Live at Steinway Hall

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Not every jazz artist who comes along needs to be an innovator -- very few of the jazzers who emerged in the 1980s and 1990s were -- but every improviser should try to develop his or her own sound. Though Mike Jones isn't innovative or groundbreaking, the acoustic swing pianist does have his own sound: one that combines a strong Oscar Peterson influence with a healthy appreciation of stride piano and pre-bop -- pre-Bud Powell, pre-Thelonious Monk pianists such as Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Fats Waller, and Erroll Garner. Another thing that Jones has are impressive chops, and they serve him well on this CD, which was recorded live at New York's Steinway Hall in 1997. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Not every jazz artist who comes along needs to be an innovator -- very few of the jazzers who emerged in the 1980s and 1990s were -- but every improviser should try to develop his or her own sound. Though Mike Jones isn't innovative or groundbreaking, the acoustic swing pianist does have his own sound: one that combines a strong Oscar Peterson influence with a healthy appreciation of stride piano and pre-bop -- pre-Bud Powell, pre-Thelonious Monk pianists such as Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Fats Waller, and Erroll Garner. Another thing that Jones has are impressive chops, and they serve him well on this CD, which was recorded live at New York's Steinway Hall in 1997. Playing unaccompanied solo piano, Jones brings his light touch and his appealing lyricism to such standards as "The Things We Did Last Summer," "These Foolish Things," and "Lullaby of the Leaves." And because he's unaccompanied, Jones has no problem changing tempos a lot within the course of a song -- something that keeps listeners on their toes and prevents his set from becoming the least bit predictable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2000
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • UPC: 091454036424
  • Catalog Number: 364
  • Sales rank: 347,250

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Jones Primary Artist, Piano, Soloist
Technical Credits
Jon Bates Engineer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Mike Jones Liner Notes
John Kiehl Producer
Paul Mertz Composer
Hank O'Neal Producer, Liner Notes
Paul Bacon Cover Design
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