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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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Keith Richards: The Beat Should Shift, Fly, and Move

SKF NOTE: A couple of useful thoughts on drummers and rhythm from one of the world’s renowned rhythm guitarists. rollingstone.com Keith Richards on Getting Busted, Zeppelin and Stones’ Future “God knows what laboratory made it, but it’s a kind of … Continue reading

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Tony Williams: Why I Play the Way I Do

SKF NOTE: This segment is from a good interview by Vernon Gibbs called, Tony Williams: Report On A Musical Lifetime, in the January 29, 1976 Down Beat. I am unable to find the full interview online. Vernon Gibbs: What was … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker: “Philly” Joe Jones said, “Man, You Tell a Story”

SKF NOTE: A snippet from Jim Clash’s four-part interview with Ginger Baker for Forbes magazine. JUN 16, 2015 @ 9:52 PM Cream Drummer Ginger Baker’s Early Influences, How He Kicked Heroin Habit Jim Clash CONTRIBUTOR Jim Clash: You are a … Continue reading

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