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Genres: Jazz, Pop
This CD combines two excellent LPs from the late 1970s, with Jones taking a scintillating trip through the compositional legacy of bop, focusing on tunes by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk. Bop Redux, ... more »
This CD combines two excellent LPs from the late 1970s, with Jones taking a scintillating trip through the compositional legacy of bop, focusing on tunes by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk. Bop Redux, the earliest of the recordings, is a trio with bassist George Duvivier and drummer Ben Riley. Groovin' High has four tracks by a stellar quintet with Thad Jones (Hank's brother) on cornet, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist Sam Jones (no relation), and drummer Mickey Roker. Sam, Thad, and Rouse recorded "I Mean You" and "Jackie-ing" together with Monk on 5 by Monk by 5, and it's fascinating to hear them cover the same tunes with so different a pianist. These musicians were all distinguished veterans when these dates were recorded, and the results are exemplary bop, played with invention and an almost casual precision. --Stuart Broomer
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Be bop master class
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 04/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is nothing less than a master class in bebop improvisation. Hank Jones has so much talent, chops, musicality that be bop seems an easy language in his hands. This style of music is so vital after 60 years. Modal, free, third stream, avant garde, fusion things didn't thrown a bit dust on this music. The genius of Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell (and I could continue for hours...) is immortal. If you want to know what bebop is about, and how to play it with true musicality, just listen to this album (they're two actually packed in one cd). It's a late seventies album, but the flame was still alive. And still it is ....
Listen, and listen, and listen, and listen, and listen again.........."