Hank Jones: The Session Musicians

Hank Jones: The Session Musicians

Pianist Hank Jones became a serious bandleader in his sixties, but he'd been one of jazz's most in-demand sidemen for decades. Whether lending elegant accompaniment to the iconic version of “Autumn Leaves” by Cannonball Adderley (along with Miles Davis), laying down plangent vamps for tenor sax giant Coleman Hawkins on “Angel Face,” or dashing off brisk bebop licks behind Charlie Parker on “The Bird,” he made virtues of versatility and good taste.

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