We Remember Hank Jones. ‘So Long Mr. Jones’

This day (May 16, 2010), in Manhattan, New York, died Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist and composer.

VIDEO DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Round Midnight (2010) . Nica’S Dream (2008) . w/ Joe Lovano – Monk’S Mood (2006) . Recordame (1993) . w/ Salena Jones – Mean To Me (1990) . w/ Lester Young Septet, Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) . Hank Jones Trio (1950) .

TOP 10

Hank Jones Top 10 :

‘Round Midnight . Blue Monk . Ruby, My Dear . A Child Is Born . My Funny Valentine . Thad’s Pad . Almost Like Being in Love . Caravan . What Is This Thing Called Love . There’s A Small Hotel .

SELECTED ALBUMS

‘Bags & Trane’ by Milt Jackson a& John Coltrane is an album (taking its title from their nicknames) recorded on January 15, 1959 with Hank Jones. Paul Chambers and Connie Kay and released in December 1961 by Atlantic Records. >>

Joyous Encounter by Joe Lovano is an album with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones, released on May 10, 2005. >>

I’m All For You by Joe Lovano is a ballads album (featuring Hank Jones, George Mraz and Paul Motian) released on May 4, 2004. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[2006] The Great Jazz Trio – that is Hank Jones (p), John Patitucci (b) and Omar Hakim (d) – has invited – local sax player Sadao Watanabe plus three more pianists Chick Corea, Hiromi Uehara and Austin Peralta to close the night at Tokyo Jazz Festival in Japan >> 42 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2008] The Great Jazz Trio – that is Hank Jones(p), David Wong(b) and Billy Kilson(ds) – at Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan >> 42 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2004] Hank Jones – the 86 years old gentleman who knows 1,000 songs – gives a masterclass in New-York City >> 52 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1986] German television has gathered Sam Rivers (ts), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (d), Hank Jones (p), Slide Hampton (tb), Johnny Griffin (ts), Jon Faddis (tp), Arturo Sandoval (tp), Eddie Gomez (b) and Ed Thigpen (d) for Dizzy Gillespie’s 70th Birthday Jubilee Session at Theaterhaus in Stuttgart, Germany >> 83 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (May 16, 2010), in Manhattan, New York, died Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist and composer.

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@allmusic : He’s among the most accomplished sight readers in jazz, and his flexibility and sensitive style have kept him extremely busy cutting sessions and working in various groups and styles ranging from swing to bebop.

@last.fm : By the age of 13 Jones was performing locally in Michigan and Ohio. While playing with territory bands in Grand Rapids and Lansing he met Lucky Thompson, who invited him to New York City in 1944 to work at the Onyx Club with Hot Lips Page.

@Discogs : Hank Jones recorded over sixty albums under his own name, and countless others as a sideman. He received the NEA Jazz Masters Award, was also honored with the ASCAP Jazz Living Legend Award and the National Medal of Arts.

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