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Favorite Jazz Trios

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by OrionManMatt, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. OrionManMatt


    Feb 17, 2004
    I searched around a little and didn't find much of a dedicated thread on this, only bits of information here and there. I know there are a lot of great jazz musicians out there--tons, in fact. What I want to know is your all-time favorite jazz trios. Name as many as you want.

    For me, especially lately, it's been:

    - Chick Corea, John Pattitucci, & Dave Weckl
    - Medeski Martin & Wood
    - Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, & Tony Williams
    - Sonny Rollins, Wilbur Ware, & Elvin Jones
  2. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    The Bad Plus
  3. Michel Camilo - Dave Weckl or Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez - Anthony Jackson
    Chick Corea - Dave Weckl - John Patitucci
    Hiromi - Martin Valihora - Tony Grey
    Michel Petrucciani - Steve Gadd - Anthony Jackson
  4. Pat Metheny
    Bob Moses
  5. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    John Scofield
    Steve Swallow
    Bill Steward
  6. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006

    Can you guys recommend a cd of thiers?
  7. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    Jaco Pastorius, Birelli Legrene, Peter Lubke
    Jaco pastorius, Birelli Legrene, Serge Bringholf
  8. You beat me to it.
  9. Clarke, Jean Luc Ponty, Al Di Meola

    The album is called the rite of strings. I love it.
  10. PinkFloydDan


    Jul 4, 2005
    The Bad Plus is awesome!
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I guess you can check out the Akoustic Band albums...there's even a recent issue of a DVD, IIRC.
    Truthfully, IMO, the BEST the Akoustic Band ever sounded was the time/album recorded with Vinnie Coliauta sitting in for Weckl(Akoustic Band Live @the Tokyo Blue Note). Seriously, for the entire 1st tune("Humpty Dumpty"), it sounds like Corea & Patituuci are holding on for dear life!

    Corea has also had other better trios-
    Corea-Vitous-Haynes-Now He Sings, Now He Sobs and, for the more adventurous, the same trio's Live In Europe.

    Corea-Dave Holland-Barry Altschul-ARC. Basically, Circle minus Anthony Braxton...more Avant Garde than the Akoustic Band.

    Corea-Avashai Cohen-Jeff Ballard. A recent trio...still better than the Akoustic Band, IMO.
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    BTW, if anyone runs into a copy of The Trio(BGO Records/Made In England) by The Trio (John Surman-sax; Barre Phillips-bass; Stu Martin-drums) shoot me a PM.
  13. Jim,

    Do you have the Corea box set? What do you think of it? I'm gonna order it today probably.
  14. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Perhaps the best Jazz Trio for Acoustic Bass:

    Bill Evans
    Scott LeFaro
    Paul Motain
    And nothing wrong with:
    Pat Metheny
    Charlie Haden
    Roy Haynes
  15. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Definitely my favorite.

    On the DB side:

    Mingus, Ellington, Roach.
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Funny this thread should pop up right now, I just dusted off an oscar peterson trio vinyl and have been listening to it for the past half hour or so.
  17. OrionManMatt


    Feb 17, 2004
    I second the "Arc" recommendation.

    I happen to really, really enjoy Chick's Akoustic Band stuff. Sometimes Dave Weckl is a little over the top for me but I think John adds so much to it. It was definitely a recording that took a few listens; it isn't "easy listening" jazz. I think their rendition of "Spain" is one of my all-time favorites.

    P.S. --
    There is just something about a trio that gets me. There is limited freedom: creativity galore but you can't abandon your post because there is no one to back you up. The trios that can do it well, wow, are masters.
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I have 2 Corea box sets...are you talking about the 10 DVD set?
    (I don't have that one...yet).
  19. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Vince Guaraldi
  20. 1. Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson
    2. Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams
    3. Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Arthur Taylor

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