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Hank Jones

Henry Jones Jr. (July 31, 1918 – May 16, 2010), best known as Hank Jones, 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 an honorary Doctorate of Music 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 31st, 1918 (Vicksburg), Died May 16th, 2010 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1965

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 158 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73161 10-in. 11/27/1945 Get together with the Lord The Jubalaires ; Andy Kirk instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73162 10-in. 11/27/1945 I know The Jubalaires ; Andy Kirk instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73163 10-in. 11/27/1945 Soothe me The Jubalaires ; Andy Kirk instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73264 1/3/1946 He's my baby Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73265 1/3/1946 Alabama bound Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73266 1/3/1946 Soothe me Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73267 1/3/1946 Doggin' man blues Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73590 5/23/1946 I don't know what I'd do without you Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73591 5/23/1946 I'm so lonesome I could cry Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73751 12/2/1946 Now you tell me Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73752 12/2/1946 Louella Andy Kirk Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73753 12/2/1946 So soon The Four Knights instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 73754 12/2/1946 I'm falling for you The Four Knights instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74386 12/23/1947 I've got a feeling I'm fallin' The Day Dreamers ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74387 12/23/1947 You turned the tables on me The Day Dreamers ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74392 12/23/1947 I cried and cried and cried The Day Dreamers ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74393 12/23/1947 Robbins nest The Day Dreamers ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75801 2/2/1950 Baby, won't you say you love me? Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75802 2/2/1950 Don'cha go 'way mad Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75936 3/6/1950 Solid as a rock Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75937 3/6/1950 I've got the world on a string Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75938 3/6/1950 Sugarfoot rag Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 75939 3/6/1950 Peas and rice Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76732 8/15/1950 I'll never be free Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76750 8/25/1950 Dream a little dream on me Louis Armstrong ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 158 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Hank," accessed March 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323999.

Jones, Hank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323999.

"Jones, Hank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323999

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