My interview with Hank Jones
Called the "Dean of Jazz Piano" by the New Yorker, 86 year-old jazz legend Hank Jones has been one on the top piano players in jazz for over 60 years. He's worked and recorded with virtually every major jazz star, including stints with Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and countless others. His own recordings are celebrated as masterpieces of jazz piano. Today, he's more active than ever, with his new cd "For My Father", three recent cds with the Great Jazz Trio, and two new albums as a special guest with saxophonist Joe Lovano. Recently, I had a chance to talk with Hank about his long career in jazz, his family (his late brothers Elvin and Thad Jones were also major jazz stars), and much more.