Guitar Trios

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Guitar, bass and drum trios appear sporadically throughout jazz history, but did not see much frequency as a format until the 1970s, when guitarists including John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny adopted the small ensemble more commonly associated with rock power trios. In the last decade, a growing number of guitarists have settled on the trio as their preferred template. Guitar trios from Julian Lage, Lionel Loueke, Charlie Ballentine, Jakob Bro, Gilad Hekselman, Anthony Pirog and Steve Tibbetts in this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Julian Lage Trio "I'll Be Seeing You" from Arclight (Mack Avenue) 2:48
  • Julian Lage Trio "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" from Love Hurts (Mack Avenue) 6:15
  • Charlie Ballantine Trio "She Belongs to Me" from Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan (Green Mind Records) 10:16
  • Host Intro 14:28
  • Lionel Loueke Trio "Griot" from Mwaliko (Blue Note) 17:12
  • Jakob Bro Trio "And They All Came Marching Out Of The Woods" from Gefion (ECM) 23:14
  • Gilad Hekselman with gHex Trio "Milton" from Ask for Chaos (Motema) 27:42
  • Host Intro 33:26
  • Anthony Pirog Trio "Palo Colorado Dream" from Palo Colorado Dream (Cuneiform Records) 34:30
  • Steve Tibbetts Trio "Life of Emily" from Life Of (ECM) 36:07
  • Gilad Hekselman with gHex Trio "It Will Get Better" from Ask for Chaos (Motema) 38:15
  • Host Intro 45:02
  • Julian Lage Trio "Revelry" from Modern Lore (Mack Avenue) 46:58
  • Lionel Loueke Trio "Foregiveness" from Gaia (Blue Note Records) 50:26
  • Host Outro 57:30

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