Gwen – Philly Joe Jones

Quite a rarity—a ballad written by drummer Philly Joe Jones, which he recorded on piano with drums overdubbed. It's a beautiful song, lyrical in a Tadd Dameron vein. Our piano melody part shows a few important voicings and fills.

Philly Joe Jones

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...

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