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Jazz Pianist Hank Jones Passes

18 May

Hank Jones, perhaps the last living link to the early Jazz greats died this morning at the age of 91. Jones never got the acclaim of others – but always was there when there when the Greats gathered…

This clip is Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins – with Hank Jones on Piano, Buddy Rich on Drums, and Ray Brown on Bass…

It doesn’t get any better than this!

Here is Hank Jones talking about the development of “BeBop” –

Lastly – interpretation of the Classic – “Take the A Train” –

Pianist Hank Jones a Work in Progress

 
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