.99
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 13.99
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 16.99
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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✨✧ Jon Eberson TrioStash ... CD
Odin (Norway), 1987. Used ... $18.99
With Audun Kleive on drums & Bjorn Kjellemyr on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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Extended TrioHarbinger ... CD
OA2, 2019. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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Hal Galper TrioTippin' ... CD
Concord, 1993. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Great Jazz TrioMilestones ... LP
East Wind/Inner City, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of a number of late 70s milestones from the Great Jazz Trio – that sublime grouping of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums! Like the rest of their gems from the time, the album's got this simple, subtle brilliance – a way of approaching piano trio material that was quite fresh for the time – different than Jones might have sounded the decade before, and clearly influenced by the huge growth of the format in Japan – the market for which the album was originally produced. Carter really shines on the record – reminding us of his incredible ability to act as both a soloist and a rhythmatist – and Tony Williams is a great here as he is on the Herbie Hancock trio dates of the time. Titles include "Wave", "Milestones", "Mr Biko", and "Eighty One". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Tobias Grebb & Trio WestUpper West Side Story ... CD
Yummy House, 2008. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Mats Gustafsson TrioMouth Eating Trees & Related Activities ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
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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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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Krzysztof Herdzin TrioLive In Tygmont ... CD
Allegro (Poland), 2006. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Please note that there are two pieces of clear tape covering two small tears on the booklet cover.)

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Father Herrera & The Trio ESPJazz Goes To Church ... LP
Enterprise, 1968. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Fred Hersch TrioAlive At The Vanguard ... CD
Palmetto, 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD

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Fred Hersch TrioHeart Songs ... CD
Sunnyside, 1990. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, please note that there is a tear through the booklet that is covered up by several pieces of clear tape & is priced accordingly.)

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Eddie Higgins TrioSoulero ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great 60s album from pianist Eddie Higgins – one of his few records for Atlantic, and a set that definitely lives up to the seductive power of the title and cover! Eddie's maybe a bit more creative and open here than on some of his other records – more in a Chess Records trio mode than especially his later, more lyrical sides – with great work on rhythm from Richard Evans on bass and Marshall Thompson on drums! The album really reflects Higgins' placement on the Chicago scene of the 60s – and he's got a surprisingly strong left-handed groove at times – on titles that include "Soulero", "Tango Africaine", "Mr Evans","Love Letters", and "Shelly's World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Hank Jones TrioLive In Japan ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
Pianist Hank Jones always got some of his best 70s treatment working overseas – and that's definitely the case here, as Hank stretches out beautifully in a live trio date that was originally intended just for the Japanese market! The sound is sublime – really respectful of all that careful balance of swing and lyricism that Jones brings to the piano at his best – given understated accompaniment from George Duvivier on bass and Shelly Manne on drums – both musicians who always seem to let Hank show the way, but definitely know where to follow. 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
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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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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Mary Kaye TrioJust Us ... LP
Movietone, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the more obscure albums from this groovy vocal trio! Arrangements are by Bob Smale – and titles include "Night Life", "Sleeves Of Green", "Dancing", "Man's Favorite Sport", and "What's Yours". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
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, 2000 pressing with 24bit mastering and a great gatefold sleeve – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Keystone TrioNewklear Music – The Songs Of Sonny Rollins ... CD
Milestone, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Keystone Trio (John Hicks)Heart Beats ... CD
Milestone, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With John Hicks on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Kingston TrioKingston Trio ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing.)

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Kingston TrioKingston Trio At Large ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Martin Kuchen & Landaeus TrioMind The Gap Of Silence ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), New Copy ... About July 3, 2020 (delayed)
... CD

