The classic piano trio is one of Tatge’s preferred formats, and it is in this context that he has presented his music more frequently over the years.

Tatge’s first record as leader, Mutable Enclosures, was released in 2009 by Reflexio and features Piero Borri on drums and Gabriele Evangelista on bass.  The album includes six compositions by Tatge, a few standards, and some short fragments that displace or elaborate on material presented in the original tunes. The recording received excellent reviews on All About Jazz and The Jazz Review.

Tatge recently recorded a second trio album featuring Nick Anderson on drums and Pablo Menares on bass, to be released soon.

Former trio collaborators include Ares Tavolazzi, Stefano Tamborrino, Francesco Ponticelli, and Craig Akin.