Jonah Jones

Sweet with a Beat

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Although Jonah Jones was still using the same formula of a decade earlier, his trumpet plus rhythm format still sounded fairly fresh on this Decca LP. Somehow Jones manages to uplift "Strangers in the Night" (playing it up-tempo) and such war-horses as "Sweet Georiga Brown," "Limehouse Blues," and "Birth of the Blues." Nothing unusual occurs but the melodic performances (which are quite concise) are pleasing and swinging, showing that Jonah Jones' technique was still strong in 1966.

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