Pianist Dave Bass truly paints with the keys and his latest release The Trio Vol. 3 is another of his masterpieces. Bass’ third release as a lead is outstanding with a pleasant blend of nice re-imagined renditions of compositions by Tadd Dameron, Astor Piazzolla, and Rodgers and Hart, among others, and his own fantastic compositions. The trio here is rounded out by the presence of bassist Kerry Kashiwagi and drummer Scott Gordon, who performed on the two preceding Bass projects. Guitarist Barry Finnerty guests on several tracks and makes his presence felt on the production. The interplay between all of the musicians is more than superb and contributes to making this recording a truly majestic work.