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Best Piano Trios

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Episode 14: Best Piano Trios of All Time


London-based pianist and jazz piano tutor Tim Richards gets together with various Morley music tutors and others to discuss their favourite tracks by some of the most influential jazz and blues pianists.


In this special extended edition Tim explores 21 of his favourite piano trio recordings.



01. Bud Powell THE AMAZING BUD POWELL Vol 1 (1951) A Night in Tunisia

02. Erroll Garner CONCERT BY THE SEA (1953) I’ll Remember April

03. Horace Silver TRIO AND ART BLAKEY – SABU (1953) Safari

04. Hampton Hawes VOL 1 THE TRIO (1955) I Got Rhythm

05. Red Garland RED GARLAND’S PIANO (1956) Please Send Me Someone to Love

06. Ahmad Jamal LIVE AT THE PERSHING (1958) Poinciana

07. Bill Evans PORTRAIT IN JAZZ (1959) What is This Thing Called Love

08. Ray Bryant CON ALMA (1960) Cubano Chant

09. Bobby Timmons THIS HERE IS BOBBY TIMMONS (1960) Moanin’

10. Phineas Newborn Jr A WORLD OF PIANO (1961) Manteca

11. Oscar Peterson NIGHT TRAIN (1962) Band Call

12. McCoy Tyner REACHING FORTH (1962) Reaching Forth

13. Wynton Kelly FULL VIEW (1966) Autumn Leaves

14. Dudley Moore AUTHENTIC DUD (1966) Blues for Boots

15. Chick Corea NOW HE SINGS NOW HE SOBS (1968) Matrix

16. Monty Alexander TRIO LIVE! AT MONTREUX FESTIVAL (1976) Satin Doll

17. Gene Harris LIVE AT OTTER CREST (1981) A Little Blues There

18. Michel Petrucciani LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD (1984) To Erlinda

19. Keith Jarrett’s STANDARDS LIVE (1986) Too Young to Go Steady

20. Benny Green THE RAY BROWN TRIO: BASSFACE (1993) Milestones

21. Brad Mehldau THE ART OF THE TRIO Vol 1 (1996) I Didn’t Know What Time It Was


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