Willie Jones (piano)

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#1 Mon, 1995-11-13 08:14
Robert Campbell
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Willie Jones (piano)

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Is anyone well-versed enough in the Chicago scene to be familiar with a pianist named Willie Jones? He was active in the late 1940s but (from what I've heard) left no recordings. He was considered "far out" at the time and was admired by Sonny Blount. In one interview, Sun Ra said that at the time he thought Willie Jones was better than Bud Powell!

Note: This is not the Willie Jones in NYC who played drums on the Savoy date, or any of several other musicians named Willie Jones.

rlc