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Hank Jones

The oldest of the three Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Henry “Hank” Jones was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. By the age of 13 Jones was performing locally in Michigan and Ohio. While playing with territory bands in Grand Rapids and Lansing he met Lucky Thompson, who invited him to New York City in 1944 to work at the Onyx Club with Hot Lips Page.

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Albums

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Last Recording
Atlantic
2010
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Complete Recordings
Complete Recordings
Lone Hill Jazz
2010
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Pleased To Meet You
Pleased To Meet You
Justin Time Records
2009
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'Round Midnight
Atlantic
2006
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West Of 5th
Atlantic
2006
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Hanky Panky
Hanky Panky
Test of Time Records
2005
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