Joe's Debut – Philly Joe Jones

A medium up swing with a dissonant but enticing edge.

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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