Oscar Pettiford, Ray Brown, Red Mitchell, Ron Carter; these and other leading jazz bassists have added mastery of the cello to their capabilities. But few have brought to the smaller instrument the degree of soulfulness of the late Sam Jones, the bassist from Florida who in the late 1950s quickly established himself as one of the best in jazz. In The Soul Society, Jones was joined by the Adderley brothers, Bobby Timmons, Jimmy Heath, Blue Mitchell, and one of his own favorite bassists, Keter Betts, as he demonstrated how to make one of the most expressive instruments even more soulful. On half the pieces, Jones plays his original instrument with his customary power.
with Nat Adderley, Jimmy Heath, Charles Davis, Bobby Timmons, Keter Betts, Louis Hayes, Blue Mitchell