Show Time – "Papa" Jo Jones

Jo Jones' showcase for himself: an uptempo song full of one-measure drum breaks. A drum transcription is available for the in and out heads.

"Papa" Jo Jones

October 7, 1911 – September 3, 1985

Born Jonathan David Samuel Jones in Chicago, Illinois, Jo Jones got his start playing drums and tap-dancing in carnival shows in Alabama until joining Walter Page's band in Oklahoma City in the late 1920s. He, along with Walter Page and Freddie Green, joined Count Basie's band in 1934. That rhythm section would forever change the sound and feeling of jazz. Read more...

3 songs available.