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Top 10 Jazz Piano Trio Albums

Note: stay tuned over the coming months each of these “plain” lists is replaced with a full blog post with commentary on the items on the list (and, in some cases, the items that didn’t make the cut).

  1. Phineas Newborn, Jr.: A World of Piano, with Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (Side A) and Sam Jones and Louis Hayes (Side B)
  2. Papa Jo Jones: Jo Jones Trio, with Ray Bryant and Tommy Bryant
  3. Kenny Barron: the Only One, with Ray Drummond and Ben Riley
  4. Bill Evans: Sunday at the Village Vanguard, with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian
  5. Mary Lou Williams: Free Spirits, with Buster Williams and Mickey Roker
  6. Ahmad Jamal: Awakening, with Jamil Nasser and Frank Gant
  7. James Williams: Magical Trio 2, with Ray Brown and Elvin Jones
  8. Sweet Basil Trio: St. Thomas, with Cedar Walton, Ron Carter and Billy Higgins
  9. Chick Corea: Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, with Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes
  10. Hampton Hawes: Spanish Steps (reissued as Blues for Bud), with Jimmy Woode and Art Taylor

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