|The sequel to 2005’s memorable One More: Music of Thad Jones. Features Thad’s brother hank Jones, the dean of living jazz pianists. Playing by tenor saxophone legends James Moody, Benny Golson, and Frank Wess. Includes charter members of the Thad Jones–Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra Jimmy Owens, Richard davis, and Eddie daniels. Music of Thad Jones was a highlight of 2005, garnering rave reviews and a special write-up in Nat hentoff’s column in JazzTimes. This IPO release includes more of Thad Jones’s unique compositions performed by musicians who knew and worked with him throughout his career. Highlights include a rollicking performance of “Groove Merchant” and a performance of the title tune by two of jazz’s grand masters, hank Jones and James Moody.
“There are about a dozen reasons for getting this gorgeous and perfect follow-up to last year’s tribute to Thad Jones. For reasons of editorial economy, you only need to know how rare it is that one single recording could feature sax players from four (count ‘em) different musical generations: bebopper James Moody, swinger Frank Wess, hard bopper Benny Golson, and post-modernist Eddie daniels.” — All About Jazz
“Captures the essence of jazz.” — JazzTimes
“There are not enough stars in the heavens to rate this album. Thad Jones is honored in a manner most deserving of his artistic genius.” — eJazzNews