Carmell Jones

Carmell Jones

born on 19/7/1936 in Kansas City, MO, United States

died on 7/11/1996 in Kansas City, KS, United States

Carmell Jones

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Carmell Jones (July 19, 1936 – November 7, 1996) was an American jazz trumpet player.


Jones was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He moved to California in 1960 and worked as a studio musician for several years. He released two albums as a leader for Pacific Jazz at this time, while recording as a sideman with Bud Shank, Onzy Matthews, Curtis Amy, Harold Land, and Gerald Wilson.[1] He appeared on Horace Silver's 1965 Blue Note album Song for My Father. In 1965 he moved to Germany where he lived for 15 years, working with Paul Kuhn and the SFB Big Band (Sender Freies Berlin) from 1968 to 1980. There he worked with musicians such as Milo Pavlovic, Herb Geller, Leo Wright, Rudi Wilfer and Eugen Cicero. Jones returned to the US in 1980, working as a teacher and appearing at local clubs in Kansas City. He released one additional album as a leader in 1982. Jones died on November 7, 1996 in Kansas City at the age of 60.[2]

In 2003, Mosaic Records released a three-CD set of Jones material in their Mosaic Select series.[3]

Selected Discography

As a leader

  • The Remarkable Carmell Jones (Pacific Jazz, 1961)
  • Brass Bag (Pacific Jazz, 1962) - with Laurence "Tricky" Lofton
  • Business Meetin' (Pacific Jazz, 1962)
  • Jay Hawk Talk (Prestige, 1965)
  • Carmell Jones in Europe 1965-66 (Prestige, 1969)
  • Carmell Jones Returns (Revelation, 1982)
  • Mosaic Select 2: Carmell Jones (Mosaic, 2003)

As a sideman

  • with Curtis Amy Groovin' Blue (Pacific Jazz, 1961)
  • with Bud Shank Barefoot Adventure (Pacific Jazz, 1961)
  • with Bud Shank New Groove (Pacific Jazz, 1961)
  • with Gerald Wilson You Better Believe It! (Pacific Jazz, 1961)
  • with Victor Feldman Soviet Jazz Themes (Äva, 1962)
  • with Tricky Lofton Brass Bag (Pacific Jazz, 1962)
  • with the Red Mitchell-Harold Land Quintet Hear Ye! (Atlantic, 1962)
  • with Vi Redd Now's the Time (United Artists, 1962) - reissued as Bird Call (Solid State, 1969)
  • with Harold Land Jazz Impressions of Folk Music (Imperial, 1963)
  • with Marvin Jenkins Big City (Palomar, 1963)
  • with Sarah Vaughan Sarah Sings Soulfully (Roulette, 1963)
  • with Gerald Wilson Moment of Truth (Pacific Jazz, 1963)
  • with Nancy Wilson Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues (Capital, 1963)
  • with Jimmy Woods Conflict (Contemporary, 1963)
  • with Charles McPherson Bebop Revisited! (Prestige, 1964)
  • with Booker Ervin The Blues Book (Prestige, 1964)
  • with Booker Ervin Groovin' High (Prestige, 1964)
  • with Gerald Wilson Portraits (Pacific Jazz, 1964)
  • with Nathan Davis The Hip Walk (Saba/MPS, 1965)
  • with Herbie Mann Latin Mann (Columbia, 1965)
  • with Horace Silver Song for My Father (Blue Note, 1965)
  • with Horace Silver The Natives are Restless Tonight (Emerald, 1965) - reissued as Re-Entry (Village, 1995)
  • with Gerald Wilson On Stage (Pacific Jazz, 1965)
  • with Jean-Luc Ponty More Than Meets the Ear (Liberty, 1969)
  • with Oliver Nelson Berlin Dialogue for Orchestra (Flying Dutchman, 1971)
  • with Leo Wright It's All Wright (MPS, 1972)
  • with Dave Kamien Let's Swing (VGS, 1979)
  • with Horace Silver Live 1964 (Emerald, 1984)
  • with Jim Mair 8th & Central (JMP, 1991)
  • with Erich Kleinschuster, Joe Henderson, & Clifford Jordan Erich Kleinschuster Sextet 1968/69, Vol. 1 (EmArcy, 2005)


  1. ^ All About Jazz: Carmell Jones musician page Archived July 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Andre Condouant's Carmell Jones site Archived May 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ All About Jazz review: Mosaic Select 2
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