Kenny Drew — Tough Piano Trio

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)

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2 Responses to Kenny Drew — Tough Piano Trio

  1. Great Trio. Never understood why Riverside needed to create a sub-label like Jazzland when they already had so many jazz artists on Riverside, but no matter, they sound great.

    • vinyltim says:

      Yeah, not sure–it’s not a “budget” version. I guess it was a way to re-release stuff.

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