Miles Davis and Philly Joe Jones at Peacock Alley - St. Louis, 1956. Photograph by Bernie Thrasher. © “Cactus” Charlie Menees Collection, Department of Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri – Kansas City. (source)
Born on this day: Hank Mobley (Philly Joe Jones is in the background)
Photo by Laird Scott. See more photos from this set at Laird’s flickr page here.
Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness
with Red Garland, Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers and John Coltrane.
Freddie Hubbard - Goin’ Up
Sidemen are Hank Mobley, McCoy Tyner, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.
Percy Heath, Elmo Hope and Philly Joe Jones during the Elmo Hope Trio session, Hackensack NJ, June 18 1953
Lee Morgan was just 19 when he recorded The Cooker. Joining him up front is Pepper Adams. Their take on the Gillespie standard, Night in Tunisia is the stuff of legend. It starts off a bit slow, but Morgan’s energetic solo picks things up a little over a minute and a half into the song. Adams’ blistering baritone sax comes roaring in after Morgan’s fiery solo.
This is a great album to have, not just for the young Lee Morgan, but also for the brilliant performance by Pepper Adams.
The Elmo Hope Sextet - Informal Jazz
An album that more people need to get familiar with. Hope’s sidemen are John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Philly Joe Jones, and a 21 year old Paul Chambers.