Jonah Jones - I Dig Jonah!
I Dig Jonah! The Jonah Jones Capitol Collection
By Jonah Jones
Very Good Condition. (Includes Cd, jewel case and original artwork.)
About the artist:
Jonah Jones (born Robert Elliott Jones; December 31, 1909 – April 29, 2000) was a jazz trumpeter who created concise versions of jazz and swing and jazz standards that appealed to a mass audience. In the jazz community, he is known for his work with Stuff Smith. He was sometimes referred to as "King Louis II," a reference to Louis Armstrong. Jones started playing alto saxophone at the age of 12 in the Booker T. Washington Community Center band in Louisville, Kentucky, before quickly transitioning to trumpet, where he excelled.
One of the finest boogie-jazz trumpeters of all time, Jonah Jones (born Robert Jones in 1909) gives 25 of his greatest performances here, injecting some much needed swing into several old standards that were previously made during times when most music was slower than a snail. Perhaps the best song, however is his own co-composition "A Touch Of Blue", an otherwise instrumental song that glides along a "doot-doot-doot-doot-doot" vocal background that is reminicient of ensembles such as the Ray Conniff Singers or The Spitfire Band.
- Audio CD (February 8, 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Collector's Choice
- ASIN: B00003W0XR