For My Father

For My Father

by Hank Jones
     
 

Grand jazz master pianist and octogenarian Hank Jones is accompanied here by bassist George Mraz and drummer Dennis Mackrel. The program is a collection of jazz and pop standards that Jones has undoubtedly played countless times before, and it matters not a whit. His sense of refinement, elegance, and swingSee more details below

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Grand jazz master pianist and octogenarian Hank Jones is accompanied here by bassist George Mraz and drummer Dennis Mackrel. The program is a collection of jazz and pop standards that Jones has undoubtedly played countless times before, and it matters not a whit. His sense of refinement, elegance, and swing saturates the proceedings. Whether it's on the graceful cover of Al Foster's "Paulette" with its elongated spaces or on an uptown version of Monk's "Bemsha Swing," Jones is a supreme melodist. His readings of Ellington and Strayhorn here are beyond reverential and are journeys of subtle harmonic discovery (check out "Lotus Blossom"). The reading of Harold Mabern, Jr.'s "Grace of God (There but for the Grace of God)" is simply glorious. In a career full of winners, add this one to the list.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2005
Label:
Justin Time Records
UPC:
0068944020928
catalogNumber:
209
Rank:
85060

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Jones   Primary Artist,Piano
Dennis Mackrel   Drums
George Mraz   Bass

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Milt Jackson   Composer
Hank Jones   Producer
Irving Mills   Composer
Denzil Best   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Foster   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Tom Harrell   Composer
Dennis Mackrel   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Dan Ouellette   Liner Notes
Jim West   Executive Producer
Jimmy Katz   Cover Photo
Irving Gordon   Composer
Renée Marc Aurèle   Mastering

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