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Axel Kuhn TrioOpen Minded ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2014. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Bud Lavin TrioMoods In Jazz ... LP
Vantage, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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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Wilson Lewes TrioShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Diplomat, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Liane & the Boheme Bar TrioParis Midnight ... LP
Vanguard, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Life Force TrioLiving Room ... CD
Plug Research, 2006. Used ... $4.99
A brilliant full LP from Life Force Trio – another feather in the cap of Carlos Nino, the force behind Ammon Contact, Build An Ark, and a number of other hip projects! The sound here is kind of a mellower, more stripped-down approach to the vibe laid out by Build An Ark – one that's heavily influenced by the spacier side of 70s soul jazz, but which also concentrates more on the farther reaches – using analogue electronics to set the tone for the tunes in a Sun Ra-styled way, while bits of percussion and other instrumentation filter slowly into the mix. The sound is very otherworldly – quite cosmic, but much more indirect than other current work that falls into that side of the spectrum! Album features performances from jazz legends Jesse Sharps, Derf Reklaw, and Dwight Trible – and titles include "Coliseum", "Space Flowers/Carousel", "Starship", "Blue Line Watts Bound", "Tone Poem", "Luminous", and "Alice". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe Mantia TrioIf You Knew Suzie/I Look For You ... 7-inch
Crystal, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An obscure jazz trio from Chicago. The main cut's a bit hokey, but the flipside is a nice mellow original. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Guido Manusardi TrioSwingin ... CD
Abeat (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
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
Personell includes Horacio Fumero on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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David Matthews TrioBilly Boy ... LP
Paddle Wheel (Japan), 1986. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An unusual Japanese-only set from pianist David Matthews – with Michael Moore on bass and Dave Weckl on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Tina May TrioOne Fine Day ... CD
335 Records (UK), 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nick Mazzarella TrioUltraviolet ... CD
International Anthem, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 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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Les McCann/Mitchell Ruff Trio20 Special Fingers – Much Les/Catbird Seat ... CD
32 Jazz, 1961/1968. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Two 60s jazz albums from Atlantic Records – back to back in a single set! Les McCann leads off with Much Les – a groovy set of late 60s soul jazz piano tunes – played by Les McCann in a swinging style that pre-dates his 70s funk work – and which also features him playing in a strictly instrumental setting! The core of the material is by Les' trio with Leroy Vinnegar on bass – but most tracks feature an expanded sound, either by adding Willie Bobo and Victor Pantoja on Latin percussion, or by backing the group with off-beat arrangements by the great William Fischer, whose talents had graced some of the best Atlantic jazz albums at the time! Titles include "Burnin Coal", "Doin That Thing", "Roberta", and a groovy version of "Love For Sale". On Catbird Seat, the usual duo of Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff is augmented by drummer Charlie Smith – in a mode that makes the set one of their strongest of the 60s! The format is essentially piano trio jazz – but handled with the pyrotechnic touches that the pair were known for – and with Smith's strong and light touch on the kit, the album at times has the feel of some Ahmad Jamal work for Argo. Includes a great version of "Con Alma", plus the tracks "The Catbird Seat", "So In Love", and "I'll Remember April". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Colleen McNabb & the John Roothaan TrioIt Might As Well Be Spring ... CD
Colleen McNabb, 2003. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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Sergio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag (aka Brasil 65) ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $12.99
Nice early stuff from Sergio – also issued as the album Brazil 65 on Capitol! That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miguel Y Su Trio MatamorosEl Unico: Miguel Y Su Trio Matamoros ... LP
Testimonial (Mexico), Late 30s/1940s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoko Miwa TrioKeep Talkin' ... CD
Ocean Blue Tear (Japan), 2019. Used ... $11.99
With Will Slater on acoustic bass & Scott Goulding on drums. CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear & a punch through the barcode.)

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

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Joe Morris TrioHuman Rites ... LP
Riti, 1985. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
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 ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Novak TrioInvitation ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... $0.99
The first album in many years from pianist Larry Novak – a Chicago pianist who worked with giants like Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan many decades back, and who's remained a committed stylist after all these years! In fact, the set's got a depth of feeling and sensitivity that might be more common in a younger player – a lyrical beauty that's extremely captivating, and which has a vibrancy that hardly belies Larry's age at all – so much so, we had to make sure we had the right CD in the player when writing up this review! Part of the album's strength is the rhythm duo – which features superb bass from Eric Hochberg, who seems born to work with Novak – and drums from Rusty Jones, who often still lets Novak set the pace. Titles include "Minority", "Very Early", "Nobody Else But Me", "The Touch Of Your Lips", and "The Days Of Wine & Roses". CD

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Oscar Peterson TrioBursting Out – With The All Star Big Band/Swinging Brass ... CD
Verve, 1959/1962. Used ... $9.99
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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Marc Pompe TrioReeltime ... CD
Marc Pompe, 1990. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Radical Empathy Trio (Nels Cline/Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly)Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... CD
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
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 13.99

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Radical Empathy Trio (Nels Cline/Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly)Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... LP
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
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 8.99

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Sameer Ramchandran TrioRoundabout ... CD
Roverbird, 2006. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, please note the tray card is missing one spine.)

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Ridiculous TrioRidiculous Trio Plays The Stooges ... CD
Modern Harmonic, New Copy ... On July 17, 2020
... CD

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Ridiculous TrioRidiculous Trio Plays The Stooges (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, New Copy ... On July 17, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on opaque yellow vinyl!)

