The Piano Trio

I’ve been leading piano trios and developing my piano trio repertoire since the early 1980s. Currently, about half of that repertoire consists of otherwise overlooked and seldom-performed masterpieces by jazz pianist Bill Evans and Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim that are among my favorites. There's not a set personnel for this group; instead, I draw from a pool of my favorite pianists in New York that I’ve played with for many years, including Gary Versace, Art Hirahara, and Adam Birnbaum, who for the past two years I’ve alternated on my steady Sunday night gig at the Hillstone restaurant. The videos feature Gary Versace and Ron Oswanski.

Personnel

Art Hirahara, Gary Versace, Adam Birnbaum, piano

Matt Clohsey, bass

Chuck Braman, drums

 

Alternates:

Glenn Zaleski, Ben Winkelman, piano

Noriko Ueda, Paul Gill, Evan Gregor, Thomson Kneeland, bass

Videos

  • B Minor Waltz (Bill Evans) w. Gary Versace, Yosuke Inoue

  • Knit For Mary F. (Bill Evans) w. Gary Versace, Yosuke Inoue

  • Four In One (Thelonious Monk)w. Gary Versace, Yosuke Inoue

  • Just In Time (Jule Styne) w. Gary Versace, Yosuke Inoue

  • Tommy Flanagan (Salvatore Bonafede:) w. Ron Owanski, Yosuke Inoue

  • Fotographia (Antonio Carlos Jobim) w. Ron Owanski, Yosuke Inoue

Photos

Repertoire

Bill Evans:

B Minor Waltz

Bill’s Hit Tune

C Minor Blues Chase

Catch The Wind

Comrade Conrad

In April

Interplay

Knit For Mary F

Laurie

Loose Bloose

Only Child

The Opener

Show-Type Tune

Tiffany

The Two Lonely People

We Will Meet Again

 

Antonio Carlos Jobim:

Caminhos Cruzados

Demais

Discussao

Esperanca Perdida

Este Seu Olhar

Eu Preciso De Voce

Fotografia

Janelas Abertas

Ligia

Voce Vai Ver

 

Chico Buarque:

Desalento

Morena Dos Olhos D’Agua

Wayne Shorter:

ESP

House of Jade

Nefertiti

 

Salvatore Bonafede:

Cameron Brown

Tommy Flanagan

 

Keith Jarrett:

Days & Nights Waiting

The Magician in You

So Tender

 

The Island (Ivan Lins)

Blame It on My Youth

Blues Connotation (Ornette Coleman)

Bons Amigos (Toninho Horta)

Butterfly Dreams (Stanley Clarke)

Day Waves (Chick Corea)

Duke Ellington’s Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus)

Einbahnstrasse (Ron Carter)

Elsa (Earl Zindars)

Gary’s Waltz (Gary McFarland)

Gnid (Tadd Dameron)

Heyoke (Kenny Wheeler)

Hullo, Bolinas (Steve Swallow)

Kids Are Pretty People (Thad Jones)

Love Vibrations (Horace Silver)

Nightlake (Richie Bierach)

Now He Beats The Drum (Chick Corea)

Sinora (Hampton Hawes)

The Duke (Dave Brubeck)

Untitled (Jeff Bremer)

Schedule

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