Trio Jeepy

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Trio Jeepy
Branford Marsalis Trio Jeepy cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1989
RecordedJanuary 3 & 4, 1988
LabelSony Music
ProducerDr. George Butler (executive producer)/ Delfeayo Marsalis (producer
Branford Marsalis chronology
Random Abstract
Trio Jeepy
Do the Right Thing (soundtrack)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[2]

Trio Jeepy is a jazz album featuring saxophonist Branford Marsalis leading a trio that included notable bassist Milt Hinton. It was recorded January 3–4, 1988 at Astoria Studios in New York, New York.[3] It peaked at number 3 on the Top Jazz Albums chart.[4] It was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1989 for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group.

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states, "Branford Marsalis clearly had a lot of fun during this set... The performances are quite spontaneous (the occasional mistakes were purposely left in) and Marsalis really romps on such tunes as "Three Little Words," "Makin' Whoopee," and "Doxy." On the joyful outing that is also one of Branford Marsalis' most accessible recordings, Milt Hinton often steals the show."[5]

Marsalis' cover of Makin' Whoopee would later be the first music video featured on VH1 Smooth upon its initial broadcast on August 1, 1998.[6]

Track listing (compact disc)[edit]

  1. "Housed from Edward" (Branford Marsalis)
  2. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
  3. "Three Little Words" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
  4. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
  5. "U.M.M.G." (Billy Strayhorn)
  6. "Gutbucket Steepy" (Milt Hinton, Branford Marsalis, Jeff Watts)
  7. "Doxy" (Sonny Rollins)
  8. "Makin' Whoopee (Reprise)" (Donaldson/Kahn)
  9. "Peace" (Ornette Coleman)
  10. "Random Abstract (Tain's Rampage)" (Branford Marsalis)

Note: The original LP and cassette releases included one additional track, a version of "Stardust" lasting 9:07 and featuring Milt Hinton and Jeff Watts.



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 948. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ "Trio Jeepy". Branford Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-09-12.
  4. ^ Allmusic Guide
  5. ^ Yanow, Scott. Allmusic Review accessed 12 September 2014.
  6. ^ Hay, Carla (August 22, 1998). "MuchMusic Readies Awards, Spinoff Channel; MTV's Suite Set". 110 (34). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 85. Retrieved March 12, 2017.

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