Tag Archives: Philly Joe Jones

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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Philly Joe Jones on Baby Dodds

“When I was working with Joe Morris opposite George Shearing in the Three Deuces on 52nd St., I went across the street one night to the Onyx. Just casually, you know. And I happened to look at the placards outside … Continue reading

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New Music from Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Philly Joe Jones

SKF NOTE: I thank Mr. Richard Brody for bringing to my attention two CD’s and one bit of news unknown to me: We may yet hear more of Elvin Jones with the classic John Coltrane Quartet, there is unreleased Tony … Continue reading

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