Carmell Jones
Born: 1936

An excellent hard bop trumpeter, Carmell Jones would
probably have been much better-known today if he had not
moved to Europe in the mid-’60s at the height of his career.

In 1960, after two years in the army and two years at the
University of Kansas as a music education and trumpet
major, Carmell left the midwest and became a studio
musician in California. He recorded with artists such as
Sammy Davis, Jr, Bob Hope, and Nelson Riddle. During this
chapter in the Carmell Jones success story, he was… Continue

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