Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones (March 1, 1929, Greenwood, Mississippi – May 31, 1997, West Hartford, Connecticut) was an American jazz double bassist.

Jones grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey, and played early in the 1950s with Sarah Vaughan and Lester Young. Jones taught music in South Carolina from 1951 to 1952, and became a member of Count Basie's orchestra in 1953, remaining there until 1962. He recorded frequently with this ensemble, and also played with Basie in smaller ensembles; these featured both Basie sidemen (Joe Newman, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins) and others (Milt Jackson, Coleman Hawkins, Putte Wickman). Jones quit music in 1962 and took a job with IBM; he later became vice president of an insurance company. In the 1980s he returned to jazz and played on and off in swing jazz ensembles.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 1, 1929 (New York City), Died May 31, 1997 (Hartford)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101264 1/7/1957 Robbin's nest Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101265 1/7/1957 Cocktails for two Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101266 1/7/1957 I never knew Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101267 1/7/1957 Feather's nest Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101268 1/8/1957 They can't take that away from me Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101269 1/8/1957 Between the devil and the deep blue sea Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101270 1/8/1957 Mean to me Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101271 1/8/1957 The happy cats Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101272 1/8/1957 Later for the happenings Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101273 1/8/1957 Buttercup Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101274 1/8/1957 Joe's blues Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101275 1/8/1957 Joe's tune Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103252 1/8/1957 Joe's blues Joe Newman Sextet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104005 1/13/1958 Save your love for me-1 Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104006 1/13/1958 The farmer's daughter Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104007 1/13/1958 Three little words Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104008 1/15/1958 Too marvelous for words Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104009 1/15/1958 Scotty Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104010 1/15/1958 Makin' whoopee Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104011 1/15/1958 Rosetta Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104012 1/17/1958 Organ grinder's swing Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104013 1/17/1958 I let a song go out Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104014 1/17/1958 There's a small hotel Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104015 1/17/1958 Moonglow Joe Newman Quartet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 108523 1/4/1960 I gotta right to sing the blues Sammy Davis, Jr. instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Eddie," accessed February 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205104.

Jones, Eddie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205104.

"Jones, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 February 2024.

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