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Oliver Jones

Born: September 11, 1934    Primary Instrument: Piano

Oliver Jones

Pianist Oliver Jones is one of Canada’s finest musicians. His career also intertwines with the proud history of jazz in his native Montreal, the thriving city that in its heyday also produced the late Oscar Peterson, Oliver’s lifelong friend and one of his influences.

Oliver was born and raised in Saint Henri, a predominantly working class area of Montreal, several blocks from Peterson, and young Oliver would sit on the Peterson porch, listening to the older boy practice. Oscar’s sister, Daisy Peterson Sweeney, became his first piano teacher, with lessons continuing for the next twelve years. These lessons solidified young Jones’ skills, which were already considerable; Oliver was performing publicly at age five, and by the time he had his first nightclub appearance, he was nine. ...
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Oliver Jones et Charlie Biddle.
1982.
Justin Time

Live at Biddle's.
Biddle double-bass, Primeau drums.
1983.
Justin Time

The Many Moods of Oliver Jones.
1984.
Justin Time

Lights of Burgundy.
MacPherson tenor saxophone, Schwager guitar, Donato double-bass, Hillman drums.
1985.
Justin Time

Speak Low/Swing Hard.
Beck with double-bass, Hillman drums.
1985.
Justin Time

Requestfully Yours.
Beck with double-bass, Sharma drums.
1985.
Justin Time

Cookin' at Sweet Basil.
Young double-bass, Clarke drums.
1987.
Justin Time

Just Friends.
Terry trumpet, Young double-bass, Al-Khabyyr drums.
1989.
Justin Time

Northern Summit.
Ellis guitar, Mitchell double-bass.
1990.
Justin Time

A Class Act.
Wallace double-bass, Thigpen drums.
1991.
Justin Time

Just 88.
Jones piano.
1993.
Justin Time

Yuletide Swing.
Jones clavinova and piano, Richard Ring guitar, Dave Young bass, Wali Muhammad drums.
1994.
Justin Time

From Lush to Lively.
Jones piano, Rob McConnell sax, and big band.
1995.
Justin Time

Have Fingers, Will Travel.
Jones piano, Ray Brown bass, Jeff Hamilton drums.
1997.
Justin Time

Just In Time.
Jones piano, Dave Young bass, Norman Marshall Villeneuve drums.
1998.
Justin Time

Then and Now.
Jones piano, Skip Bey bass.
2002.
Justin Time

Just You, Just Me.
Ranee Lee vocals, Jones piano, Éric Lagacé bass, Dave Laing drums.
2005.
Justin Time

One More Time.
Jones piano, Dave Young bass, Jim Doxas drums, Ingrid Jensen trumpet and flugelhorn, Chet Doxas saxes.
2006.
Justin Time

Second Time Around.
Jones piano, Éric Lagacé bass, Jim Doxas drums.
2008.
Justin Time

Pleased to Meet You.
Jones and Hank Jones piano, Brandi Disterheft bass, Jim Doxas drums.
2009.
Justin Time

CDs on which Jones appears

Quiet Song.
Ranee Lee vocals.
1989
Justin Time

I Thought About You.
Ranee Lee vocals, et al.
1994.
Justin Time

Jubilation VI: Looking Back.
Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir et al.
1994.
Justin Time

In Good Company.
Charlie Biddle bass, et al.
1996.
Justin Time

Ring In Minor.
Richard Ring guitar, et al.
1996.
Justin Time

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