Τρίτη, 18 Μαΐου 2010

ΕΦΥΓΕ και ο Hank Jones


ΕΦΥΓΕ και ο Hank Jones


Ηταν ο πιανίστας που συνόδευε την Marilyn Monroe όταν τραγούδησε το "Happy Birthday Mr. President" για τον John F. Kennedy στις 19 Μαΐου 1962.

Birth name Henry Jones
Born July 31, 1918 (1918-07-31) (age 91)
Origin Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Died May 16, 2010, in New York.
Genres Bebop
Jazz
Occupations Musician
Bandleader
Composer
Instruments Piano
Years active 1944–2010
Labels Verve, Savoy, Epic, Capitol, Argo, Impulse, Concord, Chesky, Sony
Associated acts Ella Fitzgerald
Charlie Haden
Nancy Wilson
Charlie Parker
Salena Jones
Roberta Gambarini

Η ανακοίνωση του θανάτου του από τον Manager του:


"Hank Jones, pianist and jazz legend, beloved husband of Theodosia, dear uncle to his nieces and nephews across the country, friend to music, inspiration to countless
musicians, died May 16, 2010 in New York City, after a brief illness. He was 91 years old, and would have been 92 on July 31st.

Today we celebrate his spirit, his gift, his joy, his wisdom and his friendship. Hank lived and breathed music, and was never far from a keyboard, even at the end. His incredible burst of productivity - concerts, recordings, fundraisers, clinics - these last few years was unprecedented and truly remarkable. He had gigs planned through next year and in fact was due to play Birdland in NYC next week."

Hank, you were truly loved and cherished. We will miss you dearly.

http://www.officialhankjones.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/arts/music/18jones.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/05/17/ap/celebrities/main6492186.shtml


http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=8166




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