Hi! I´m new to this forum and also a little lost regarding if this is the right place for my question. Anyhow, I´m on my way to mix a jazz/latin trio (grand pi, acoustic bass and drums) thats kind of modern sounding. I´m very curious on how other mix engineers approach this. I have mixed quartets and bigger settings and used to pan quite freely (also pi sometimes a little towards one side and a guitarr on the other etc). I did not record this but the instruments were recorded in separate rooms, and quite small and dry to. Everything is pretty closed miked, also the piano that do not have the depth that can be achieved with stereo mikings in a bigger room. But the instruments sounds pretty good overall. I have listen to a few of the "classic" jazz trio recordings (for example the Trio Jazz w Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous and Roy Hanes which I think is just great) but I can't really figure out the mixing/panning. This album was also recorded in the 60's whatever that means. It seems sometimes that the piano is panned 9 (bass mic) and 15 (treble mic) and the drums more or less in the middle (bass drum) with OH at 10/11 - 1/2 o'clock and bass in center. Meaning the drums are "locked" inside the piano, even though the piano is not that wide. But I'm not sure and I will try a lot of stuff here to see what sounds good. It would be great if someone here can share some ideas and insights on this subject.