The Chant

Sam Jones Plus 10

The Chant
  • CAT # OJCCD-1839-25

    1. The Chant 3:24
    2. Four 4:53
    3. Blues On Down 5:45
    4. Sonny Boy 3:20
    5. In Walked Ray 4:04
    6. Blue Bird 4:11
    7. Over The Rainbow 2:47
    8. Off-Color 4:26

It is one of the jazz world's frustrations that bassist Sam Jones is more valued over a decade after his passing than in his lifetime; and one of its saving graces that labels like Riverside were recording such underrated musicians at their peak. This 1961 session was Jones's second, and clearly much more than an informal blowing date. With a big band constructed around the Cannonball Adderley quintet of the time plus such stellar additions as Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Heath, and Wynton Kelly; and with Heath and Victor Feldman providing arrangements of bluesy original tunes and jazz and pop standards, Jones found an exceptional setting for his bass and cello mastery.

with Nat Adderley, Blue Mitchell, Melba Liston, Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Heath, Tate Houston, Wynton Kelly, Victor Feldman, Les Spann, Keter Betts, Louis Hayes

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