Hank Jones
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1918-07-31
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Hank Jones Biography (Wikipedia)

Henry "Hank" Jones Jr. (July 31, 1918 – May 16, 2010) 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 a Doctorate Degree 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.

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Heart And Soul
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Heart And Soul
Abbey Lincoln
When I'm Called Home
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When I'm Called Home
Hank Jones
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
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Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
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Jitterbug Waltz
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Jitterbug Waltz
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
We Free Kings
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We Free Kings
Cannonball Adderley & Cannonball Adderley
Dancing In The Dark
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Dancing In The Dark
George Duvivier
Hanid
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Hanid
Charlie Haden
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
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Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Richard Jones, Hank Jones, Lucky Thompson & Connie Kay
Prey-Loot
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Prey-Loot
Abbey Lincoln
When There Is Love (feat. Hank Jones)
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When There Is Love (feat. Hank Jones)
Hank Jones
Passing Time
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Passing Time
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