I just downloaded this from e-music to add to my collection of Hank Jones trio’s and it is wonderful. A 4 disc boxed set from 4 different settings during the 1977 and 1978 time frame. These were recorded after the groups famous Live at the Village Vanguard group of albums, and what a great addition. This is one of my favorite trio’s, Hank Jones can really play and Ron Carter bass and Tony Williams drums are a first rate rhythm section. Discover and enjoy!
Here’s a couple of “FINDS” that I think you will enjoy. The video is classic!! Let me also add a “plug” for emusic.com, I use this site for alot of purchases and just discovering. They have a great jazz selection, low price per download and very reliable. I believe their the oldest mp3 site on the internet.
Great trio music to be listened to here.
How about an “Octet” full of all-stars thrown in for good measure!! Hank Jones is tops!!
Hank Jones (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums). were the original Great Jazz Trio. In the spring of 1975, The Great Jazz Trio performed together for the first time at the Village Vanguard for one week.
The trio got together again in May of 1976. This time, they were in a recording studio to record an album with sax player, Sadao Watanabe. The result was the album, I’m Old Fashioned.
The three got along so well that they decided to perform together again. The trio was booked at The Village Vanguard for a week-long engagement between February 14th and 20th, 1977. Hank’s suggested recording the last 3-days of the performance for a live album. In all, six full hours of tape were recorded. These recordings established The Great Jazz Trio as one of the premiere trios of jazz and resulted in a series of three albums – At The Village Vanguard, At The Village Vanguard Volume 2 and At The Village Vanguard Again.
2/09/2009 Hank Jones receives a lifetime acheivement award from the GRAMMYS.
6/17/2009 Hank Jones 2009 JJA pianist of the Year.