Vince Jones

Vince Jones

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(b. 1954) is an Australian jazz artist. He is a singer, song writer, and trumpet player. His music includes both original music and new contemporary versions of jazz standards. His themes are "inequity, injustice, peace and anti-greed".

He attributes his love of jazz to hearing a recording of Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain when he was about 14. He taught himself to play the trumpet.

Vince was born in Glasgow, Scotland and his family moved to Wollongong, Australia when he was 11 years old. He began his career as a bebop trumpet player.

In the mid-1980s an attempt was made on his life. The light aircraft at his farm in east Gippsland was sabotaged, and forensic tests revealed that steel wool had been put into the plane's oil tank. He had a high profile in the area at the time as a protester against logging of forests.

He has sold more than 200,000 albums world-wide.

Currently he is living on the south coast of New South Wales, on the edge of the Royal National Park.

Australia's leading jazz vocalist, Vince Jones, is also a remarkable interpreter and composer of songs in a contemporary jazz style - a style that appeals equally to listeners and his musical peers. As a vocalist he resists showing off technique to the detriment of feel - he's confident in his musical literacy and sings like there's nothing to prove. It's a refreshing approach that gives us, the audience, the chance to be really moved. Vince Jones also plays trumpet and over the years his style has developed a distinctive reserve and subtlety - he plays a little less and draws a good deal more from it than he did in earlier days. A brief, thoughtful solo from Vince is worth a hundred notes played with less discretion.
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Vince Jones Discography

Albums

Vince Jones Watch What Happens (Album) EMI Australia 1982 Sell This Version
TC-EMX-260842 Vince Jones Watch What Happens(Cass, Album) EMI TC-EMX-260842 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Vince Jones For All Colours (Album) Suitable Management Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Vince Jones On The Brink Of It (Album) Suitable Management, EMI Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Vince Jones Spell (Album) John Bye Productions Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Vince Jones Tell Me A Secret (Album) Suitable Management, EMI Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
Vince Jones Trustworthy Little Sweethearts (Album) EMI Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Vince Jones One Day Spent (Album) EMI Australia 1990 Sell This Version
Vince Jones & Grace Knight Vince Jones & Grace Knight - Come In Spinner (Album) ABC Records (3) Australia 1990 Sell This Version
Vince Jones It All Ends Up In Tears (Album) Intuition Records Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
Vince Jones Future Girl (Album) EMI, EMI Music Group Australasia Australia 1992 Sell This Version
Vince Jones Here's To The Miracles (Album) EMI Australia 1995 Sell This Version
VJ356L Vince Jones Live(CD, Album) Universal Music Australia VJ356L Australia 2003 Sell This Version
VJ 356V Vince Jones Moving Through Taboos(CD, Album) Universal VJ 356V Australia 2004 Sell This Version
432007-2 Vince Jones For All Colours(CD, Album, RE) EMI 432007-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

13689 Vince Jones Blue(7", Single) Suitable Management 13689 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EMI 1891 Vince Jones Don't Worry About A Thing(7", Single, Promo) EMI EMI 1891 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
EMI 2089 Vince Jones Jettison(7") EMI EMI 2089 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
EMI 1977 Vince Jones If You're Goin' To The City(7", Single) Suitable Records, EMI EMI 1977 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
RP 215 Vince Jones One Day Spent - Open Ended Interview(12", Ltd, Promo) EMI RP 215 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
Spin 1 Vince Jones & Grace Knight Vince Jones & Grace Knight - Come In Spinner(CD, EP, Promo) ABC Records (3) Spin 1 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
INT 3046 7 Vince Jones Don't Worry About A Thing(7", Promo) Intuition Records INT 3046 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

INT 3090 2 Vince Jones The Complete (CD, Album, Comp) Intuition Records INT 3090 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
814827 2 Vince Jones Virtue : The Best Of Vince Jones(CD, Comp) EMI Music Australia 814827 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
VJ356M Vince Jones Gold(2xCD, Album, Comp) Universal Music Australia VJ356M Australia 2004 Sell This Version

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