Rodney Jones (guitarist)

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Rodney Jones
Rodney Jones (guitarist)-Buffalo-NY-1977.jpg
Jones in 1977
Born (1956-08-30) August 30, 1956 (age 59)
New Haven, Connecticut
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Occupation Guitarist, faculty at Juilliard
Years active 1970s–present
Style Jazz
Website rodneyjones.com

Rodney Jones (born August 30, 1956) is a jazz guitarist who worked with Jaki Byard, Chico Hamilton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Lena Horne, as well as a bandleader.[1] He is cited as a jazz guitarist who uses modern quartal harmony.[2] Jones is a faculty member at Juilliard.[3]

Discography[edit]

Credits partially adapted from AllMusic, Discogs and Bandcamp.[4][5][6]

As leader[edit]

  • 1977: The Liberation of the Contemporary Jazz Guitar (Strata-East) with Bruce Johnson
  • 1979: Articulation (Timeless)
  • 1981: When You Feel the Love (Timeless)
  • 1981: My Funny Valentine (Timeless)
  • 1996: The X-Field (Musicmasters)
  • 1996: Right Now! (Minor Music)
  • 1999: The Undiscovered Few (Blue Note)
  • 2001: Soul Manifesto (Blue Note)
  • 2003: Soul Manifesto Live (Savant)
  • 2005: Dreams and Stories (Savant)
  • 2009: A Thousand Small Things (18th & Vine)
  • 2011: The Journey of Soul (Independent)
  • 2012: The Resonance of Love (Independent)
  • 2013: Devotion (Independent)
  • 2013: I Dream of the Sea (Independent)

As sideman[edit]

With Dizzy Gillespie

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Yanow. "Allmusic: Rodney Jones – biography". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Tom Floyd (2004). Quartal Harmony & Voicings for Guitar. Mel Bay Publications. p. 4. ISBN 0786668113. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Juilliard: Rodney Jones – faculty". Juilliard.edu. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Allmusic: Rodney Jones – discography". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Discogs: Rodney Jones". Discogs.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bandcamp: Rodney Jones". bandcamp.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 

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