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Hank Jones

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Henry "Hank" Jones Jr. (July 31, 1918 - May 16, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable. In 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts honored him with the NEA Jazz Masters Award. He was also honored in 2003 with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Living Legend Award. In 2008, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. On April 13, 2009, the University of Hartford presented Jones with a Doctorate Degree for his musical accomplishments. Jones recorded more than 60 albums under his own name, and countless others as a sideman, including Cannonball Adderley's celebrated album Somethin' Else. On May 19, 1962, he played piano as actress Marilyn Monroe sang her famous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" song to then U.S. president John F. Kennedy. Biography: Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Henry "Hank" Jones moved to Pontiac, Michigan, where his...

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On Jul 7, 2011. 8:03am
Christopher Lynch said

The superb Hank Jones is "A Man For All Seasons", where jazz piano is concerned.
"The Oracle", remains the Jazzbear's favourite HJ album. Play it and give your ears the treat they deserve people.

On Apr 1, 2017. 2:54pm
realgonealto said

"Take My Hand Precious Lord." Prayer can take many forms and be called on at any time, but I can't recall any more elegant and grateful than this performance by Charlie Haden and Hank Jones. My thanks.

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