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Jimmy Jones

James Henry "Jimmy" Jones was an American jazz pianist and arranger. As a child, Jones learned guitar and piano. He worked in various orchestras in Chicago from 1936 and played in a trio with Stuff Smith in 1943–45. Following this, he played with Don Byas, Dizzy Gillespie (1945), J.C. Heard (1945–47), Buck Clayton (1946) and Etta Jones. He accompanied Sarah Vaughan from 1947–52, and then again from 1954–57 after a long illness. In 1954 he played on an album with Clifford Brown and accompanied him on his European tour. Around this time, he also played with Helen Merrill and Gil Evans

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Free Association - Vol. 3 with John Murph

Read "Free Association - Vol. 3 with John Murph" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Free Association is a series of collaborative mix-tapes curated by Mondo Jazz in association with musicians and selectors of various origins. Free Association mix-tapes develop as a conversation. The first selector sends a tune cherry-picked to suit, and ideally surprise, the second selector who then, in turn, returns the favor. An hour or ...

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Jimmy Jones Trio: 1954

Jimmy Jones Trio: 1954

Jimmy Jones was an in-demand arranger and pianist throughout the 1950s and '60s, working with most leading jazz vocalists and soloists of the era. If you go into Tom Lord's Jazz Discography, you'll find Jones on 307 sessions. But if you modify your search, screened just for Jones's leadership dates, you'll find that the number is ...

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The Holmes Brothers to Perform in Schwenksville at Philly Folk Fest

The Holmes Brothers - bassist/vocalist Sherman Holmes, his brother, guitarist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, and drummer/vocalist Popsy Dixon - will give a live performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2012. The trio will play songs from their latest CD, Feed My Soul. Feed My Soul features the band's ...


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