Listening Tips, Tuesday 11th June, 2024

Focus: The Piano Trio

Chick Corea (1968): Now He Sings, Now He Sobs

After stepping out with a quintet on his wildly ambitious 1966 debut Tones for Joan’s Bones, he led a somewhat more focused outing with its followup Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.

His trio-mates here are cutting-edge bassist Miroslav Vitous, whose semi-avant-garde grooving would soon become a key part of Weather Report, and the endlessly versatile drummer Roy Haynes.

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Pablo Held (2024): Trio Plays Standards

Critically-acclaimed German pianist Pablo Held announces TRIO PLAYS STANDARDS, the seminal new trio album which captures Held and his comrades Robert Landfermann & Jonas Burgwinkel paying tribute to the rich legacy of Jazz.

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Book: Conceptualizing the Jazz Piano Trio

This collection of interviews with nine of the world's greatest living musicians shines light on the jazz piano trio, one of the genre's most enduring formats.

Interviewed musicians include Jeff Hamilton, Richard Davis, Joanne Brackeen, Jeff Ballard, Fred Hersch, Chuck Israels, Peter Erskine, Eric Reed, and Rufus Reid.

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Brad Mehldau: Blues & Ballads (2016)

Blues and Ballads comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album's title, with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums.

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