Piano Trio

I’ve been developing my piano trio repertoire for many decades. Its compositions include many rarely-performed masterpieces, including many by Bill Evans (see 34 Skidoo, below) and Antonio Carlos Jobim (see Falando de Amor, below).


Art Hirahara or Hyuna Park, piano

Matt Clohsey or Noriko Ueda, bass

Chuck Braman, drums

Alternate Personnel

Adam Birnbaum, Glenn Zaleski, Joe Davidian, piano

Evan Gregor, Thomson Kneeland, bass



Bill Evans:

B Minor Waltz

Bill’s Hit Tune

C Minor Blues Chase

Catch The Wind

Comrade Conrad

In April


Knit For Mary F


Letter to Evan

Loose Bloose

Only Child

The Opener

Show-Type Tune


The Two Lonely People

34 Skidoo

Time Remembered

Turn Out The Stars

Walkin’ Up

We Will Meet Again

Antonio Carlos Jobim:

Caminhos Cruzados



Esperanca Perdida

Este Seu Olhar

Eu Preciso De Voce


Janelas Abertas


Voce Vai Ver

Chico Buarque:

Joana Francesca

As Mihnas Menmas

Paul Motian

In The Year Of The Dragon

Lost In A Dream

Salvatore Bonafede:

Cameron Brown

Tommy Flanagan

Chick Corea

Now He Sings, Now He Sobs



Now He Beats The Drum

Day Waves

Wayne Shorter:


House of Jade


Keith Jarrett:

Bop Be

Days & Nights Waiting

The Magician in You

Somewhere Before

So Tender

Various Composers

The Island (Ivan Lins)

Blame It on My Youth

Blues Connotation (Ornette Coleman)

Bons Amigos (Toninho Horta)

Butterfly Dreams (Stanley Clarke)

Duke Ellington’s Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus)

Einbahnstrasse (Ron Carter)

Elsa (Earl Zindars)

Gary’s Waltz (Gary McFarland)

Gnid (Tadd Dameron)

Heyoke (Kenny Wheeler)

Hullo, Bolinas (Steve Swallow)

Kids Are Pretty People (Thad Jones)

Love Vibrations (Horace Silver)

My Back Pages (Bob Dylan)

Nightlake (Richie Bierach)

Sinora (Hampton Hawes)

The Duke (Dave Brubeck)

My Other Bands

Trumpet-Tenor Saxophone Quintet  A quintet drawing inspiration primarily from the brilliantly inventive compositions of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Joe Henderson and others featured on classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s.

Saxophone Quartet  With a front-line consisting of saxophone and guitar, this group explores some of the most challenging jazz compositions from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

Guitar Trio/Quartet  With a front-line featuring either one or two guitarists, this band performs the music of Thelonious Monk, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Paul Motian, and others.

Vibraphone Trio/Quartet  With a front-line consisting of vibraphone, either alone (trio) or supported by guitar or piano (quartet), this group explores a mixture of standards, Brazilian, and jazz compositions that lend themselves to the sound of the vibraphone.

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