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Jo Jones

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: October 7, 1911 | Died: 1985    

Papa Jo Jones was the drum anchor in the famous All American Rhythm Section by way of his work with Count Basie's band. Jones redefined the concept of a drummer. He lightened up on the four-beats-to-the-bar standard of bass drum playing, was possibly the first to use the ride cymbal as the main timekeeping accessory, and did all with a graceful and light touch. In the history of jazz, Jo Jones was one of the most outstanding drummers, full of sensitivity and style, in addition to an absolutely perfect drumming technique, he really knew, as very few other jazz musicians do, the history of his music....
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Source: James Nadal

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    The Everest Years


    2005
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    Our Man, Papa Jo!

    Vanguard Jazz Showcase
    1983
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    Papa Jo And His Friends

    Vanguard Jazz Showcase
    1978
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    The Essential Jo Jones

    Vanguard Jazz Showcase
    1977
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    Jo Jones Special

    Vanguard Jazz Showcase
    1955
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    Caravan

    Vanguard Jazz Showcase
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