Hank Jones: I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan


I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan


Hank Jones (piano)


Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 16 (Concord Jazz CCD-4502)

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Hank Jones (piano).

Composed by Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz


Recorded: Maybeck Recital Hall, Berkeley, CA, November 11, 1991


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

Experience counts. By the time of his Maybeck recital, 73-year-old Hank Jones had been recording an incredible 47 years, backing instrumentalists from Hot Lips Page to Miles Davis and singing stars from Lena Horne to Ella Fitzgerald. Here he assays a 1932 ditty also known as "The Blue Pajama Song" because the would-be Lothario who sings it has prematurely invested in such attire, only to discover the object of his affections is married! Invoking James P. Johnson's stride style, Jones exemplifies the lilting impeccability that made him a musicians' musician, and the gentlemanly humor that forever commends him to listeners.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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