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Hank Jones

p, 1918-2010 US, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Henry Jones

American jazz pianist, bandleader and composer, born 31 July 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA and died 16 May 2010 in Manhattan, New York, USA. He recorded over sixty albums under his own name, and countless others as a sideman. He was part of an in-demand rhythm section in New York City for years which was hired for hundreds (if not thousands) of diverse gigs, which included Milt Hinton, Barry Galbraith and Osie Johnson. He received the NEA Jazz Masters Award and was also honored with the ASCAP Jazz Living Legend Award and the National Medal of Arts. His brothers were trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Elvin Jones.

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Organ
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Plays With
"Hot Lips" Page Sextet
Al Cohn - Zoot Sims Quintet
Al Cohn And His Orchestra
Al Cohn Quintet
Art Farmer And His Orchestra
Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five
Bill Watrous Combo
Billy Byers And His Orchestra
Bob Brookmeyer And His Orchestra
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra
Clark Terry / Bob Brookmeyer Quintet
Coleman Hawkins All Star Band
Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra
Coleman Hawkins Quartet
Coleman Hawkins Septet
Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
Don Redman All Stars
Eddie Bert Quartet
Eddie Bert Quintet
Festival All-Stars
Flip Phillips And His Orchestra
Flip Phillips Quartet
Gene Krupa Trio
George Williams And His Orchestra
Hank Jones Quartet
Hank Jones Quintet
Hank Jones Trio
Herb Geller & His All Stars
Hot Lips Page And His Orchestra
Howard McGhee Sextet
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra
J.J. Johnson's Bop Quintette
James Moody Sextet
JATP All Stars
Jerome Richardson Quartet
Jerome Richardson Sextet
Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars
Joe Lovano Quartet
Joe Newman And His Orchestra
Johnny Richards And His Orchestra
Kenny Drew & Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio
Lester Young Quartet
Manny Albam And His Jazz Greats
Meredith D'Ambrosio / Hank Jones Duo
Milt Jackson - Lucky Thompson Quintet
Milt Jackson And Big Brass
Milt Jackson Orchestra
Oliver Nelson And His Orchestra
Oliver Nelson Quintet
Osie Johnson And His Orchestra
Paul Chambers Quartet
Pepper Adams Octet
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra
Ray Brown All-Star Big Band
Ray Ellis And His Orchestra
Red Norvo Combo
Satolu Oda And Hank Jones Great Jazz Quintet
Sims-Brookmeyer Quintet
Stan Getz Quartet
Teddy Charles And His Sextet
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
The Birdland Stars
The Bob Prince Tentette
The Buck Clayton Septet
The Buddy Rich Trio
The Charlie Parker Quartet
The Eddie Bert Sextet
The Ernie Wilkins Group
The First Modern Piano Quartet
The Flip Phillips-Buddy Rich Trio
The Flip Phillips-Howard McGhee Boptet
The Frank Wess Septet
The Gigi Gryce - Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory
The Great Jazz Trio
The Hank Jones Combo
The Hank Mobley Quintet
The Harry Edison Quartet
The J.J. Johnson Quintet
The Jazz Piano Quartet
The Joe Newman Septet
The Joe Wilder Quartet
The Kai Winding Orchestra
The Lucky Thompson Quartet
The Milt Jackson Quartet
The Paris All-Stars
The Trio
The World's Greatest Jazzband
Zoot Sims - Bob Brookmeyer Octet
Zoot Sims Quartet
The Trombones, Inc.
Al Jazzbo Collins
The Jazz Orchestra
Doug Macdonald
Monty Kelly's Orchestra
The Sax Section
Lew Douglas And His Orchestra
Teddy Charles And The All Stars
Matty Dice
Eddie Thomas Singers
Manny Albam And His Orchestra
Oscar Peterson Trio & Orchestra
The Shubert Alley Cats
The Jazz Giants
String Band
The Rhythm Section
The Jones Brothers
The Leiber-Stoller Big Band
Milton Delugg And The All-Stars
The Golden Men Of Jazz
Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Sextet
The Mandinkas
Sammy Spear And His Orchestra
George Williams' Swinging Big Band
Galaxy All-Stars In Tokyo
Ray Brown Quintet
Imperial Jazz Band
Dizzy Gillespie & Friends
Great Jazz Quartet
The James Moody And Hank Jones Quartet
Billy Byers e Sua Orquestra
Bison Band
Popular Tracks   
Eleanor on West of 5th by Hank Jones, Christian McBride & Jimmy Cobb
My Wish on Here's Love by Hank Jones
As Times Goes By on Standard Collections Vol. 1 by Hank Jones, Billy Hart & Mads Vinding
You Are There on You Are There by Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones
Going Home on Come Sunday by Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
Come Sunday on Come Sunday by Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
Summer Knows on Standard Collections Vol. 1 by Hank Jones, Billy Hart & Mads Vinding
Arigato on Arigato by Hank Jones
The Christmas Song on Christmas Around the Fire by The Holiday Place
Bluesette on Bluesette [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions] by Hank Jones

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
In Copenhagen Live At Jazzhus Slukefter 1983Hank Jones2018Album
Four Classic AlbumsHank Jones2017Compil.
