[JPL] Drummin' Willie Jones's question

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Wed Sep 13 21:30:04 EDT 2006


from williejones3.com
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Born in Los Angeles, CA on June 8, 1968, Jones' earliest exposure to music 
was his father, Willie Jones II, an accomplished and notable jazz pianist, 
who offered guidance and inspiration to his gifted son. Dedicated to the 
further development of his skills, Jones III spent the next few years 
working diligently with acclaimed drummers and music instructors, and began 
performing with distinguished musicians by the time he was in his teens. 
Jones completed his academic training after receiving a full scholarship to 
the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied under the tutelage of 
the legendary Albert "Tootie" Heath.

Before he was a semifinalist in the 1992 Thelonious Monk Jazz Drum 
Competition, Jones co-founded Black Note, one of the most promising jazz 
bands around. Following the rich soulful energy of the West Coast bop 
movement, Black Note's hard-swing sound propelled them to First Place in the 
1991 prestigious John Coltrane Young Artist Competition. Jones contributed 
his skillfulness as both musician and producer on all four Black Note 
recordings entitled 43rd & Degnan and L.A. Underground (World Stage 
Records), Jungle Music (Columbia), and Nothin' But the Swing (Impulse!). By 
1994, the band toured Europe and across the U.S., and was the opening act 
for Wynton Marsalis.

Near the end of 1994, while Jones was reaching for a higher level of 
drumming dexterity, he gained the privilege of playing sideman to the 
renowned vibist Milt Jackson. Here was where Jones learned the importance of 
pacing and sensitivity. Meanwhile, his musical career continued to unfold. 
>From 1995 through 1998, Jones was a member of Arturo Sandoval's band and is 
featured on Sandoval's Grammy Award winning release Hot House (N2K). 
Subsequently, Jones recorded with Horace Silver on the album Jazz Has a 
Sense of Humor (Impulse!), and on Roy Hargrove's CD releases Moment To 
Moment and Hard Groove (Verve). He can also be heard on Eric Reed's latest 
release, Here (Max Jazz).

>From amongst the many jazz dignitaries who recognized Jones' talent, he 
attained further critical notice by working with distinctive musicians such 
as Ernestine Anderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Wynton Marsalis, Cedar Walton, 
Billy Childs, Eric Reed, Ryan Kisor, Eric Alexander, Bill Charlap, Michael 
Brecker and Herbie Hancock.

>From 1998-2005, Jones was a member of and toured with the prominent Roy 
Hargrove's Quintet, and can be heard on Hargrove's latest album release 
Nothing Serious and RH Factor's Distractions. Continuing the pursuit of 
musical artistry, Jones not only made his debut as a bandleader in 2000 with 
his premier record Vol 1...Straight Swingin' (WJ3), but he also revealed his 
proficiency as a composer as well as a producer. He released his second 
acclaimed CD in 2002, Vol II...Don't Knock The Swing. Currently, Jones is 
touring with Eric Reed, Kurt Elling and Hank Jones.
Philip Booth
http://scribelife.blogspot.com
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "EvE cOrneLiOus" <eve at evecornelious.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [JPL] Drummin' Willie Jones's question


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> Willie is somewhere in the late 30's to early 40's.
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>> Peter,
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>> I'm pretty sure the answer is no.  Willie Jones lll was probably not
>> yet born in 1955.  I think he is in his 20's.
>>
>> John
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>> On Sep 13, 2006, at 8:40 PM, Peter Solomon wrote:
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>>> Is there any relationship between the drummer Willie Jones III and the
>>> fellow that appeared on the Charles Mingus "Live at Cafe Bohemia
>>> 1955?"
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>> SOMEWHERE'' (Jack Bowers-AAJ).  After almost 40 years as a professional
>> musician, KASSOFF's first album as a leader features his serene beauty,
>> intriguing style, and vivid concepts as an outstanding composer and 
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>> improviser.  With MARTIN WIND (bass) and TIM HORNER (drums), ''SOMEWHERE 
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>> vibrant, compelling, and destined to become an essential component of
>> collections that favor jazz trios'' (Paula Edelstein-AMG).  ''Performed 
>> with
>> class and a fine touch'' (Marion McPartland), ''SOMEWHERE is a 
>> masterpiece''
>> (Bucky Pizzarelli).
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> serene beauty, intriguing style, and vivid concepts as an outstanding 
> composer and gifted improviser.  With MARTIN WIND (bass) and TIM HORNER 
> (drums), ''SOMEWHERE is vibrant, compelling, and destined to become an 
> essential component of collections that favor jazz trios'' (Paula 
> Edelstein-AMG).  ''Performed with class and a fine touch'' (Marion 
> McPartland), ''SOMEWHERE is a masterpiece'' (Bucky Pizzarelli).
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