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Phillippe Saisse Acoustique TrioMy Favorite Songs ... CD
441, 2003. Used ... $16.99
Wonderful work from a real up-and-comer – a bright young jazz artist who seems to get better and better with each new record! Philippe Saisse takes his "acoustic" tag here with a grain of salt – as the French keyboardist also plays Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer organ, and vibes on the set – leaving the real acoustics to the wonderful bass and drum work of the rhythm section. The distinction is a strong one, though – as the album's one of Saisse's first to not feature a lot of extra production and studio work – and instead has the keyboardist stretching out in territory that's extremely warm and soulful. As the title implies, the tunes are some of Saisse's favorites – both older covers and standards, plus some very nice original tunes. 2 tracks feature vocals by Nneka Morton – and titles include "Song For Jun", "Alone Again Naturally", "I'm Not In Love", "Poem For 15", "Michelle", "Once", "Song For Saisse", and "About Time". CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Jerry Shard/Piccadilly TrioVibe-rations ... LP
Urania, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained on the bottom half, with ink stamps on back.)

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George Shearing Trio500 Miles High ... LP
MPS, 1977. Near Mint- ... $8.99
With Louis Stewart on guitar and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – on titles that include "Old Folks", "Jordu", "Cheryl", "500 Miles High", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, on PA/USA.)

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Nadav Snir-Zelniker TrioThinking Out Loud ... CD
OA2, 2009. Used ... $2.99
Features Ted Rosenthal on piano and Todd Coolman on bass! CD
(Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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Soul Bossa TrioAt Wildjumbo ... CD
Tokuma (Japan), 1996. Used ... $9.99
Another excellent album from the Soul Bossa Trio! The groove's a lot more tightly produced on this one, and a number of the cuts have a much more updated Brazilian feel than on their first 2 recordings. There's also a great vocalist with a nice strident jazzy sound, who adds a whole new element to their music. Includes a cover of Herbie Hancock's "Fat Mama", and a number of great Braziliany tracks like "You Can Fly", "Song For The Soul", and "Sundance". Way better than we expected! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobo Stenson TrioCantando ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2008. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Sonny Stitt with the Hank Jones TrioGood Life ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A rock-solid late set from the great Sonny Stitt – one that features the tenorist in the kind of sharp, soulful territory that marked his famous earlier albums for Roost Records! Backings are by the trio of pianist Hank Jones – with George Duvivier on bass and Grady Tate on drums – and the tunes have this focused energy that never lets up for a minute – filled with the kind of economical but meaningful solos that both Stitt and Jones could do when they're at their best – which is definitely the case here! And as usual for both players on a record like this, the tunes are all standards, but used as a jumping-off point for very personal expression – tracks that include "Angel Eyes", "Good Life", "Body & Soul", "As Time Goes By", "My Funny Valentine", "Autumn Leaves", and "Deuce's Wild". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Kunihiko Sugano TrioFinger Popping (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1968. Used ... $33.99
A real finger-popper from Japanese pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a sweet 60s album that has him playing like the best American players of the soul jazz generation! There's a boldness to the left hand that echoes bits of Ray Bryant or Junior Mance – yet Sugano can also tipple the keys with a lyrical sensitivity that's got a bit of Barry Harris or maybe even Ahmad Jamal – often complex, yet still swinging beautifully – always aware of the groove, yet never totally subsumed by it! The trio features Yoshio Ikeda on bass and Hiroshi Yamazaki on drums – and the album feels like some lost treasure on Argo or Prestige Records. Titles include "For Karl", "Finger Popping", "I Can't Get Started", "Barbados", and "Blues For Jiro". CD
(Out of print Blu-Spec CD. Includes obi!)

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Takashi Sugawa Banksia TrioTime Remembered ... CD
Days Of Delight (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
A trio with beautifully slow-burning sense of urgency – one that comes from the round, spacious, well-placed basslines of leader Takashi Sugawa, and which really comes through in the clear, bold piano lines of Masaki Hayashi! The album's titled after a Bill Evans classic, and has an energy that might be inspired in part by Evans – at least in the way the group allows for plenty of space between the notes – yet the approach is very much their own, much darker and moodier, maybe more contemporary but without ever overstating that quality too much. The group's completed by drummer Shun Ishiwaka – and titles include "Nigella", "Banksia", "Under The Spell", "Lamento", "Yoshi", and "Yoko No Waltz". CD

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Tempest TrioTempest Trio ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
The one and only album from Tempest Trio – a sweet disco side project from Detroit funk masters Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore! The trio's got that three-female vocal approach used by many other disco acts at the time – but served up over rhythms that definitely echo the earlier work of Coffey and Theodore – especially the former, given some of the sharply choppy guitar riffs that really make the album groove nicely! But the vocals are hardly an afterthought either, because they step out with some nice leads at time – and give the record a lot more depth than other projects of this nature. Surprisingly solid all the way through – and a damn funky approach to disco – with cuts that include "Love Machine", "Do You Like the Way that Feels", "Last Call For Love", and a medley of "You Keep Me Hangin' On/Love Chains". CD

