Joe's Debut – Philly Joe Jones
A medium up swing with a dissonant but enticing edge.
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- Recording: Philly Joe Jones - Showcase
- Recorded on: November 17, 1959
- Label: Riverside (RLP 12-313)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trombone - Julian Priester
- Tenor Sax - Bill Barron
- Piano - Dolo Coker
- Bass - Jimmy Garrison
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
It was clear from Philly Joe's first recording with Miles Davis in January 30, 1953, that a new drummer had arrived on the jazz scene who would be in constant demand. Examining his recorded output up to his first Riverside date as a leader is staggering. Just look at his recordings for other leaders during the time of his own three leader sessions for Riverside.
two Art Blakey recordings: "Drums Around The Corner" and "Holiday For Skins"
two Benny Golson recordings
another Bill Evans date
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...