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.
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- Recording: Jo Jones - Vamp 'Til Ready
- Recorded on: April 19, 1960
- Label: Everest (LPBR 5099)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trombone - Bennie Green
- Tenor Sax - Jimmy Forrest
- Piano - Tommy Flanagan
- Bass - Tommy Potter
- Drums - Jo Jones
Rhythm section players should read the C lead sheet. A Drum Transcription is available; click on Drum Corner for more details.
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...