Ka-Link – Philly Joe Jones
A cheerful Latin piece with a strong rhythmic drive.
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- Recording: J.R. Monterose - J.R. Monterose
- Recorded on: October 21, 1956
- Label: Blue Note (BN 1536)
- Concert Key: G
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin/swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Ira Sullivan
- Tenor Sax - J.R. Monterose
- Piano - Horace Silver
- Bass - Wilbur Ware
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
This also could work as a feature for just the drummer, as you can hear in Rachel Gould's recording of her lyric version entitled Listen To Mister Jones (in B-flat, with an accompaniment-only MP3).
Ka-Link was recorded in 1956, another year of incredible Philly Joe Jones recordings. A month before our date (on September 20 and 26), Philly Joe, along with Paul Chambers, was recording in the Kenny Drew Trio for Prestige. On September 21, Philly Joe was on Paul Chambers' classic "Whims Of Chambers" date for Blue Note. On October 19, he was recording with Phineas Newborn for RCA. Two days later came the Ka-Link session, and four days later, on October 26, Philly Joe returned to Rudy Van Gelder's parents' living room in Hackensack, this time to record the famous extended session that would complete Miles Davis's contract with Prestige Records ("Cookin'" - "Relaxin'" - "Workin'" - "Steamin'").
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...