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Danny Thompson Trio with John McLaughlinLive In Session 1967 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Hi Hat (UK), New Copy ... About April 17, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dwight Trible & The Life Force TrioLove Is The Answer (plus bonus instrumentals) ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2005. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Soul jazz vocalist Dwight Trible gathers the forces for this magnificent effort – an album pairing his emotionally rich vocals and singular spirit with a group of largely west coast allstars – and it's pure genius! The Life Force Trio, from what we can tell, is simply the moniker for a small army of free thinking guests from the deep funk, hip hop and turntablist underground assembled by Carlos Nino of Ammon Contact. The guest list includes SA-RA, J Dilla, Madlib, Daedelus, Scienze Of Life, Nate Morgan, Dwight's Build An Ark fellows and many others. It features some vocals Dwight has laid down for other albums, and some unreleased recordings – how they pair up so intricately well, with such fresh and varied production is a beautiful mystery. This record could have merely served as an interesting exercise in combined talents, but instead it absolutely soars, and could be remembered as Dwight's masterpiece! It may also be one of the best Ninja Tune albums ever! Tracks include "Equipoise" feat SA-RA, "Freedom Dance", "The Rhythm", "Waves Of Infinite Harmony", a fresh take on Coltrane's "A Love Supreme", "Love Is The Answer", "I Was Born On Planet Rock", "Constellations" feat Super Nova, "Celestial Blues" and more. The CD also includes a bonus disc on instrumentals! CD

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Trio BruxoA Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99 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
Also available A Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD 4.99

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Trio BruxoA Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available A Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD 4.99

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Trio Los DelfinesAtardecer Venezolano ... LP
Orfeon (Mexico), 1960s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape on the seams and a center split spine.)

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Trio MocotoBeleza Beleza Beleza ... CD
Y Brazil, 2003. Used ... $8.99
An incredible new album from Trio Mocoto – the legendary Brazilian funk group from the 70s! Unlike the group's first "comeback" album of a few years back – which was great, but kind of revisited familiar territory – this one seems to go in a whole new direction, really expanding the group's sound with a jazzy style that we really wouldn't have expected, but which we totally love! There's some wonderful instrumentation alongside the funky samba rhythms and soulful vocals – sweet electric touches that almost give some tracks a style that reminds us of Band Black Rio at their best. The record features guest work from artists that include Max De Castro, Zuco 103, and others – and titles include "Beleza Beleza Beleza", "Olha Eu Ai", "Coqueiro Verde", "Marinella", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Replay", "Pura Beleza", "Eu Tambem Quero Mocoto", and "Dingue Li Banque". CD
(Out of print.)

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Trio MocotoTrio Mocoto (1977) ... LP
Arlequim/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcin Wasilewski (Simple Acoustic Trio)Faithful ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2011. Used ... $11.99
Marcin Wasilewski's Simple Acoustic Trio – featuring Slawomir Kurkiewicz on bass, Michal Miskiewicz on drums, and Wasilewski on piano. CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe LovanoArctic Rift ... CD
ECM, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
The tenor of Joe Lovano joins the trio of pianist Marcin Wasilewski – adding this great current of soul and depth to the music, and really stating his presence as a key element in the record! Wasilewski is a pianist who's more in the modern ECM tradition – open spaces, open sounds, and getting the right sort of accompaniment from Slawomir Kurkiewicz on bass and Michal Miskiewicz on drums – while Joe does this great job of balancing between their musical ideas and some of his own – sometimes showing off that more modern side of the Lovano horn, sometimes going straighter, in ways that really shape the record! Titles include "Old Hat", "Vashkar", "L'Amour Fou", "A Glimpse", "Fading Sorrow", and "Arco". CD

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Who Trio (Michel Wintsch/Gerry Hemmingway/Banz Oester)Strell – The Music Of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), New Copy ... About July 3, 2020 (delayed)
... CD

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Barney Wilen with the Mal Waldron TrioFrench Story (aka Movie Themes From France) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Pony Canyon (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $49.99
One of the best later albums by French tenor genius Barney Wilen – a true gem that's far better than the title might indicate! The tunes, as you might guess, are all themes from French films – stretching back to the late 50s jazz/new wave days, when Wilen recorded on a few brilliant soundtracks with Miles Davis and Art Blakey – and moving forward into later years to include a few great tunes from the 60s French scene. The group on the set is Mal Waldron's excellent trio with Stafford James on bass and Eddie Moore on drums – the three of them rounding out the tunes with a strong degree of soul, and lots of open notes and space, which lets Wilen do some incredible work on both tenor and soprano saxes. Tunes are all quite long, and really depart from the original structures – and titles include "Un Homme Et Une Femme", "Les Parapluies De Cherbourg", "Manha De Carnaval", "No Problem", and "Julien Dans L'Ascenseur". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben Winkelman TrioBalance ... CD
OA2, 2019. Used ... $2.99
... CD
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