Touch: Rockin' in Rhythm/Lazy Afternoon

Touch: Rockin' in Rhythm/Lazy Afternoon

by Hank Jones
     
 

This two-disc reissue combines sessions Hank Jones waxed for Concord Jazz 12 years apart. The first CD contains 1977's Rockin' in Rhythm, originally co-billed to Jones, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jimmie Smith. The trio ably handles a group of standards, though, as annotator See more details below

Overview

This two-disc reissue combines sessions Hank Jones waxed for Concord Jazz 12 years apart. The first CD contains 1977's Rockin' in Rhythm, originally co-billed to Jones, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jimmie Smith. The trio ably handles a group of standards, though, as annotator Leonard Feather notes of the opening song, "Your Feet's Too Big," the nominal songwriters can be happy they are receiving royalties for improvistations that often use very little of their original tunes. On this track and three others, Jones plays an electric piano to good effect. He dominates the music, making his new star billing on the session appropriate. The ten tracks on the second disc were recorded in July 1989 and originally issued as Lazy Afternoon. Here, Dave Holland on bass and Keith Copeland on drums, with Ken Peplowski adding clarinet and alto sax, join Jones. Though originally billed as a Jones solo album, this is actually more of a group effort than Rockin' in Rhythm, with each of the musicians getting considerable solo time. The aspect that makes it more of Jones record is the material, which includes several lively originals from the pianist, particularly "Intimidation." Only the title song, from the 1954 Broadway musical The Golden Apple, really can be called a standard. Concord Jazz doesn't have much Jones in its catalog, but the label makes the best of what it does have by combining these two albums in a single package.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431215721
catalogNumber:
2157
Rank:
173656

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Your Feet's Too Big  - Hank Jones
  2. Dancing on the Ceiling  - Hank Jones
  3. My Ship  - Hank Jones
  4. Spring Is Here  - Hank Jones
  5. Rockin' in Rhythm  - Hank Jones
  6. Bags' Groove  - Hank Jones
  7. Alone Together  - Hank Jones
  8. The Girl Next Door  - Hank Jones

Disc 2

  1. Speak Low  - Hank Jones
  2. Peedlum  - Hank Jones
  3. Lazy Afternoon  - Hank Jones
  4. Work Song  - Hank Jones
  5. Intimidation  - Hank Jones
  6. Lament  - Hank Jones
  7. Comin' Home Baby  - Hank Jones
  8. Passing Time  - Hank Jones
  9. Sublime  - Hank Jones
  10. Arrival  - Hank Jones

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Jones   Primary Artist,Piano,fender rhodes
Dave Holland   Bass,Double Bass
Ken Peplowski   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ray Brown   Bass,Double Bass
Keith Copeland   Drums
Jimmie Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

Nat Adderley   Composer
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Horace Parlan   Composer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Phil Edwards   Engineer,Remixing
Dave Fischer   Original Cover Photography
Paul Francis   Cover Design
George Horn   Mastering
Carl Jefferson   Producer
J.J. Johnson   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
A.T. Michael MacDonald   Engineer
Ken Franckling   Liner Notes
Dick Hendler   Cover Design
Fred Fisher   Composer
John Hancock   Composer
Ada Benson   Composer
Jill Simonsen   Art Direction
Ron Simmonds   Composer
Jürg Morgenthaler   Composer
A.M. Brunner   Composer
Carl E. Jefferson   Audio Production

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