Friday, January 26, 2007

Shuffle Discovery - Jazz - The Brian Melvin Trio

This afternoon, I heard a band I had never heard before, from an album we've owned for years.

After hearing , Out of the Night, I interrupted A to ask him who the Brian Melvin Trio was, and why had he been keeping them from me.

The Brian Melvin Trio produced a single album in 1986 entitled Standards Zone, with performances by drummer Brian Melvin, pianist Jon Davis, and the incomparable bassist Jaco Pastorius, who is considered by many the greatest bassist who ever lived.

The album, which is available for $60(!) on Amazon, is filled with standards and it is really lovely. Look for it in a used cd bin near you.

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