Alone TogetherHank Jones, Don Friedman2012Album
Young At HeartAndy Williams Featuring Hank Jones2011Album
Come SundayCharlie Haden, Hank Jones2011Album
Jam At Basie Featuring Hank JonesHank Jones2010Album
Last RecordingHank Jones / The Great Jazz Trio2010Album
Jam At Basie Featuring Hank JonesHank Jones2010Album
One For Three-The Jones Suite-Live at Jazzbaltica SalzauJazz Baltica Ensemble, Hank Jones2010Album
Solo 1976 (A Tribute To Duke Ellington)Hank Jones2010Album
Live in Marciac 1993Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones2009Album
Hank & Frank IIHank Jones, Frank Wess2009Album
Une Anthologie 1947 / 1956Hank Jones2009Compil.
Pleased To Meet YouOliver Jones, Hank Jones2009Album
The Legend Of JazzThe Great Jazz Trio By Hank Jones2009Album
Complete Original Trio RecordingsHank Jones2008Album
Opus De JazzMilt Jackson, Frank Wess, Kenny Clarke, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones2008Album
Kids (Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola)Joe Lovano and Hank Jones2007Album
Complete RecordingsRuby Braff With Hank Jones2007Compil.
The Jazz Master Class Series From NYUHank Jones2007Album
Kansas City SoundsBob Brookmeyer Septet And Bob Brookmeyer Octet Featuring Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Harry Edison, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones, Jim Hall, Freddie Green, Nat Pierce2007Compil.
You Are ThereRoberta Gambarini & Hank Jones2007Album
Lester YoungLester Young Featuring John Lewis, Buddy Rich, Jo Jones, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Gene Ramey2007Compil.
July 5th, Live At BirdlandThe Great Jazz Trio, Hank Jones, John Patitucci, Omar Hakim2007Album
The Legend Of Jazz — Live At Blue Note TokyoThe Great Jazz Trio / Hank Jones2006Album
West Of 5thHank Jones / Christian McBride / Jimmy Cobb2006Album
An Evening With Two Grand PianosJohn Lewis & Hank Jones2006Album
'Round MidnightHank Jones2006Album
For My FatherHank Jones2005Album
The Complete Original Quartet RecordingsSonny Stitt, Hank Jones2005Album
My Funny ValentineHank Jones2005Album
Quintet Sextet Complete RecordingsHank Jones, Tyree Glenn2004Album
The Talented Touch/Porgy And BessHank Jones2004Compil.
The TouchHank Jones2002Compil.
Live in JapanRay Brown, Hank Jones, Great Jazz Quartet2002Album
I Love My WomanJoe Newman, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Alan Dawson2000Album
Master ClassHank Jones, Red Garland1999Compil.
Jazz Studio 1 Part 2Paul Quinichette, Bennie Green, Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Hank Jones, Kenny Clarke, Eddie Jones, Sir Jonathan Gasser1999Single
FavorsHank Jones1997Album
Master Class Bop Redux Groovin' HighHank Jones1997Compil.
