David Hazeltine's 1997 release, The Classic Trio, is one of Sharp Nine's most successful releases and a consistent back catalog seller. The New Classic Trio features new members George Mraz (notable for his association with pianists Oscar Peterson and Tommy Flanagan) on bass and Hazeltine's long-time associate Joe Farnsworth on drums. Like the original, the New Classic Trio represents the modern piano trio at its best, combining sophisticated writing and arranging with the simple pleasure of pure, foot-tapping swing. Highlights of this session are Hazeltine's arrangement of My Heart Stood Still and four new originals from this acclaimed composer. This release is a must for fans of the great tradition of swinging piano trios.