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Monday, May 17, 2010

Remembering Hank Jones

Hank Jones, the eldest of the "Jones Brothers" from Pontiac, Michigan has passed away at the age of 91. Hank was born in Mississippi, his musical family moved to Pontiac, where he spent his youth & cut his chops on the Detroit Jazz scene. Hank was known for his eloquent & lyrical style of piano playing. And, during his career in jazz he won many of the highest awards. Hank Jones was a true "Jazz Master." He recorded over 60 albums & appeared on countless more.

Along with his brothers Thad & Elvin "The Jones Brothers" were considered jazz royalty in Michigan. And, we Michigan jazz lovers were proud to clain the trio as our own. Thad, a world famous Trumpeter, composer & Band leader, passed away in 1983. The younger brother Elvin, a mighty mighty drummer & leader of the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, passed away in 2004.

There's much that could be said about Hank Jones & I'll let other's have their say. For me, I'll just say "Hank was a great musician & I'm so happy that his musical legacy remains." Doc ...

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