Rodney Jones (guitarist)

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Rodney Jones
Rodney Jones (guitarist)-Buffalo-NY-1977.jpg
Jones in 1977
Background information
Born (1956-08-30) August 30, 1956 (age 62)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, teacher
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1970s–present
Labels Strata-East, Timeless, Musicmasters, Blue Note, Savant

Rodney Jones (born August 30, 1956) is a jazz guitarist who worked with Jaki Byard, Chico Hamilton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Lena Horne and 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

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

As leader

  • 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

With Ruth Brown

  • 1989 Blues on Broadway (Fantasy)
  • 1991 Fine and Mellow
  • 1993 The Songs of My Life (Fantasy)
  • 1997 R+B = Ruth Brown (Bullseye Blues)
  • 2009 Ms. B's Blues

With Kenny Burrell

With Ann Hampton Callaway

  • 2002 Signature (N-Coded)
  • 2004 Slow (Shanachie)
  • 2006 Blues in the Night (Telarc)
  • 2009 At Last (Telarc)

With Dizzy Gillespie

  • 1976 Dizzy's Party (Pablo)
  • 1997 Be Bop
  • 2000 Les Incontournables

With Lena Horne

  • 1988 The Men in My Life
  • 1994 We'll Be Together Again
  • 1998 Being Myself (Blue Note)
  • 2006 Seasons of a Life (Blue Note)

With Jimmy McGriff

  • 1990 You Ought to Think About Me (Headfirst)
  • 1994 McGriff's Blues
  • 1994 Right Turn on Blues
  • 1998 Straight Up
  • 2000 McGriff's House Party
  • 2002 McGriff Avenue

With Maceo Parker

With Houston Person

With Hilton Ruiz

  • 1988 El Camino (The Road)
  • 1989 Strut

With others

Further reading

  • "Rodney Jones biography". Manhattan School of Music. Archived

References

  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. ^ "Bandcamp: Rodney Jones". bandcamp.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Rodney Jones | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

External links

  • Official website


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