Two decades ago, jazz producer and Chiaroscuro Records founder Hank O’Neal created a special album to promote and support the Jazz Foundation of America’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund. Now, 20 years later, O’Neal an honorary JFA Board member, has selected 16 favorite jazz tunes for limited edition CD re-release of the album, called One Good Turn. Among the selections are: Lionel Hampton and Milton Hinton playing Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”, Gerry Mulligan’s New Sextet playing his “Walk on the Water”, and a rare pairing of Buddy Rich and Dizzy Gillespie on a song called “Buddy & Dizzy”.
One Good Turn was made possible through a partnership of the Jazz Foundation of America, Chiaroscuro Records, and 32 Bar Blues, a California-based apparel company that supports the arts. The album is now available at jazzfoundation.org or 32barblues.com. All of the proceeds to to the JFA Musicians’ Emergency Fund. The promo code JFAFREE can be used to access free shipping.
The Jazz Foundation of America was formed in 1989 to provide compassionate assistance to lifelong jazz, blues, and roots musicians in times of need. The JFA’s work has become more urgent due to major shifts in the music industry, extreme weather events across the country, and the devastating pandemic.