Towards the end of last year, I posted a list of some of my favorite recent piano trios, notably, the Marcin Wasilewski's Faithful (ECM, 2011) and Colin Vallon's Rruga (ECM, 2011), and also great 7-CD boxset collecting Brad Mehldau's incredible run from 1996-2001.
Over on other threads, Hutch, Save, and I have cited some new piano trio releases from 2012. I thought it might be good to collect them here as well. They are three great ones--and very different from one another in terms of sound and style.
Vijay Iyer Trio, Accelerando (ACT) / Brad Mehldau Trio, Ode (Nonesuch) / Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, Permutation (CamJazz)
By the way, you can stream Pieranunzi's Permutation on the CamJazz website. Here's the link:
Thanks for the heads-up on "What Took You So Long", trigg015.
I certainly enjoyed the Espen Eriksen Trio's last album, "You Had Me At Goodbye", and I'll almost certainly buy this new one, too.
Basically, if an album is "typical Scandinavian introvert piano-jazz", then I'm an absolute sucker for it. I'm powerless to resist. A couple of clicks on the old computer, and yet another mellow, restrained piano-bass-drums CD is on its way to my tasteful collection. Much to the dismay of Mrs Elephant Shrew, I should add.
"Into the sapphire of the day with it, so we are"
Let me also add my support of Mehldau's new disc, Ode; just spent some time with Norwegian saxophonist Petter Wettre (terrific player, btw), and he feels this is an important record that, were it made at a time when it was possible, it would have been huge and influential. I am prone to agree with him...
Esbjorn Svensson trio- From Gagarin's Point of View, Plays Monk
Uri Caine- Live @ Village Vanguard
Michel Camillo- Spain (actually a duo with Tomatito on Spanish guitar) = breathtaking and excellently recorded,check it out and let me know
Neil Cowley trio- The face of Mourt Molehill (a new UK trio-very nice)
Tommy Flanagan- Jazz Poet (not a lot of love for TF here !
Hal Galper- Invitation to a Concert
Robert Glasper- Canvas
Barry Harris- First Time Ever
John Hicks- East Side Blues (DIW)
Hampton Hawes/Charlei Haden- As long as there's Music (actually a duo)
Just a quick glance through some of my collection to start you guys off on the right foot, Dr. Jeff
Explore my web site dedicated to Bobby Hutcherson:
a few of my faves this week ...
Django Bates - Beloved Bird
Bobo Stenson - War Orphans
Helge Lien - Asymmetrics
John Taylor - Whirlpool
Stefano Bollani - i'm in the mood for love
For all you rapacious Jazz trio hounds,here are a few more from my collection.Eventually I'll get through all of it.Please feel free to comment.I have already taken some advice on several cds-thanks to all posters.
Magnus Hjorth trio- Old new borrowed Blue (Stunt records)
Eddie Higgins trio- Dear Old Stockholm (Venus)
Ahmad Jamal- The Awakening (Impulse) 1970 just made the cut off = FANTASTIC !
Hank Jones- Storyville Jazzpar 91 (Storyville)
Frank Kimbrough- Play (Palmetto) w/Paul Motion
Steve Kuhn- Oceans in the Sky (ECM) w/M. Vitous,A. Romano
" Life's Magic (Blackhawk) w/R. Carter,A. Foster
" Jazz n' Emotion-Films (BMG,RCA Vitor)- piano solo= beautiful
Ellis Larkins- A smooth One (Black and Blue)
Chad Lawson trio- The Oz Sessions (Summit Records)
Hugh Lawson- Prime Time (Storyville) w/ Bob Cranshaw,Ben Riley
Kirk Lightsey- Goodbye Mr. Evans (Evidence) wonderful
Harold Mabern- Straight Street (DIW). excellent sound
Ronnie Mathews- Dark before the Dawn (DIW)- excellent sound
Bill Mays- Summer Sketches (Palmetto)
Brad Mehldau- The art of the trio,vol1, House on Hill
Mulgrew Miller- With our own Eyes (Novus)
His MaxJazz cds are also very nice.
Happy listening, Dr. Jeff
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