Hank Jones

Biography

Hank Jones (b. 1918)

One of the most versatile and durable of modern pianists. An outstanding accompanist of singers, as evidenced by his years backing Ella Fitzgerald (’48–’53). Recorded voluminously as a leader and with such major figures as Coleman Hawkins, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, and Ben Webster. Continued recording significant music well into his seventies (for example Steal Away, a duet album with Charlie Haden in ’94).

Benjamin Franklin V

Excerpted from The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve