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Lee Jones

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Lee Jones is a young British Nu-Jazz/Americana guitarist and composer. He has performed at a number of UK jazz clubs and festivals in recent years; appearing in Jazzwise magazine on several occasions. Lee has also performed as a sideman with American bassist/actor Tom Hill and The Straitjackets and recently as a special guest with guitar virtuoso Martin Taylor MBE at the Pizza Express, London. Winner of Jazz Fm’s “Best New Instrumentalist” award, Lee Jones completed the BMus Jazz (Hons) course at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2007. His debut album “Swish” featured widely throught the jazz media and on radio in the UK and North America

Album

Songs From The 13th Hour

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: The Spin; Feelin' the Same Way; 13th Hour; Game On; In Another Time; Behind the Scenes; Iconic; Western Escape; Guess Who; Silhouette.

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Lee Jones: Songs From The 13th Hour

Read "Songs From The 13th Hour" reviewed by Douglas Payne


This enjoyable and engaging album--guitarist Lee Jones's second as a leader--aims to throw some much-needed wrinkles in to the smoothness of so much contemporary jazz. That's not really newsworthy, of course, but hardly anyone thus far has succeeded in doing it so successfully. While so many of today's new breed of jazz guitarists are ...

Album

Swish

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2009
Track listing: Swish; Majik; One Little Blue Note; Cookin' On Gas; Retrospective; Halfway House; Dorian Diversion; Out Of The Day; Swish (jam mix).

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Article: Album Review

Lee Jones: Swish

Read "Swish" reviewed by Douglas Payne


British guitarist Lee Jones emerges from a new generation of jazzers steeped in a digital age that makes record labels, recording contracts and even CDs evermore useless. Rather than woodshedding, as many talented jazz soloists have done before him, getting lost in academia or taking once lucrative studio jobs that probably don't exist anymore, this young ...


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