Hank Jones

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You wouldn’t know it from his self-effacing manner, but pianist Hank Jones was one of the giants of jazz.  For many years, he had been Ella Fitzgerald’s sideman, after which he began an association with Benny Goodman, later forming the Great Jazz Trio with Ron Carter and Tony Williams.

He died recently at the age of 91.  We had the great fortune of having him play in our studios, and you can hear him discuss his inventive, versatile style with Leonard Lopate—and demonstrate it—back on December 13, 2005.

You wouldn’t know it from his self-effacing manner, but pianist Hank Jones was one of the giants of jazz.  For many years, he had been Ella Fitzgerald’s sideman, after which he began an association with Benny Goodman – later forming the Great Jazz Trio with Ron Carter and Tony Williams.  He died recently at the age of 91.  We had the great fortune of having him play in our studios – and you can hear him discuss his inventive, versatile style with Leonard Lopate – and demonstrate it, back on December 13, 2005.