Bill Crow, Joe Morello, and Marian McPartland: Hickory House Trio

Jul 16, 2018

Bassist Bill Crow and drummer Joe Morello (1928 – 2011) were members of McPartland’s Hickory House Trio. The group performed together for more than a decade in one of the last 52nd Street jazz clubs in Manhattan. After leaving the trio, Morello and Crow went on to careers performing with Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan, respectively. On this 1991 Piano Jazz, the trio reunites for an hour to reminisce about the 1950s jazz scene and play some favorite tunes from their Hickory House days, including Duke Ellington’s “I’m Beginning to See the Light.”

Full episode: https://www.npr.org/2011/07/15/15123976/marian-mcpartlands-hickory-house-trio-on-piano-jazz