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Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Jones, Part 1


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For our seasonal Hanksgiving show, this year we pay tribute to Hank Jones, both as a pianist and a composer, by playing music from his albums as a leader and sideman, and renditions of his music by musicians that came after him. The collaboration with Malian master musician Cheick Tidiane Seck kicks off a playlist which includes albums ranging from leader projects and solo work, to collaborations with some of the top Miles Davis alumni or with an avangardist with deep standard roots like Anthony Braxton.

Happy listening and belated happy Hanksgiving, what may very well become your new favorite holiday, the jazz equivalent of Festivus for the rest of us jazz loving freaks!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Hank Jones, Cheick-Tidane Seck "Walidi Ya" Sarala (Verve) 0:16
  • Host talks 7:16
  • Jones Brothers "Keepin' Up with the Joneses" Keepin' Up with the Joneses (Verve) 9:02
  • Host talks 15:04
  • Hank Jones, Dave Holland, Billy Higgins "The Oracle" The Oracle (EmArcy) 16:35
  • Joe Lovano "Six and Four" Joyous Encounter (Blue Note) 23:14
  • Host talks 28:39
  • Various Artists (feat. Joe Lovano, Hank Jones, George Mraz, Paul Motian) "Johnny Come Lately" Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (Blue Note) 29:41
  • Joe Lovano, Hank Jones "Lullaby (Live)" Kids: Live at Dizzy's Club (Blue Note) 35:19
  • Warne Marsh "Hank's Tune" Star Highs (Criss Cross) 43:20
  • Host talks 48:56
  • The Great Jazz Trio "All Blues" Kindness, Joy, Love & Happiness (East Wind) 51:00
  • John Coltrane "The Night We Called It a Day" Bags & Trane (Rhino Atlantic) 59:05
  • Bill Evans "Yesterdays" Moods Unlimited (Paddle Wheel) 1:03:24
  • Host talks 1:10:28
  • The Howard Roberts Quartet "Rough Ridin'" H.R. Is a Dirty Guitar Player (EMI) 1:12:01
  • Anthony Braxton "You Go to My Head" Seven Standards 1985, Volume I (Magenta) 1:14:53
  • Host talks 1:24:28
  • Hank Jones "Oh Look at Me Now" The Maybeck Recital Series, Vol. 16 (Concord) 1:25:18

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