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Hank Jones has served as a pianist in a vast array of settings, always lending a distinctive, swinging sensibility to the sessions. He toured with Norman Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic from 1947-51. As a result, he became Ella Fitzgerald’s pianist, touring with her from 1948-53.
Among his affiliations was the Great Jazz Trio, a cooperative unit with Ron Carter and Tony Williams, who were later supplanted by Buster Williams and Ben Riley. Jones has also experienced his share of piano duos, with the likes of Tommy Flanagan, George Shearing, and John Lewis. As a leader and valued sideman, Hank Jones can be found on thousands of recordings.
Jones was named an NEA Jazz Master in 1989.
Source-National Endowment for the Arts http://www.arts.gov/national/jazz/artists_tour/jones.html