I’m deep in Trios lately. I’ve waited a long time to perform or record standards in a guitar-bass-drums trio setting, because those songs mean so much to me and are too often taken for granted, and because the trio legacy is so deep and imposing. But Now Is The Time. I’m enjoying playing with several configurations of bassists and drummers, each wonderful and different.
Dan Seamans and Tom Hassett
► Played at the Ivy Room in Albany last March.
Dan Seamans and John Hanes
► Played Nov. 7 at Cafe Royale in S.F.
John Wiitala and John Hanes (three Johns, no waiting!)
► Playing at Cafe Giovanni in Berkeley on Dec. 13.
John Wiitala and Jordan Glenn
► Playing at the Actual Cafe in Berkeley January 15.
John Wiitala and Smith Dobson V
► Recorded at Guerrilla in Oakland in October.
I’ve uploaded a recording of John Wiitala, Jordan Glenn and me playing Body and Soul, recorded by Myles Boisen last April. You can hear it in the Jukebox at right.