Amazing trios


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Lets see:
Elvin Jones trio with Jimmy Garrison and Joe Farrell
Chick Corea trio with Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes
Lester Young with Nat Cole and Buddy Rich
Branford Marsalis with Robert Hurst and Jeff Watts
Jimmy Giuffre with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow

And obviously Keith Jarrett, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and Brad Mehldau...


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Hey Fuo, just listened to Primus. These guys are messed up, but I kind of dig the sound. :)
What is their best stuff for me to listen to.
The earlier stuff imo...
Sailing the Sea of Cheese
Pork Soda
Tails from the Punchbowl
Frizzle Fry
Misc. Debris

Plus, Les Claypool, the main guy, has a TON of primus-like side projects:
Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains
Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade
Oysterhead (Claypool with Anastasio from Phish, and Copeland from the Police)


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Jimi! Definitely my favorite. JHB. It was a shame about Mitch. I was living in Portland where he passed away in a local hotel, The Benson. Gee whiz that was a sad day for me. To think that he was that close and I didn't even know he was in town...

Didn't Mountain become a 3-pc after Felix Pappalardi passed? West, Bruce, and Laing I think.
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Mad About Drums

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble!
Excellent Choice.

Of course, Rush goes without saying.

I personally consider bands like Led Zeppelin to be trios because, instrumentally speaking, they are. There is nothing they could do that a skilled 3 piece band with one member doubling on vocals couldn't.

Most of the music that I really like is made by three piece bands.
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Platinum Member love for that little old band from Texas....Z Z Top?I'm glad Grand Funk was mentioned,they are RR hall of fame material,and they still hold quite a few industry records.

Steve B


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I am a big fan of most every other group mentioned. Also, there was band that was called Animal Logic.

Stanley Clarke
Stewart Copeland
Deborah Holland

They did 2 disks and I believe that was it. Interesting sound and style. Check 'em out.