Sam Jones

The Bassist

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Virtually all of Sam Jones' occasional dates as a leader featured him in a purely supportive role with a medium-size all-star group. This set is a bit different, for Jones is often in the forefront, heading a trio also including pianist Kenny Barron (who switches to electric piano on one song) and drummer Keith Copeland. Barron is actually the dominant soloist during a program consisting of three originals by Jones, two by Barron and the opening Thelonious Monk tune "Rhythm-A-Ning," although Jones has his spots. Well-played post-bop music (not yet reissued on CD) that is most significant for the contributions of Barron.

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