Mark, heading down the 606 to hear a 13-piece do some 5/4s  this lunchtime – meet you around seven minutes past one after I jump off the 319?” 

“Don’t mind if I do, big Suze.

Readers love a good trio – we salute you and echo that emotion. Most jazz fans are the very same and like a small outfit, “small” as in 9 and under – that is: The quintet or sextet is a perfection just as much as the trio. Think Kind of Blue. Subtract, peel away, to just the one, ah get you... Köln Concert. Numbers... yep we are comfortably numb to as many or as few. The notion that a number is what counts is however absurd.