Hank Jones – Hank Jones: Solo & With His Own Bands 1947-59 – 2CD


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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.

Track Listing:

Hank Jones: 1. The Night We Called It A Day -   2. You're Blase -   3. Blues For Lady Day -   4. The Blue Room -   Hank Jones Trio: 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 -   Hank Jones Quartet: 12. Don't Blame Me -   13. Almost Like Being In Love -   Hank Jones Quintet: 14. Hank’s Pranks -   15. Wine And Brandy -   Hank Jones Trio: 16. How High The Moon [Wilder's Moon] -   Hank Jones Quartet: 17. Hallelujah -   18. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me -   19. Ain't We Got Fun? -

Hank Jones Quartet: 1. Out Of Braith -   2. They Look Alike -   3. The Legal Nod -   4. Koolin' On The Settee -   Hank Jones: 5. Teddy’s Dream -   6. Gone With The Wind -   7. How About You? -   8. But Not For Me -   9. Have You Met Miss Jones? -   10. Body And Soul -   Hank Jones Trio With Bobby Jaspar: 11. Sunday In Savannah -   12. Minor Contention -   Hank Jones Quartet: 13. Gigi -   14. The Night They Invented Champagne -   15. I Remember It Well -   16. Easy To Love -   17. It's Easy To Remember -   18. Star Eyes -   19. If I Love Again -   20. My One And Only Love -   21. Let Me Know -   22. Summertime -   23. It Ain't Necessarily So -