Jazz At The Philarmonic-Frankfurt 1952Lester Young, Flip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Max Roach1997Album
Flowers For Lady DayThe Great Jazz Trio, Hank Jones, George Mraz, Roy Haynes1996Album
Selections From SaralaHank Jones Meets Cheick Tidiane Seck And The Mandinkas1995Album
Steal Away - Spirituals, Hymns And Folk SongsCharlie Haden & Hank Jones1995Album
SaralaHank Jones Meets Cheick Tidiane Seck And The Mandinkas1995Album
Hanky PankyHank Jones1994Album
Royal Roost Sessions With Ray Brown Trio & QuintetElla Fitzgerald With Ray Brown Trio & Ray Brown Quintet Featuring Charlie Smith, Hank Jones, Kai Winding, Allen Eager Plus Lester Young, Brew Moore, Roy Haynes1993Album
When There Is LoveAbbey Lincoln - Hank Jones1993Album
Get Happy! More Jazz In 2 Keys (A Rhythm Background Record For Any Musician Or Vocalist)Hank Jones, Mundell Lowe, George Duvivier, Don Lamond, Mantego1993Album
Upon Reflection - The Music Of Thad JonesHank Jones with Elvin Jones and George Mraz1993Album
To The SeaBison Band & Hank Jones1992Album
Handful Of KeysHank Jones1992Album
The Incredible Hank Jones Meets Louis Bellson & Ira SullivanHank Jones1992Compil.
Live At Maybeck Recital Hall Volume SixteenHank Jones1992Album
With The Meridian String QuartetHank Jones1991Album
Bop ReduxHank Jones1991Album
The EssenceBilly Higgins, Ray Drummond, Hank Jones1991Album
Lazy AfternoonHank Jones1989Album
InterfaceHank Jones, Dave Holland, Billy Higgins1989Album
The Spirit Of 176George Shearing And Hank Jones1989Album
DuoHank Jones, Red Mitchell1987Album
In A Sentimental MoodBob Stewart, Hank Jones, Michael Moore, Mel Lewis1986Album
More DelightsTommy Flanagan And Hank Jones1985Album
Monk's MoodsThe Great Jazz Trio, Hank Jones1984Album
For Sentimental ReasonsAl Hibbler / Hank Jones, Buddy Tate, Milt Hinton, Oliver Jackson1984Compil.
I'm All SmilesHank Jones + Tommy Flanagan1984Album
CarnavalRon Carter, Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Anthony Williams1983Album
Piano Play HouseJohn Lewis, Hank Jones1983Album
Darji Meets Hank JonesDarwin Gross, Hank Jones1983Album
Moods UnlimitedBill Evans / Hank Jones / Red Mitchell1983Album
The Gentle MonsterHaywood Henry Featuring Joe Newman And Hank Jones1983Album
JesseJunko Mine & Hank Jones1982Album
Star HighsWarne Marsh With Hank Jones, George Mraz And Mel Lewis1982Album
Jazz GiantsStéphane Grappelli, Slam Stewart, Johnny Guarnieri, Jimmy Shirley, Joe Newman, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Alan Dawson1981Compil.
On StageTal Farlow, Hank Jones, Red Norvo, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna1981Album
OriginalsLouis Bellson / Jon Faddis / Milt Hinton / Hank Jones / Bob Malach / Bucky Pizzarelli1980Album
Piano Play HouseJohn Lewis And Hank Jones1979Album
London MeetingStéphane Grappelli & Hank Jones1979Album
Groovin' HighHank Jones1979Album
Who's Who In Jazz Presents Lionel Hampton Featuring Hank JonesLionel Hampton Featuring Hank Jones1979Album
Our DelightsTommy Flanagan And Hank Jones1979Album
BluesetteHank Jones1979Album
Ain't Misbehavin'Hank Jones1979Album
An Evening With Two Grand PianosJohn Lewis & Hank Jones1979Album
Easy To LoveHank Jones / George Duvivier / Shelly Manne1979Album
Live Under The SkyGalaxy All-Stars In Tokyo, Red Garland, Hank Jones, Roy Haynes1979Album
Tiptoe TapdanceHank Jones1978Album
CompassionHank Jones1978Album
I Remember YouHank Jones1978Album
Live In TokyoJohn Lewis With Hank Jones1978Album
Rhythm Background For Any Musician Or VocalistHank Jones, Mundell Lowe, George Duvivier, Don Lamond, Montego Joe, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson1978Album
Midnight Slows Vol. 8Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones, Sir Charles Thompson, J.C. Heard, George Duvivier1978Album
Harlem On Parade 77Doc Cheatham, Carrie Smith, Buddy Tate, Hank Jones1977Album
The TrioMilt Hinton / Bobby Rosengarden / Hank Jones1977Album
Bop ReduxHank Jones1977Album
Jazz All Stars - Volume OneLionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, J.J. Johnson, Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Osie Johnson, Thad Jones, Lucky Thompson1977Compil.
