17 May 2010

Hank Jones

There are only a few jazzmen left on this planet who witnessed and participated in the bebop revolution, and yesterday we lost one, Hank Jones. Hank played with just about everyone, including Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Wes Montgomery, Art Farmer, Tony Williams, Charlie Haden, and Joe Lovano (take a second to consider the years spanned in that incomplete list). His wit, style, and sincerity at the piano and off the bandstand will be missed by many.

For more on Hank, take a look at Howard Mandel's remembrance at Jazz Beyond Jazz.

3 comments:

涂HerthaSic said...

enjoy your artical, thank you .............................................

The LondonJazz site said...

RIP what a great man.

I just pressed "Next Blog" by mistake and was very pleased to land in such friendly company!

More power to you David

Sebastian

Juanita said...

A little of my musical soul dies with him. He was just.... amazing! I can't believe it. Makes me wish i was born 50 years earlier so i could have more time to appreciate the wonderful music these legends had to offer :(


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