The Great Jazz Trio – Direct From L.A. – Reviewed in 2014

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Albums with Ron Carter on bass / Tony Williams on drums

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A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

The album features some excellent jazz with outstanding drum work by Tony Williams (one of our favorite drummers here at Better Records).

If you have a good copy of The Three on Eastwind you will note the strong similarity in sound. The music here, however, is clearly more adventurous. 

Side One

Super Hot. Solid and very dynamic. Side two of this very copy takes top honors for spaciousness.

Side Two

Huge and rich, with not a touch of smear, this is the sound of live jazz!

TRACK LISTING

Side One

A Night in Tunisia
‘Round About Midnight

Side Two

Satin Doll
My Funny Valentine

AMG Review

On the 1977 Great Jazz Trio Direct From L.A. disc made for the Japanese label East Wind, premier sidemen Ron Carter and Tony Williams are on hand. Right away Jones signals that he is in a playful mood, using Tchaikovsky’s “Arabian Dance” (from The Nutcracker) to introduce and close a cooking rendition of “A Night in Tunisia.”