When I researched this record I found that it’s a first pressing of an early reissue, you dig? Tough Piano Trio was released on Jazzland (a subsidiary of Riverside) in 1960, but it’s actually a reissue of the 1956 Riverside release Kenny Drew Trio (RLP 12-224). I always enjoy Kenny Drew’s playing and this is the first time I’ve heard him in a trio setting. Like so many great records of this era, Paul Chambers (bs) and Philly Joe Jones (dr) are the rhythm section, and Drew leads the group through a great set of standards along with two original tunes.
(Details: Jazzland JLP 9 mono/orange deepgroove label)