Vamp 'Til Ready – "Papa" Jo Jones

A simple but very swinging medium-up song, based on a descending two-measure riff. Solos are on "rhythm changes" with a different bridge.

"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...

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