Sam Jones – The Soul Society


Bassist Sam Jones’ debut as a leader resulted in one of his finest recordings, Jones is well featured on bass while the other four numbers find him playing very effective cello. The uncredited arrangements for the groups are uniformly excellent and there is solo space for cornetist Nat Adderley, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Heath on tenor, baritonist Charles Davis, and pianist Bobby Timmons. The repertoire is superior, too, with highlights including the debut of Adderley’s “The Old Country,” a fine jam on “Just Friends,” Keter Betts’ “Some Kinda Mean,” Jones’ bowing on “Home,” and Bobby Timmons’ “So Tired.” Actually all eight selections are memorable on this highly recommended disc.

Personnel: Sam Jones (cello, bass); Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone); Charles Davis (baritone saxophone); Nat Adderley (cornet); Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Bobby Timmons (piano); Keter Betts (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).


01. Some Kinda Mean
02. All Members
03. The Old Country
04. Just Friends
05. Home
06. Deep Blue Cello
07. There Is No Greater Love
08. So Tired

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2 Responses to “Sam Jones – The Soul Society”

  1. robbs says:

    Thanks for sharing! ♥

  2. Muff Diver says:

    Back in the day, I never gave any time to thank you for this, and all of these wonderful shares. I’m glad you kept the archive up, if for no better reason than research.

    Thanks for this LP, and thanks for all your work on Rappamelo, past and present!

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