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Carmell Jones

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: July 19, 1936 | Died: November 7, 1996    

Carmell Jones

An excellent hard bop trumpeter, Carmell Jones would probably have been much better-known today if he had not moved to Europe in the mid-'60s at the height of his career.

In 1960, after two years in the army and two years at the University of Kansas as a music education and trumpet major, Carmell left the midwest and became a studio musician in California. He recorded with artists such as Sammy Davis, Jr, Bob Hope, and Nelson Riddle. During this chapter in the Carmell Jones success story, he was being compared to Clifford Brown and Fats Navarro.

Carmell developed a close association with Bud Shank as a member of his quintet. He recorded with many other notables and most importantly, he recorded his first album under his own name and contract with Pacific Jazz - The Remarkable Carmell Jones. Thinking back about those days, Carmell said, “I've probably played with all of the bands that you've heard of.” Jones recorded a couple of albums as a leader for Pacific Jazz and made records with Bud Shank, Harold Land, Curtis Amy, and most significantly Gerald Wilson's Orchestra (1961-1963)....
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  • Mosaic Select

    Fontana
    2003
  • Mosaic Select 2

    Mosaic Records
    2003
  • Returns

    Fontana
    1983
  • Carmell Jones In Europe; 1965-66

    Fontana
    1969
  • Jay Hawk Talk

    Fontana
    1965
  • Business Meetin'

    Fontana
    1962
  • The Remarkable Carmell Jones

    Fontana
    1961

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