Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, Mr Henry "Hank" Jones is one of the true living jazz legends.
If not revolutionary, his extensive and prolific career makes him one of the most recorded pianist, including a number of legendary sessions, either as a high quality sideman, or under his own name.
Newcomers may start with either the early Savoy Bluebird, or the late Verve duo with Abbey Lincoln, When There's Love.
Henry "Hank" Jones (July 31, 1918 – May 16, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable. In 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts honored him with the NEA Jazz Masters Award. He was also honored in 2003 with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Living Legend Award. In 2008, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. On April 13, 2009, the University of Hartford presented Jones with a Doctorate Degree for his musical accomplishments.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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