1955 to 1981
November 12, 1924 in Jacksonville
December 15, 1981
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1. Samuel Jones (November 12, 1924 - December 15, 1981) was a jazz double bassist, cellist and composer. Sam Jones was born in Jacksonville, FL, and moved in 1955 to New York City. There, he played with Bobby Timmons, Tiny Bradshaw, Les Jazz Modes, Kenny Dorham, Illinois Jacquet, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie (1958-59) and Thelonious Monk. He is probably best known for his work with Cannonball Adderley (1959-65). He also spent several years working with Oscar Peterson) (1966-1970) and Cedar Walton and recorded with Bill Evans in the 1950s. His career primarily revolved around the New York City jazz scene.