Davenport Blues

Davenport Blues

by Dill Jones


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Dill Jones was a phenomenal jazz pianist who recorded only sparingly under his own name, though he made quite a few discs with others. The Welshman was a formidable stride player who also swung like mad. This expanded reissue of the earlier Chiaroscuro LP not only restores a long-deleted album to print, but adds 19 previously unreleased tracks. The core of the original release consisted of his flashy interpretation of "Little Rock Getaway" (his live version appears on the Chiaroscuro CD Jazz Piano Masters), brilliant renditions of all four of Bix Beiderbecke's compositions for piano, plus "Davenport Blues" (all of which have been grouped together for this reissue), as well as his shimmering original ballad "Celtic Twilight." The two-CD reissue adds a buoyant take of "Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble," two terrific duets with the legendary Willie "The Lion" Smith ("Sweet Sue" and "I Found a New Baby"), a playful rendition of Fats Waller's "My Fate Is in Your Hands," and a romp through Smith's "Morning Air," a virtual treasure trove for Dill Jones' fans, who have had few opportunities to find his work on CD. Any stride piano fan not already familiar with Dill Jones should pick up this highly recommended double-CD set without delay.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2004
Label: Chiaroscuro Records
UPC: 0091454011223
catalogNumber: 112
Rank: 91619

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dill Jones   Primary Artist,Piano
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano

Technical Credits

Bing Crosby   Composer
Eddie Condon   Composer,Contributor
Fats Waller   Composer
Joe Sullivan   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Jon Bates   Engineer
Bix Beiderbecke   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
David Griffiths   Liner Notes
Will J. Harris   Composer
Dill Jones   Arranger
Hank O'Neal   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jack Palmer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
John DeVries   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ian Clifford   Cover Design
Herb Sanford   Liner Notes
Fred Miller   Engineer

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