At The Village Vanguard Again

ARTIST: The Great Jazz Trio
Hank Jones - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams - drums

The Village Vanguard
New York City
February 19 and 20, 1977

This is the last in the three-part chronicle of The Great Jazz Trio’s landmark performance recorded live at The Village Vanguard between February 18th and 20th, 1977. This recording features the original Great Jazz Trio dream team of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums. During these 3-days, six full hours of flawless music by these top musicians at their best was recorded. The idea for these jazz greats to team up came from the youngest, Tony Williams. After playing together in two earlier occasions, their chemistry was so good that they all decided to perform together again at the urging of Max Gordon, the late owner of The Village Vanguard. It was Max Gordon that christened the group, The Great Jazz Trio. Featured in this volume are timeless classics such as Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady,” Oscar Hammerstein’s “Softly As in a Morning Sunrise”, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s “My Funny Valentine,” Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Wave” and Randy Weston’s “Hi-Fly.”

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