Sunday, May 1, 2016

Have You Met Hank Jones (Piano Solo)

Savoy jazz director, Ozzie Cadena, was the first a&r man to give Hank Jones the amount of record time he deserved. In addition to Jones’s steadying presence as a sideman on many sessions, Cadena saw to it that he was finally brought before a wider audience than at any previous point in his career. This time Cadena chose to present him as a solo performer, an inspired choice, since Jones is a complete jazz pianist in that he can be his own rhythm section if he has to. Underneath the flowing gentleness of his lines is a firm, two-handed beat that sometimes distils stride traces of his early influences — Waller, Tatum, Wilson, and Nat Cole. And because of the intelligence and emotional acumen of his musicianship, he can make even the venerable standards included here sound freshly minted and personal again.

Source :

Hank Jones
Piano Solo


1 It Had To Be You (Jones, Kahn)  3:15
2 Heart And Soul (Carmichael, Loesser)  3:13
3 Let’s Fall In Love (Koehler, Arlen)  2:24
4 But Not For Me (Gershwin)  2:51
5 Kankee Shout (Jones, Crossroads)  3:12
6 Body And Soul (Green, Sour)  3:39
7 How About You (Lane, Freed)  2:30
8 Gone With The Wind (Wrubel, Magidson)  3:17
9 Teddy’s Dream (Steele)  3:06
10 Have You Met Miss Jones (Rodgers, Hart)  3:13
11 You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye, DePaul)  4:09
12 Solo Blues (Jones)  4:52


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Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey ; July 9, [# 1, 8 & 9] ; August 8, [# 2, 4, 7, 10 & 11] ; & August 20, [# 3, 5, 6 & 12] 1956


wouter said...

thank you, mel!
a welcome addition!

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Melanchthon - lovely music from a great pianist

neil said...

Thanks for the upgrade, mel...

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post Melanchthon.
Many thanks.

Melanchthon said...

musician3 said...

EXCELLENT.............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel ! Great post.

sandor essedy said...

Great thanks ; never seen this one before, listen it now, delicious.

jujior62 said...

Un gran aporte Gracias. Saludos.

Scott Marks said...

Every day's like Christmas. Thank you, Melanchthon!

Otis Foster said...

Replaces lost files - thanks melanchthon, great artist, great share

Kovina Kris said...

Wow. Super. Thank you!