Tag Archives: Philly Joe Jones

Miles Davis on Philly Joe Jones

SKF NOTE: Nat Hentoff‘s “Jazz Is” was a Christmas present to me from my sister, Maribeth, in 1978. Her inscription says, “Hope you don’t already have this. I can’t wait ’til you’re on the pages of a book like this. … Continue reading

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Max Roach and Steve Gadd

SKF NOTE: Yesterday I remembered an early 1980s phone conversation I had with Max Roach. I couldn’t remember why Mr. Roach and I had the conversation. But this morning I can fill in the blanks. I was still Modern Drummer’s … Continue reading

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Start with Curiosity

SKF NOTE: The first time a kid with the desire to learn picks up a pair of drumsticks and starts playing the most basic rhythm, he or she has the opportunity to learn from all other drummers present and past. … Continue reading

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Philly Joe Jones: Nobody Plays Like That

SKF NOTE: Just when I least expected it, up pops Benny Golson & The Philadelphians on Amazon’s $5.00 jazz album list with superb Philly Joe Jones drumming throughout. I’m posting Stablemates from the album as an example. Listen to Philly … Continue reading

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A Favorite Photo of Philly Joe Jones

SKF NOTE: A favorite photo of Philly Joe Jones. I found this in the CD booklet with Sonny Clark’s Sonny Clark Trio album on Blue Note Records. If you have not heard this CD — it’s a wonderful piano trio: … Continue reading

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Philly Joe: Apex of Hard Bop with 3 Drums, 1 Cymbal

SKF NOTE: Somewhere there’s a Tony Williams quote about Miles Davis‘s Milestones being at the apex of hard bop albums. It is a great album: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. The … Continue reading

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Papa Jo, Philly Joe, Max, Art, and Randy Weston

SKF NOTE: This uncredited photo was in the September 1973 Jazz Magazine, a French magazine. I’m not sure if it is the same French Jazz Magazine online today. From left to right in the photo: Unidentified laughing man in dashiki; Papa … Continue reading

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