Friday, January 12, 2018

Jonah Jones At The Embers

In 1956, Jonah Jones started to become an unlikely commercial success. A veteran swing trumpeter not known to the general public despite being an exciting player, Jones caught on playing frequently muted solos with a quartet at the Embers in New York. His music often featured a shuffle rhythm and mixed Dixieland, swing and show tunes. This first recording by the quartet (also including pianist George Rhodes, bassist John Browne and drummer Harold Austin) was popular, although it would soon be dwarfed by Jones' successes for Capitol. Highlights of the date, which was also released by Groove and Victor, include "It's All Right With Me," "All of You," "High Society" and "At Sundown."
Scott Yanow

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Jonah Jones
At The Embers


1 It's All Right with Me (Porter)  4:32
2 From This Moment On (Porter)  4:08
3 Learnin' the Blues (Jones)  3:37
4 Something's Gotta Give (Mercer)  2:38
5 All of You (Porter)  3:59
6 Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing)  4:18
7 Basin Street Blues (Williams)  4:08
8 High Society (Jones)  4:32
9 Tin Roof Blues (Jones)  5:52
10 Muskrat Ramble (Ory)  3:50
11 At Sundown (Donaldson)  4:28


Jonah Jones - tp
George Rhodes - p
John Browne - b
Harold Austin - dr

Recorded in New York ; February 14 [# 1, 3-5] ; February 22 [# 2, 7, 8 & 10] ; & February 29 [# 6, 9 & 11], 1956


Melanchthon said...

Olde Edo said...

Another wonderful discovery! Thank you for sharing this.

Dr. Clysmok said...

My mother really liked this LP, and after all these years, I've missed hearing it. Thank you.

Porer said...

Thank you very much

doctorsientetebien said...

Thank You.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

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Kovina Kris said...

I don't recall ever seeing Jonah Jones as a leader so I'm sure this is a pretty rare bird. Thank you so much Mel!

lex said...

Thank you very much!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

nlrp said...

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