Steal Away

Master pianist Hank Jones has died at 91. AP obit here. NPR Jazz Profile here. Rifftides, including video, here. Secret Society, including video and links here. Do the Math comments here. In his post for Jones’s 88th birthday, Ethan Iverson refers to Tiptoe Tapdance as a record with “probably the best jazz treatment of spirituals”. I would commend to your attention another album with spirituals, Jones’s disc with Charlie Haden entitled Steal Away.  I never tire of this album, which manages to be simple and pure-hearted yet deeply sophisticated all at once.

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