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Philly Joe Jones

Miles Davis was the only group I gave up New York to go out with. That was in ’54, and it was my greatest experience in the music business.I don’t think I’ll ever be associated with four people like Miles,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2020

The Charleston

The Root Rhythm of Jazz and Beyond The Charleston was a popular dance rhythm during the 1920s that got its name from the popular composition of the same name by pianist/composer James P. Johnson. The syncopated Charleston rhythm is one…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2020

The 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time

Whose playing endures through the decades? Whose music do we reach for when we want new ideas? When we want to practice? When we want to laugh? Who inspires and delights us most? TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN…

Entries written by Adam Budofsky, Michael Dawson, and Michael Parillo
Feb 1, 2018

Bebop Syncopation

In this lesson we’ll build on the concepts we explored in the April 2017 issue by taking a look at the drumming style of jazz legend Philly Joe Jones and applying his ideas to Ted Reed’s seminal book Syncopation. We’ll…

Article by Mike Alfieri | Photo by Saulmon C. Addison
Dec 28, 2017

Jazz Drummers Workshop - Studies in Style: Part 1

Philly Joe Jones The “perfect combination of Blakey’s unquenchable fire, Catlett’s melodiousness, and Roach’s subtlety”—such is MD‘s description of Philly Joe Jones. Joe was all of the above, and more, on the 1958 album, Milestones, with Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley,…

by Howard I. Joines
Oct 19, 2017

Philly Joe Jones

In the early '50s, Tony Scott hired a young drummer from Philadelphia named Joe Jones. To avoid confusion with Count Basie's famous drummer (Jo Jones), Scott would introduce his drummer by saying, "This is the Joe Jones from Philly." TO…

by Rick Mattingly
Jun 19, 2017

June 2011 - Volume 35 • Number 6

Josh Freese, Phil Collins, Philly Joe Jones, Brian Tichy, Floyd Sneed, John Von Ohlen, Lenny White, Danny Seraphine, Robert Sweet, Kevin Crabb, Troy Zeigler, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Marco Giovino TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2011

May 2008 - Volume 32 • Number 5

Tomas Haake, Stan Lynch, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Jeff Sipe, The Blue Man Group, Han Bennick, Homer Steinweiss, Jimmy Carl Black, Ben Gillies, Sean O’Shea, Jens Hannemann, Kenny Aronoff, Jojo Mayer, Johnny Rabb TO READ THE FULL…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2008

March 2003 - Volume 27 • Number 3

Josh Freese, Ben Perowsky, Marcus Baylor, Dave Grohl, Phil Collins, John Mahon, Jim Keltner, H. Benjamin Schuman, Rickey Shelton, Philly Joe Jones, Fab Moretti, Jimmy DeGrasso, Ralph Hardimon, Mark Schulman TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99…

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 2003

December 2002 - Volume 26 • Number 12

Dennis Chambers, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Pat Wilson, Terry Bozzio, Cyrus Bolooki, Philly Joe Jones, Brian Levy, Barrett Martin, Brendan Canty, Mickey Hart, John Carlarco, Chris Hesse, Bill Stewart, David Garibaldi, Russ McKinnon, Shawn Pelton TO READ THE FULL STORY:…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 2002

July 2001 - Volume 25 • Number 7

Joey Kramer, Carter Beauford, John McEntire, Brady Blade, Mike Cosgrove, Rick Shelton, Donna C, James O’Connor, Peter Schmidlin, Philly Joe Jones, Ringo Starr, Brad Wilk, Akira Jimbo, John Riley TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2001

January 2001 - Volume 25 • Number 1

Tré Cool, Wuv, Nicko McBrain, Dave Krusen, Phil Ehart, Trey Gray, Steve Gadd, Joe Morello, Rod Morgenstein, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mel Lewis, Roy Burns, Mark Parsons, Rick Van Horn, Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Tito Puente, Alan Dawson,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2001

October 1998 - Volume 22 • Number 10

Harvey Mason, Barrett Miller, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Will Kennedy,  Eddie Bayers, Carey, Jo Jo Mayer, Jeff Hamilton, Glen Velez, Philly Joe Jones, Pete Sandoval, Dan Rieser, Kenny Aronoff, Harvey Sorgen , Ian Wallace, Petur Smith, Billy Lee Lewis, Rod…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 1998

April 1986 - Volume 10 • Number 4

Ed Shaughnessy, Don Baldwin, Ted McKenna, Ray McKinley, Alan White, John Stacey, Pete Magadini, Philly Joe Jones, Jerome Cooper, Cliff Leeman, Billy Amendola, Louie Bellson, Steve Smith, Alan Gratzer, Gerry Brown TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 1986

January 1986 - Volume 10 • Number 1

Louie Bellson, Alan Dawson, Sly Dunbar, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Danny Gottlieb, Omar Hakim, Larrie Londin, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Andy Newmark, Jimmy Bralower, Jules Moss, Bill Bruford, Gil Moore, Carl Palmer, John Bonham, Karen Carpenter, Nick Ceroli, Papa Jo…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 1986