Bluebird (Hank Jones album)

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Bluebird
Bluebird (Hank Jones album).jpg
Studio album by
Hank Jones Trio with Guests
Released1956
RecordedNovember 1, 3, 29 and December 20, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
GenreJazz
Length42:15
LabelSavoy
MG 12053
ProducerOzzie Cadena
Hank Jones chronology
Quartet-Quintet
(1955)
Bluebird
(1956)
Have You Met Hank Jones
(1956)

Bluebird, also released later as The Trio with Guests (1956) and Hank's Pranks (1962), is an album by American jazz pianist Hank Jones recorded in 1955 for the Savoy label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[4]

AllMusic reviewern Scott Yanow stated: "These relaxed cool jazz performances feature pianist Hank Jones in a variety of settings. ...It's a tasteful set of melodic bop".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented on Jones's preference for flutes instead of saxophones at this time, and praised Mann's articulation on the title track.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Little Girl Blue" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 5:39
  2. "Bluebird" (Charlie Parker) - 14:57
  3. "How High the Moon" (Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton) - 6:05
  4. "Hank's Pranks" (Hank Jones) - 4:51
  5. "Alpha" (Jones) - 5:13
  6. "Wine and Brandy" (Frank Foster) - 5:30
  7. "Alpha" [Take 2] (Jones) - 5:16 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Wine and Brandy" [Take 2] (Foster) - 5:27 Bonus track on reissue
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on November 1, 1955 (track 4), November 3, 1955 (tracks 1 & 5-8), November 29, 1955 (track 3) and December 20, 1955 (track 2)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Savoy Records Catalog: 12000 series accessed July 31, 2015
  2. ^ Hank Jones Catalog accessed July 31, 2015
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Bluebird – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1992). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette (1st ed.). Penguin. p. 592. ISBN 978-0-14-015364-4.