Hank Jones and Red Mitchell – Duo

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Duo (also referred to as Hank Jones-Red Mitchel Duo) is an album by pianist Hank Jones and bassist Red Mitchell recorded in 1987 for the Dutch Timeless label.

“These two musicians usually make any date that they’re a part of a success and this rare duo date together is no exception. Jones’ effortlessly swinging style is matched beautifully by the bassist’s imaginative lines. The material is all very familiar, from the easygoing “Gone With the Wind” to a percolating “Wee” and the absolute show-stopping run through “I’ll Remember April,” which finds both men at a creative peak. It’s a pity they didn’t record a follow up to this very enjoyable session, recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio.” – Ken Dryden/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Gone With the Wind” (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 6:17
“What Am I Here For?” (Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine) – 6:55
“A Child Is Born” (Thad Jones) – 6:09
“Wee” (Denzil Best) – 5:29
“Like Someone in Love” (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 4:16
“Mean to Me” (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 4:27
“I’ll Remember April” (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) – 8:17
“But Beautiful” (Van Heusen, Burke) – 8:11

Hank Jones – piano
Red Mitchell – bass


Released: 1988
Recorded: December 1987
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 50:01
Label: Timeless
SJP 283