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The Trio (also released as The Jazz Trio of Hank Jones) is an album by American jazz pianist Hank Jones recorded in 1955 for the Savoy label.[1][2]

The Trio
The Trio (Hank Jones album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1956
RecordedAugust 4, 1955
Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey
GenreJazz
LabelSavoy
MG 12023
ProducerOzzie Cadena
Hank Jones chronology
Urbanity
(1947-53)
The Trio
(1956)
Quartet-Quintet
(1955)

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This is a superb Hank Jones date; highly recommended for fans of piano trio music. In 1955, most jazz pianists were immersed in the school of Bud Powell. Jones is unique in that he developed his harmonic concept prior to Powell's ascendancy and the bebop revolution, but went on to fully assimilate the melodic vocabulary of bop. He has synthesized important elements from many great players into his own recognizable style. His versatility is evident on these eight selections".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "We're All Together" (Hank Jones) - 4:06
  2. "Odd Number" (Hank Jones) - 4:29
  3. "We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together" (Henry Manners, Robert Sour) - 4:51
  4. "Now's the Time" (Charlie Parker) - 3:30
  5. "When Hearts Are Young" (Sigmund Romberg, Al Goodman) - 4:16
  6. "Cyrano" (Ozzie Cadena) - 5:17
  7. "Cyrano" [Alternate Take] (Cadena) - 5:19 Bonus track on reissue
  8. "There's a Small Hotel" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 8:12
  9. "My Funny Valentine" (Rogers, Hart) - 5:52

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Savoy Records Catalog: 12000 series accessed July 31, 2015
  2. ^ Hank Jones Catalog accessed July 31, 2015
  3. ^ a b Bloom, Lee. The Trio (1955) – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 31, 2015.