The Great Jazz Trio at the Village Vanguard

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The Great Jazz Trio at the Village Vanguard
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Live album by
The Great Jazz Trio
Released1977
RecordedFebruary 19 & 20, 1977
Village Vanguard, NYC
GenreJazz
Length36:49
LabelEast Wind
EW-8053
ProducerKiyoshi Itoh and Yasohachi Itoh
Hank Jones chronology
Bop Redux
(1977)
The Great Jazz Trio at the Village Vanguard
(1977)
The Great Jazz Trio at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2
(1977)

The Great Jazz Trio at the Village Vanguard is a live album by the Great Jazz Trio; pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams, recorded in 1977 for the Japanese East Wind label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
All About Jazz4.5/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "No matter which edition one hears of the Great Jazz Trio, leader Hank Jones can be counted upon to deliver the goods. ...On this occasion, Jones is ably accompanied by Ron Carter and Tony Williams, so it is no surprise the fireworks begin right away".[3] On All About Jazz John Kelman noted "Perhaps it's because, with their shared background as members of Miles Davis' landmark quintet of the mid-'60s, Carter and Williams were able to approach this more mainstream affair with just the right combination of unabashed swing and freer interpretation".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moose the Mooche" (Charlie Parker) - 6:06
  2. "Naima" (John Coltrane) - 11:41
  3. "Favors" (Claus Ogerman) - 9:35
  4. "12+12" (Ron Carter) - 9:27

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ East Wind Records List accessed August 3, 2015
  2. ^ The Great Jazz Trio Catalog accessed August 3, 2015
  3. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. The Great Jazz Trio at the Village Vanguard – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Kelman, J., All About Jazz Review, March 23, 2005