Sam Jones

Samuel Jones was a jazz cellist, double bassist, and composer. He lived from 12 November 1924 to 15 December 1981. Sam Jones was born in Jacksonville FL. He moved to New York in 1955. Jones was a member of the Tiny Bradshaw, Les Jazz Modes and Kenny Dorham bands. He also played with Freddie Hubbard (1958-1959), Dizzy Gillespie (1959-1959) as well as Thelonious Monk. Cannonball Adderley (1959-1965) is his most well-known work, but he also spent many years with Oscar Peterson (1966 / 1970’ and Cedar Walton. He also recorded with Bill Evans in 1950s. His life revolved around New York City’s jazz scene. Jones composed the jazz standards “Del Sasser”, “Unit 7”, and “O.P.P.” during his time with Adderley. The other compositions are “Blue Funk”, and “O.P. Other compositions include “Blue Funk”, “O.P. Wikipedia

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