Tag Archives: Papa Jo Jones

Roy Haynes on Papa Jo Jones (1986)

SKF NOTE: More words of wisdom from drum pioneer Roy Haynes about drum pioneer Papa Jo Jones. Roy Haynes: “Young drummers who never got to see Papa Jo play missed the treat of their lives. “Jo Jones had a feeling … Continue reading

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Papa Jo Jones – To Become a Good Jazz Musician

SKF NOTE: Words of Papa Jo Jones wisdom I highlighted in my copy of Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones. Timeless. In my experience it’s easy to lose track of the spiritual piece of drumming/music, while lost … Continue reading

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Papa Jo – Shadow Wilson was the Greatest Natural Drummer

SKF NOTE – I’m reading, and enjoying, Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones, edited by Paul Devlin from taped interviews by Albert Murray. About halfway through the book I have come across a number of gems from … Continue reading

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Papa Jo Jones with Louis Armstrong

SKF NOTE: Papa Jo Jones here in the drum chair once held by his friend Big Sid Catlett. Papa Jo is always fun to watch because there’s always something drummers can learn from him.

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Roy Haynes: Still Standing Tall

SKF NOTE: Thank you Fox 5 in New York for this uplifting story on Roy Haynes. Also, thank you Shawn Martin from The Great Drummers Facebook page for bringing this video to my attention. A one-of-a-kind man and drummer. It’s … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson: Innovator vs Innovative

SKF NOTE: In 1985, Alan Dawson invited me to his Massachusetts home for this interview, part of which was included in Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary issue January 1986. As time allows I am converting portions of the Mr. Dawson’s interview … Continue reading

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Grady Tate’s Drum Lesson from Papa Jo Jones

SKF NOTE: Count me among the listeners blown away by Grady Tate’s drumming with Stan Getz on the Sweet Rain album (1967). Chick Corea (piano), and Ron Carter (bass) make up the rest of that Getz quartet. Clean, musical, swinging … Continue reading

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