A fine accompanist, Slick Jones is most famous for his period as a member of Fats Waller's Rhythm. Jones played with Fletcher Henderson briefly in 1934 and 1936 and then toured and recorded with Waller fairly regularly during 1936-41; he also recorded with Gene Sedric, Don Redman, Lionel Hampton and Una Mae Carlisle during the period. After leaving Fats, Jones worked with Stuff Smith, Eddie South, Redman, Claude Hopkins, Hazel Scott and Don Byas among others. He played with Gene Sedric's combo off and on during 1946-54 and also worked a bit with Sidney Bechet, Wilbur DeParis (1954-55) and Doc Cheatham. Slick Jones (who never led his own record date) was active into the 1960's, playing with Eddie Durham and recording with Eddie Barefield as late as 1964. ~ Scott Yanow
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