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Hank Jones

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The oldest of the three Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Henry "Hank" Jones was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. By the age of 13 Jones was performing locally in Michigan and Ohio. While playing with territory bands in Grand Rapids and Lansing he met Lucky Thompson, who invited him to New York City in 1944 to work at the Onyx Club with Hot Lips Page. In New York, Jones regularly listened to leading bop musicians, and was inspired to master the new style

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Portrait of Art Farmer

Label: Craft Recordings
Released: 2024
Track listing: Back in the Cage; Stablemates; The Very Thought of You; And Now...; Nita; By Myself; Too Late Now; Earth; The Folks Who Live On the Hill.

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Steve Davis Meets Hank Jones, Vol. 1

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Interface; Isn't It Romantic?; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; Cry Me a River; But Beautiful; We'll Be Together Again.

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Article: Book Review

Pepper Adams: Saxophone Trailblazer

Read "Pepper Adams: Saxophone Trailblazer" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Pepper Adams: Saxophone Trailblazer Gary Carner 240 ISBN: #9781438494357 Excelsior Editions2023 Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams was essential to this reviewer's formative years as a jazz enthusiast. During the 1970s, in Storrs, Connecticut, New York City, northern New Jersey, and Kansas City, Missouri, I had many opportunities to witness ...

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Article: Album Review

Art Farmer: Portrait of Art Farmer

Read "Portrait of Art Farmer" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


When a recording that is over six decades old sets a listener to thinking many different things, it is clearly something special. Art Farmer was something special. With a bump or two along the way, virtually everyone--except perhaps Art--knew it too. He and his twin brother, bassist Addison Farmer, began their careers in jny:Los Angeles in ...

Article: Album Review

Simona Premazzi: Wave in Gravity

Read "Wave in Gravity" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Residente da quasi un decennio a New York, la pianista Simona Premazzi è ormai una presenza significativa nella scena musicale della Big Apple: dopo studi di perfezionamento con Fred Hersch e Jason Moran ha collaborato e/o inciso con figure di primo piano come Greg Osby, Ari Hoenig, Jeremy Pelt, Melissa Aldana, Rudy Royston, Dayna Stephens, pubblicando ...

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Article: Album Review

Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars: Live at the Ear Inn

Read "Live at the Ear Inn" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso and his EarRegulars had been performing every Sunday night for more than sixteen years at New York City's historic Ear Inn, Kellso reasoned it was time that one of their concerts should be recorded to share more broadly the fun and enthusiasm that animates every session. Once the ties had been bound, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts To Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby, Regina Carter, Connie Converse & More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts To Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby, Regina Carter, Connie Converse & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Matt Catingub, Gabriela Martina, Olivia Van Goor and Jack Jones, with birthday shoutouts to Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby, Terri Lyne Carrington, Regina Carter, Kat Edmonson and Connie Converse, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Jones' birthday today! The oldest of the three Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Henry “Hank" Jones was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Vocalist Angelina Kolobukhova

Read "Take Five with Vocalist Angelina Kolobukhova" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Angelina Kolobukhova Angelina Kolobukhova was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. She started playing classical piano when she was five and singing when she was nine. She was introduced to jazz music by her early mentor Veronika Yanovskaya and, under her guidance, she performed jazz and popular music in Minsk and in Europe at competitions, ...


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