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Wow, a 78 year performance career.

Hank Jones

In the history of jazz, he was on hand for pretty much every major development.

What he must have heard!

Classy guy, too.

(I know May is "No Posting In The Jazz Forum Month" but what the heck.)

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Re: Wow, a 78 year performance career.

Also see Fred Kaplan's thoughts here.

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Re: Wow, a 78 year performance career.

I listened to Terry Gross's excellent 2005 interview, replayed yesterday on Fresh Air.

Best quote: "You have to be on good speaking turns with the piano, or the piano will rebuff you."

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126884916

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Quote:
I listened to Terry Gross's excellent 2005 interview, replayed yesterday on Fresh Air.

Best quote: "You have to be on good speaking turns with the piano, or the piano will rebuff you."

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126884916

s.


It is surprising that he did not play much with his two younger brothers, Elvin and Thad. We lost a great one..not too many left.
Mike

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Re: Wow, a 78 year performance career.

You bet he was a classy guy, and he left a good lesson in how to live even for those of us without his kind of talent. At 91, he had a full schedule of gigs for next year. What a great attitude!

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Hank Jones

In the history of jazz, he was on hand for pretty much every major development.

What he must have heard!

Classy guy, too.

(I know May is "No Posting In The Jazz Forum Month" but what the heck.)

Huge! Hank Jones fan. Great post Buddah.

Mark Evans

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