Jones - Brown - SmithHank Jones, Ray Brown, Jimmie Smith1977Album
Who’s Who In Jazz Presents: Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton with Grady Tate, Milt Hinton, Hank Jones, Vinnie Bell, Candido, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, "Big Chief" Russell Moore and Earl `Fatha` Hines1977Album
Just For FunHank Jones1977Album
The Song Is EndedIchiro Masuda Meets Hank Jones1976Album
Satin Doll (Dedicated to Duke Ellington)Hank Jones1976Album
The Bop SessionDizzy Gillespie / Sonny Stitt / John Lewis / Percy Heath / Max Roach / Hank Jones1975Album
Hanky PankyHank Jones1975Album
Strike Up The BandBobby Hackett, Zoot Sims, Bucky Pizzarelli, Richard Davis, Mel Lewis & Hank Jones1975Album
Swing, Guitars2nd George Barnes Quartet With Dick Hyman And Hank Jones1973Album
Winchester CathedralHank Jones And Oliver Nelson1967Single
HappeningsHank Jones & Oliver Nelson1967Album
Body & SoulDonald Byrd · Kenny Burrell · Frank Foster · Hank Mobley · Mal Waldron · Curtis Fuller · Paul Quinichette · Hank Jones, The Prestige All Stars1965Album
Jazz At StereovilleHank Jones, Billy Bauer, Milt Hinton, Gus Johnson1964Album
This Is Ragtime Now!Hank Jones1964Album
Bossa NovaOsie Johnson, Teddy Sommer, Bill Lavorgna, Sam Most, Mat Mathews, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones, Louis Metcalf, Buster Harding, Al Hall1963Compil.
Here's LoveHank Jones - Kenny Burrell - Milt Hinton - Elvin Jones1963Album
Porgy And BessHank Jones1959Album
Swings Songs From Lerner and Loewes' GigiHank Jones1958Album
The Talented TouchHank Jones1958Album
The Talented TouchHank Jones1958Single
Opus De BopStan Getz, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, Bud Powell, Hank Jones, Max Roach1957Album
Have You Met Hank JonesHank Jones1956Album
The Rhythm SectionThe Rhythm Section : Milt Hinton / Osie Johnson / Hank Jones / Barry Galbraith1956Album
UrbanityHank Jones1956Album
The Trio With GuestsThe Trio Featuring Hank Jones, Wendell Marshall And Kenny Clarke1956Album
Quartet-QuintetHank Jones1956Album
The TrioThe Trio Featuring Hank Jones, Wendell Marshall And Kenny Clarke1956Album
Opus De JazzMilt Jackson, Frank Wess, Kenny Clarke, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones1955Single
Flutes & ReedsErnie Wilkins / Frank Wess / Jerome Richardson / Hank Jones / Eddie Jones / Kenny Clarke1955Album
Jazz Studio 1Hank Jones, Paul Quinichette, Frank Foster, Kenny Clarke, Bennie Green, Joe Newman1955Album
New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10)Jazz At The Philharmonic featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones1955Album
Opus De JazzMilt Jackson, Frank Wess, Kenny Clarke, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones1955Album
Jazz Studio 1Paul Quinichette, Bennie Green, Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Hank Jones, Kenny Clarke, Eddie Jones, Sir Jonathan Gasser1954Album
Hank Jones PianoHank Jones1953Single
Hank Jones Be-Bop PianoHank Jones1950Album
Night Music / The ChaseHank Jones / Jean Germain1947Album
"The Frog" - 1956 - 1962Ben Webster With: Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones - Guest: Harry EdisonCompil.
The Fabulous Thad Jones Vol. 1Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Charles Mingus, Hank Jones, Kenny ClarkeSingle
Blue Bird / Wilder's MoonHank JonesSingle
The Rhythm Section / After HoursHank JonesCompil.
Saloon SocietyBill Manville / Hank JonesAlbum
Fun With Drumsticks - Jazz Band Music Minus One DrummerUrbie Green, Wilbur Ware, Hank Jones, Bob Wilber, Phil Woods, George Dorsey, Jimmy NottinghamAlbum
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 50Joe Newman, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Alan DawsonAlbum
The Rhythm SectionBarry Galbraith - Hank Jones - Milt Hinton - Osie JohnsonSingle
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