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.
Super Hot. Solid and very dynamic. Side two of this very copy takes top honors for spaciousness.
Huge and rich, with not a touch of smear, this is the sound of live jazz!
A Night in Tunisia
‘Round About Midnight
My Funny Valentine
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.”