|JAZZPAR Artists - Hank Jones|
| Hank (Henry) Jones (US), b. July 31 1918, JAZZPAR
Soloist 1991 with The Jesper Thilo group plus Doug Raney.
For half a century, JONES has been one of the most
versatile and sought-after jazz pianists. He is the elder brother of Thad
and Elvin Jones. Hank Jones grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied
piano at an early age and came under the influence of the swing giants
of that instrument. Founder of the Detroit school of
pianists. Playing in New York from the mid-40s, he also soon assimilated
the new bop style. His mature and integrated combination of these early
influences is the main grounding for his extremely tasteful and sophisticated
playing making him a musician for all seasons. He is equally superb as
a resilient soloist and as a sensitive and responsive accompanist.
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