Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
PERSONNEL Hank Jones (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Kenny Clarke (d), Jerome Richardson (fl, ts) — RECORDED Hackensack, N.J. 1955 Long regarded as one of the jazz world's most unsung heroes, Hank Jones's — tasty fireworks and su... more »
PERSONNEL Hank Jones (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Kenny Clarke (d), Jerome Richardson (fl, ts)
RECORDED Hackensack, N.J. 1955 Long regarded as one of the jazz world's most unsung heroes, Hank Jones's
tasty fireworks and subtle improvisation finally started getting the recognition they deserved in the mid-Fifties. In fact, from 1953 practically every album released by Savoy in that era included Hank Jones on piano. Less than two years later he joined forces with the dependable bassist Wendell Marshall and the always-swinging drummer Kenny Clarke and found hisideal trio. As he put it, "a good rhythm section must have the ability to think together as a unit, to all have the same type of drive." After they had worked as a unit on several recording dates for Savoy, most of the critics and jazz fans acclaimed THE TRIO (as they were called) as the most outstanding rhythm section of their time. Tracks:We're All Together / Odd Number / We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together / Now's The Time / Cyrano / There's A Small Hotel / My Funny Valentine / When The Hearts Are Young / Little Girl Blue
John Dwight | Branford, CT United States | 10/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This trio date featuring the piano artistry of Hank Jones is from the '50's and finds the artist in fine form. Chops, dazzling harmonic grasp, and great tune choices make you realize why Charlie Parker chose this pianist for some of his finest recordings (see Parker on Verve for his work with H. Jones).
Incidentally, Mr. Jones also has two renowned brothers in trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Elvin Jones.
Alert: the "My Funny Valentine" listed here is actually another standard and is mis-labelled. I just can't seem to name the actual tune, although I know I've heard it before. It's definitely not "Valentine"."