Just For Fun

Hank Jones

Just For Fun
  • CAT # OJCCD-471-2

    1. Interlude 5:14
    2. A Very Hip Rock And Roll Tune 4:59
    3. Lullaby 5:36
    4. Little Rascal On A Rock 4:02
    5. Bossa Nouveau 5:05
    6. Just For Fun 7:25
    7. Kids Are Pretty People 7:30

This album may have been just for fun, but it was serious music-making by a pianist who in 1977 had been at the top of his profession for more than 30 years. Hank Jones embodies the full range of jazz piano tradition, right up to free jazz, and has influenced a who's who of modern pianists. In this date, with the help of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne, towering figures among bassists and drummers, Jones has fun with seven engaging pieces. They include two latter-day classics by his brother Thad, a samba by Pepper Adams, a waltz of his composition, J.J. Johnson's "Interlude," and Ray Brown's most un-rock-and-roll-like "A Very Hip Rock and Roll Tune." The highly regarded guitarist Howard Roberts is featured on three pieces.

with Howard Roberts, Ray Brown, Shelly Manne

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