Contains all of Hank Jones' 1950s trio recordings (master takes) as a leader.With the exception of an odd 1964 LP of ragtime music, Jones wouldn't record another trio session under his own name until 1975!
Four bonus tracks have been added featuring the pianist in trios led by Elvin Jones, Aaron Bell and Charlie Smith.
Includes 20-page comprehensive booklet!
HANK JONES plays piano on all tracks, plus:
01: Charles Mingus (b) Max Roach (d) New York, April 29, 1953.
02-05: Johnny Smith (g) Ray Brown (b) New York, September 4, 1953.
06-13: Wendell Marshall (b) Kenny Clarke (d) New York, August 4, 1955.
14: Same as above. New York, November 3, 1955.
15-16: Art Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) New York, July 11, 1961.
17: Aaron Bell (b) Ed Thigpen (d) New York, June 20, 1958.
18: Oscar Pettiford (b) Charlie Smith (d) New York, August 22, 1956.
“When you listen to a pianist, each note should have an identity, each note should have a soul of its own.” –Hank Jones
01 MEDLEY (YOU GO TO MY HEAD)
02 THAD’S PAD
03 THINGS ARE SO PRETTY IN THE SPRING
04 LITTLE GIRL BLUE
05 ODD NUMBER
06 WE’RE ALL TOGETHER
07 ODD NUMBER
08 WE COULD MAKE SUCH BEAUTIFUL
09 NOW’S THE TIME
11 THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL
12 MY FUNNY VALENTINE
13 WHEN THE HEARTS ARE YOUNG
14 LITTLE GIRL BLUE
15 PRETTY BROWN
16 FOUR AND SIX
17 THE PARTY’S OVER
18 HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?
TOTAL TIME: 78:39