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#Philly Joe Jones

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The Musings of Miles in 1955 was an album that finally began showcasing the future path Miles would take with his groups. The album included Red Garland and Philly Joe Jones, two-thirds of his rhythm section that rounded out the group that went on to be known as the first Great Quintet.
*It should be noted that Miles recorded an album called “Blues Moods” with Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones a month after The Musings of Miles. It was on Mingus’ short lived record label, Debut Records. It was a fairly low key release.*

This record started a very fruitful relationship between Philly Joe and Miles.

atane:

The Musings of Miles in 1955 was an album that finally began showcasing the future path Miles would take with his groups. The album included Red Garland and Philly Joe Jones, two-thirds of his rhythm section that rounded out the group that went on to be known as the first Great Quintet.

*It should be noted that Miles recorded an album called “Blues Moods” with Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones a month after The Musings of Miles. It was on Mingus’ short lived record label, Debut Records. It was a fairly low key release.*

This record started a very fruitful relationship between Philly Joe and Miles.

atane:

Born on this day: Philly Joe Jones
Photo by Francis Wolff

Happy birthday Philly Joe!

atane:

Born on this day: Philly Joe Jones

Photo by Francis Wolff

Happy birthday Philly Joe!

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)

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)

The Miles Davis Quintet - The Great Prestige Recordings

The Miles Davis Quintet - The Great Prestige Recordings

Born on this day: Philly Joe Jones
Photo by Francis Wolff

Born on this day: Philly Joe Jones

Photo by Francis Wolff

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.

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.

Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness

with Red Garland, Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers and John Coltrane.

Born on this day: Philly Joe Jones
Photo by Francis Wolff

Born on this day: Philly Joe Jones

Photo by Francis Wolff

Freddie Hubbard - Goin’ Up

Sidemen are Hank Mobley, McCoy Tyner, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.

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Percy Heath, Elmo Hope and Philly Joe Jones during the Elmo Hope Trio session, Hackensack NJ, June 18 1953

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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.

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.