An underrated cool-toned guitarist who sounds at his best in straight-ahead settings, Rodney Jones had his highest visibility during his period with Dizzy Gillespie (1976-1979), when he was in his early twenties. Jones had previously worked with Jaki Byard and recorded with Chico Hamilton, and he would follow the association with Gillespie by working for a time as Lena Hornes accompanist. As a leader, Jones has recorded for Timeless (in 1978 and 1981), the RR label, and in the late 80s for Minor Music.
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Ain't No Sunshine
Soul Manifesto Roll Call (Interlude)
One Turnip Green
Groove Bone, Part 2 (Interlude)
Groove Bone, Part 1
Soul Makossa Wake Up Call (Interlude)