Jonah Jones

Muted Jazz

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In 1957, trumpeter Jonah Jones hit it big with his version of "On the Street Where You Live," twhich is included on this LP. Jones' "muted jazz" featured melodic but swinging versions of standards played with a shuffle beat by his quartet nightly at the Embers, and he would keep the attractive -- if eventually predictable -- formula alive into the late 1960s. In addition to "On the Street Where You Live," this best-selling record has such numbers as "Rose Room," "Undecided," "Too Close for Comfort" and "Royal Garden Blues" played in delightful fashion.

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