Got To Take Another Chance – Philly Joe Jones
An exhilarating twist on Take The A Train. Philly Joe Jones drum transcription available!
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- Recording: Philly Joe Jones - Philly Joe's Beat
- Recorded on: May 20, 1960
- Label: Atlantic (LP 1340)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Cornet - Michael Downs
- Tenor Sax - Bill Barron
- Piano - Walter Davis, Jr.
- Bass - Paul Chambers
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
-- eight-bar drum set-up
-- everything Philly Joe plays through the in head, with the melody shown above
-- first 8 bars of setup into Walter Davis Jr.'s piano solo
-- one chorus (32 bar) unaccompanied drum solo
-- everything Philly Joe plays on the out head, with melody shown above
The audio clip starts at his solo.
The recording, "Philly Joe's Beat," displays some of Philly Joe's finest work as a bandleader. This is the first transcription of Philly Joe Jones on jazzleadsheets.com where he is featured on his own composition. Many of the legendary drummers recorded often as sidemen, but when it was time to lead their own band in a recording date, they needed to somehow elevate or distinguish their playing. Not by overplaying or playing louder, but by playing like the man in charge. Pay close attention to how Philly Joe sets up the quintet throughout this song. His drum solo features some of his most characteristic stickings and phrases.
In a serendipitous coincidence, "Philly Joe's Beat" was recorded on Victor Lewis's (another master drummer) tenth birthday.
July 15, 1923 – August 30, 1985
Philly Joe Jones was one of the most well-known drummers of his era. A natural comedian, he was a spellbinding storyteller, both in music and in words. Here's a famous example clipPJJ recorded by engineer Rudy Van Gelder before a session. Read more...