Tag Archives: Philly Joe Jones

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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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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