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

Hank Jones
Styles: Jazz
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3487
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 “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.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 The Night We Called It A Day Hank Jones
2 You're Blase Hank Jones
3 Blues For Lady Day Hank Jones
4 The Blue Room Hank Jones
5 Thad's Pad Hank Jones Trio
6 Little Girl Blue Hank Jones Trio
7 Odd Number Hank Jones Trio
8 We're All Together Hank Jones Trio
9 When Hearts Are Young Hank Jones Trio
10 Now's The Time Hank Jones Trio
11 We Could Make Such Such Beautiful Music Together Hank Jones Trio
12 Don't Blame Me Hank Jones Quartet
13 Almost Like Being In Love Hank Jones Quartet
14 Hank's Pranks Hank Jones Quintet
15 Wine And Brandy Hank Jones Quartet
16 How High The Moon [Wilder's Moon] Hank Jones Trio
17 Hallelujah Hank Jones Quartet
18 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me Hank Jones Quartet
19 Ain't We Got Fun? Hank Jones Quartet
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Out Of Braith Hank Jones Quartet
2 They Look Alike Hank Jones Quartet
3 The Legal Nod Hank Jones Quartet
4 Koolin' On The Settee Hank Jones Quartet
5 Teddy's Dream Hank Jones
6 Gone With The Wind Hank Jones
7 How About You? Hank Jones
8 But Not For Me Hank Jones
9 Have You Met Miss Jones? Hank Jones
10 Body And Soul Hank Jones
11 Sunday In Savannah Hank Jones Trio With Bobby Jaspar
12 Minor Contention Hank Jones Trio With Bobby Jaspar
13 Gigi Hank Jones Quartet
14 The Night They Invented Champagne Hank Jones Quartet
15 I Remember It Well Hank Jones Quartet
16 Easy To Love Hank Jones Quartet
17 It's Easy To Remember Hank Jones Quartet
18 Star Eyes Hank Jones Quartet
19 If I Love Again Hank Jones Quartet
20 My One And Only Love Hank Jones Quartet
21 Let Me Know Hank Jones Quartet
22 Summertime Hank Jones Quartet
23 It Ain't Necessarily So Hank Jones Quartet
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