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Hank Jones: Solo & With His Own Bands 1947-59
Artist: Hank Jones
Format: CD


Rel. Date: 11/10/2023
UPC: 824046348724

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1. The Night We Called It a Day
2. You're Blase
3. Blues for Lady Day
4. The Blue Room
5. Thad's Pad
6. Little Girl Blue
7. Odd Number
8. We're All Together
9. When Hearts Are Young
10. Now's the Time
11. We Could Make Such Such Beautiful Music Together
12. Don't Blame Me
13. Almost Like Being in Love
14. Hank's Pranks
15. Wine and Brandy
16. How High the Moon [Wilder's Moon]
17. Hallelujah
18. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
19. Ain't We Got Fun?
20. Out of Braith
21. They Look Alike
22. The Legal Nod
23. Koolin' on the Settee
24. Teddy's Dream
25. Gone with the Wind
26. How About You?
27. But Not for Me
28. Have You Met Miss Jones?
29. Body and Soul
30. Sunday in Savannah
31. Minor Contention
32. Gigi
33. The Night They Invented Champagne
34. I Remember It Well
35. Easy to Love
36. It's Easy to Remember
37. Star Eyes
38. If I Love Again
39. My One and Only Love
40. Let Me Know
41. Summertime
42. It Ain't Necessarily So

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Hank Jones - Hank Jones: Solo & With His Own Bands 1947-59 / Hank Jones was a jazz pianist of the post-war decades, whose active recording career spanned 60 years, but who did much of his most renowned work during the post-bop years of the 1950s. Learning his trade as bebop developed in the '40s, he was a noted sideman with many different leaders' bands, but, with a style that critics called "eloquent, lyrical and impeccable", he made many noted recordings as a solo artist and leading his own small groups, recording for a variety of labels during these years. This 42-track 2-CD collection comprises selected recordings from these years of Hank Jones solo performances, plus recordings leading his own trios, quartets and quintets on the Clef, Savoy, Epic and Capitol labels. He played with many of the top names of the day, and this collection features performances with Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Ray Brown, Wendell Marshall, Kenny Clarke, Donald Byrd, Herbie Mann, Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, Elvin Jones and others. It includes titles from his albums "Hank Jones Piano", "Urbanity", "The Jazz Trio Of Hank Jones", "Hank Jones Quartet & Quintet", "Blue Bird", "The Rhythm Section", "Have You Met Hank Jones", "Relaxin' At Camarillo", "Swing Songs From 'Gigi'", The Talented Touch" and "Porgy & Bess: Swinging' Impressions". It's a varied and fascinating insight into his approach to music in different environments playing standards and originals, and an entertaining showcase for an often overlooked jazz luminary.