Charlie Jones

Sunday, February 13th 7:30 p.m.
Charlie Jones (jazz & blues guitar master)
$10 music
Guitarist and songwriter Charlie Jones has been a mainstay of the tri-state club scene since the 1970’s, and has appeared with many top jazz and R&B greats, including: Bettye Lavette, Big John Patton, Illinois Jaquette, Jimmy McGriff, Bernard Purdie, Jesse Morrison, Larry Young, and Lonnie Youngblood. He?s performed in the Jimi Hendrix Alumni Band with Randy California, Buddy Miles & Larry Coryell, accompanied singer Tiny Tim and was a cast member on the Uncle Floyd Show, sitting in regularly for guitarist Jimmy Vivino. Charlie also recently performed at the Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall with Bettye Lavette. Charlie Jones has just released his first official CD, Charlie Jones, on his own Verge Insult Music label. Drawing from his diverse musical influences, the CD features an eclectic mix of styles from rock, pop & blues, to funk, jazz, psychedelic rock, rhythm & blues and soul. Produced by Charlie Jones and Rob Melosh, the CD contains 13 original Charlie Jones? compositions and a cover of ?Spirit in the Sky? by Norman Greenbaum. Charlie Jones consists of local NJ musicians: Charlie Jones on guitar & vocals , Paul Unsworth on drums, Phil Butler on electric, acoustic & upright bass, Ed Alstrom on keyboards, guitar & vocal and Ed Thompson on guitars & vocals. When not playing music, Charlie is an adjunct guitar and Jazz ensemble instructor at New York University. Charlie Jones is in residence at the Great Notch Inn in Little Falls, NJ every other Thursday night at 10 PM. “The brand new self-titled debut recording by Charlie Jones offers something for every music fans? tastes. This CD has no genre boundaries, is executed to perfection, and many of the tracks will either grab you by your heart, or rock you into orbit! This is one very impressive solid effort.” Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue, WFDU Radio “Charlie Jones’ eclecticism doesn’t work against him, but rather draws heavily in his favor. He is a superb master of guitar and his diverse interests & abilities never seem less than coming straight from the heart. Whether he is regaling you with his blues, rock or jazz tinged musicality, there is always a ‘joie de vivre’ and energy at play music that is enthusiastically infectious. His debut CD, Charlie Jones, is a sleeper keeper, full of kick ass originals that sound like instant classics and a cover of Norman Greenbaum’s ‘Spirit in the Sky’, that is not only faithful yet imbued with a sensibility that is 21st Century modern.” John Hammel, Homegrown Radio