JazzTimes 10: All-Time Great Piano Trio Albums

The power of three is on full display in these groups

Keith Jarrett: Standards Live (ECM, 1986)

As captured in Paris on July 2, 1985, Jarrett, bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Jack DeJohnette bring their exploratory aesthetic to a clutch of Great American Songbook gems. The results are remarkable for their exuberance and creativity, as the three players seem to constantly surprise one another. Check out “Too Young to Go Steady” and “Stella by Starlight” for the biggest thrills.

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Mac Randall

Mac Randall

Mac Randall has been the editor of JazzTimes since May 2018. Prior to that, he wrote regularly for the magazine. He has written about numerous genres of music for a wide variety of publications over the past 30 years, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New York Observer, Mojo, and Guitar Aficionado, and he has worked on the editorial staffs of Musician, LAUNCH (now Yahoo! Music), Guitar One, Teaching Music, Music Alive!, and In Tune Monthly. He is the author of two books, Exit Music: The Radiohead Story and 101 Great Playlists. He lives in New York City.