Me and Mr. Jones

You know Jack Jones from his mega-hits -- pleasant pop million-sellers like “Wives and Lovers” and “Lollipops and Roses” -- songs that (along with more sophisticated hits like “Call Me Irresponsible” and “The Impossible Dream”) put him on the musical map. But it’s likely you haven’t heard him sing “Julie” or “Far Away” or “Fly Me to the Moon”; don’t own his delightful Tony Bennett tribute album or heard him perform standards arranged by the likes of Don Costa or Nelson Riddle or Billy May; haven’t really listened to the technical perfection of this guy’s amazing voice.

. We’ll be there, in the front row.

Fri., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 22, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., 2011
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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