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Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Jones, Part 1

For our seasonal Hanksgiving show, this year we pay tribute to Hank Jones, both as a pianist and a composer, by playing music from his albums as a leader and sideman, and renditions of his music by musicians that came after him. The collaboration with Malian master musician Cheick Tidian Seck kicks off a playlist which includes albums ranging from leader projects and solo work, to collaborations with some of the top Miles Davis alumni or with an avangardist with deep standard roots like Anthony Braxton.Happy listening and belated happy Hanksgiving, what may very well become your new favorite holiday, the jazz equivalent of Festivus for the rest of us jazz loving freaks!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat… [ read more ]

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