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Plays Well With Others

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Besame Mucho; It’s A Wonderful World; September Song; I Know Why And So Do You; Box Viewing Blues; Detour Ahead; Day By Day; Corcovado; I’m Walkin’; Deed I Do; I’m Old Fashioned; I Thought About You; Obscuro Blues.

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Mike Jones Trio: Plays Well with Others

Read "Plays Well with Others" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Pianist Mike Jones not only Plays Well with Others, he plays well--period. Using a sharp, two-fisted style that hearkens back to Dave McKenna, Dick Hyman and even Earl Hines, undergirded by a buoyant melodicism worthy of Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan or his namesake Hank Jones, it's clear there's not much that Jones can't accomplish musically with ...

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Mike Jones: Plays Well With Others

Read "Plays Well With Others" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Pianist Mike Jones has got a really sweet deal going. He is the opening act for the Penn and Teller Las Vegas Show. He is also now the heir apparent to the late pianist Gene Harris' commanding style of two-handed keyboard barrel housing. Harris was a master of propulsive and deliberate piano playing. He had all ...

Plays Well With Others

Label: Songlines Recordings
Released: 2007
Track listing: Endless Torture; Maynard & Waynard; Scheherazade; You Go to My Head; Georgia; Samba Brassiliero; High Clouds and a Good Chance of Wayne; Requiems; You Hid What in the Sousaphone?; The Hipster.

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Wayne Bergeron: Plays Well with Others

Read "Plays Well with Others" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The “report card on trumpeter Wayne Bergeron is accurate--he definitely Plays Well with Others. While that alone would be enough to endorse Bergeron's second album as leader of his own big band, it is only one aspect of a superlative studio date on which the “others include a number of the Los Angeles area's busiest and ...

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Doug Robinson: Plays Well With Others

Read "Plays Well With Others" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Jazz seems to avoid technology as other musics embrace it. While overdubs and electronics have been a rock staple for decades, they come to jazz slowly, and often criticized when they do appear. Doug Robinson uses these tools well, and has done so a long time. It has enabled him to make some recordings virtually alone, ...


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