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Perdido by Mike Jones

From the album

Album Title: Are You Sure You Three Guys Know What You're Doing?
Label: Capri Records
Released: 2023


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About the Album

Try pronouncing it with the hoity-toity inflections of a monocled upper-crust diner party guest, or the “dese and dose” Brooklyn patois of a 1940s comedian: "Are You Sure You Three Guys Know What You’re Doing?" is the question that inevitably greeted Moe, Larry and Curly/Shemp when the Stooges showed up in the garb of plumbers or house painters or even [shudder] medical doctors. In the case of Jones' sparkling album, the inquiry is aimed at a piano trio, two-thirds of which at least can answer assuredly in the affirmative: Mike Jones is an accomplished and acclaimed straightahead pianist who studied at Berklee and plays with the fleet, soulful virtuosity of heroes like Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum; Jeff Hamilton, meanwhile, is one of the most revered drummers on the modern mainstream jazz scene, co-founder of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and collaborator with everyone from Monty Alexander to Diana Krall, Ray Brown to Michael Bublé. The head-scratcher comes when we look at the bass chair, held by someone who in another context could also answer with a resounding “yes” – Penn Jillette, along with his partner Teller, is perhaps the most famous, respected and irreverent magician of his generation.

Song Listing

"S Wonderful; Doxy; What A Difference A Day Makes; The Girl From Ipanema; Watch What Happens; On Green Dolphin Street; You've Changed; Perdido; Medley: I'll Close My Eyes; Close Your Eyes; Gone With The Wind; Blues For Burns.


Penn Jillette
bass, acoustic


Date featured

August 27, 2023

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