Jones remains the benchmark
Review by John Shand, 13 September 2012
And it is a mystery: a kind of fiendishly difficult secret cabbalistic rite in which many wish to be initiated, but only one in a hundred actually makes the grade. In this country, Jones remains the benchmark.
Where others see distorting and embellishing a melody as proof that one is a jazz singer rather than just a singer, Jones is a lifetime beyond needing to prove anything. His melodic embellishments are the hallmark of a man with great ears for harmony, an instinct for musical logic and a love of those key watch-words of jazz: surprise and spontaneity.”