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Best all time Trio
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Did this on FB with no intention of posting here, and some folks from here have posted there. But it got such huge response that I thought it would be fun to duplicate here.

Unlike FB, I won't even start it, Best trios, caveat - real trio! Meaning they have to play live as a trio.....not a bunch of studio magic then play as a 5 or 6 piece - a full on legit trio.

On FB we tended towards rock, but jazz, soul, classical, etc all good.


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I'm sure my vote would change from day to day, but right now, having been diggin' on them earlier, I vote for Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Herb Ellis.

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Like a lot of folks here, I'm allergic to musical "bests." But among the most notable trios should be Medeski, Martin, and Wood. Three guys who have played together for so long, they're like 3 heads on the same body. Don't listen to them anymore, but for a good few years my brain was saturated with MMW. You wanna say a different trio is better? Fine, I got no problem with that.

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Cream. End of discussion!


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The Jarrett standards trio.

Rush.

Dirty Loops.

Ben Folds Five.


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I can't say "best" because there are too many variables - like time period and style. Plus simply put, music is not a contest.

But these represent a cross section of just a few of my favorites.

Contemporary and State of the Art - Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJonette.

Classic -- Wynton Kelly or Sonny Clark with Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.

Modern Classic - Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams.
McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman/ Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.

Timeless - Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian...also with the grossly under rated Chuck Israel and Larry Bunker. The middle to late '60s with Eddie Gomez. And the last Trio with Marc Johnson and Joe Labarbera.

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Cream. End of discussion!


Right on.

Since we're making lists I would add the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.

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Like a lot of folks here, I'm allergic to musical "bests."


Actually, I'm allergic to bests in general... best song, best synth, best restaurant, etc. It's subjective.

It's been said before: if you don't like it, it probably wasn't made for you.



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In no particular order

Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Bob Moses (Bright Size Life)
Bud Powell, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich
Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Charles Mingus
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Rush
The Police
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Medeski Martin & Wood
Morphine
Ben Folds Five
Keith Jarret Trio
Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes (Now He Sings, Now He Sobs)


I'm also a big fan of 1960s era organ trios when players like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff and Groove Holmes and others would play with guitarists like Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, etc. There's too many great organ combos to list individually but I have listened to a lot in this genre.



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I'd go with Emerson, Lake, and Powell. Possibly KE's last tour where he did all his own playing (versus clandestine sequencing, e.g., Black Moon).


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Too new to be in the all time category but just this AM saw these guys on YouTube Dirty Loops Top quality musicianship.

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Carry on...


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The Beatles

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Carry on...


I'm with Chris on this one.


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Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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roygBiv #2991199 05/25/19 12:54 PM
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The Beatles
Which one are you going to kick out to make it a trio?


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^^^ Dingo Starr?

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I just find things like this fun because you get to see the diversity of opinions, maybe learn something you didn't know (like, wow THEY were a trio?), and possibly discover things you hadn't heard before.

Following were the responses from Facebook - keeping in mind that not only are people not all keyboard players, but most aren't musicians, and come from a variety of musical tastes....

Ben Folds Five
Blink 182
BTO
Cream
husker du
James Gang
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Kings X!
Motorhead
MUSE
Nat King Cole Trio
Nirvana
Oscar Peterson Trio
Oysterhead (trio supergroup with Stuart Copeland, Trey Anastasio and Les Claypool)
Rush
sublime
The Band Of Gypsys
The Jam
the minutemen
The Police
Triumph
Vanilla Fudge
violent femmes
ZEBRA
ZZ Top


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Contemporary Blues: Matt Schofield, Evan Jenkins and Jonny Henderson.

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Buster Williams Al Foster Herbie Hancock

Red Garland Paul Chambers Philly Jo Jones

Cream

Hendrix

Bill Evans in general

Chick Corea trios


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Not yet mentioned:
Sonny Rollins, Wilbur Ware, Elvin Jones
Tony Williams’ Lifetime

Special acknowledgement to our friend Jim Alfredson’s Organissimo

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Guitar Trio - Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia.
The Three Tenors - Plácido Domingo and José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti.
Ahmad Jamal Trio - with Israel Crosby and Vernel Fournier. Classic trio from the 50's

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This one time back in college......their names were Kathy and Amanda, as I recall.....oh wait, that's not what we're talking about, is it?


Never mind.....

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Jimmy Smith and any two people he wanted to work with.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Paul Motion

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Originally Posted By: Mark Zeger
Not yet mentioned:
Sonny Rollins, Wilbur Ware, Elvin Jones
Tony Williams’ Lifetime

Special acknowledgement to our friend Jim Alfredson’s Organissimo


and Jan Hammer, Gene Perla, Elvin Jones ...

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Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, Grady Tate - 1965




John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack de Johnette - 1974




John Scofield, Larry Goldings, Jack de Johnette - 2006




Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart



Starting at 3:55 is a great performance of Larry's tune "Molto Molto" from a 2015 concert in Italy. Recent albums are billed as "Goldings Bernstein Stewart" ("Live at Smalls" 2011, "Ramshackle Serenade" 2014, "Toy Tunes" 2018). Earlier albums are billed as the Peter Bernstein Trio ("Earth Tones" 1998) or the Larry Goldings Trio ("Moonbird" 1999, "As One" 2001, "Sweet Science" 2002).

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Hmm. Whom to put up against Curly and Larry (two excellent musicians, BTW) and Moe?

Got it: Peter Schickele, John Ferrante, and David Oei, doing The Intimate PDQ Bach.


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Cream. End of discussion!


Right on.

Since we're making lists I would add the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.


Lists???



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Quatermass of course.

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