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Jo Jones

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 July 2011

In the Count Basie Orchestra from 1936-48, Jo Jones redefined jazz drumming. Percussionist Richard Pite joins Alyn Shipton to select Jones's finest recordings, and to demonstrate some of his innovations in the studio. As well as the Basie band, the programme focuses on Jones's trios and sextets.

Music Played

11 items
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    Count Basie Tickle Toe

    Composer: Young Performers: Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Al Killian, t; Vic Dickenson, Dickie Wells, Dan Minor, tb; Earle Warren, Buddy Tate, Lester Young, Jack Washington, reeds; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d. 19 March 1940.

    Count Basie Story, Proper, Properbox 19

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    Count Basie Bugle Blues

    Composer: Basie Performers: Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Shad Collins, Buck Clayton, t; Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor, tr; Herschel Evans, cl, ts; Earle Warren, Jack Washington, as; Lester Young, ts; Count Basie, p; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

    Jazz Drumming Vol. 2 1937-8, Mauso, 28346

  • Image for Count Basie

    Count Basie Take It Prez

    Composer: Basie/Young Performers: Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Al Killian, t; Vic Dickenson, Dickie Wells, Dan Minor, tb; Earle Warren, Buddy Tate, Lester Young, Jack Washington, reeds; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

    Jazz Drumming Vol 5 1940, Mauso / FMS, 28343

  • Image for Lester Young / Kansas City Five / Six

    Lester Young / Kansas City Five / Six I Know That You Know

    Composer: Caldwell, Youmans Performers: Lester Young, ts, cl; Freddie Green, g; Buck Clayton, t; Eddie Durham, elec-g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

    Kansas City Sessions, Verve / Commodore, 9585

  • Image for Teddy Wilson Trio

    Teddy Wilson Trio Fine and Dandy

    Composer: Swift / Jones Performers: Teddy Wilson, p; A Lucas, b; Jo Jones, d. 13 Sept 1956. Originally out as The Impeccable Mr Wilson.

    Teddy Wilson Trio and Jo Jones: Complete Recordings, Essential Jazz Classics, 55408

  • Image for Jo Jones Septet

    Jo Jones Septet Caravan

    Composer: Tizol/Ellington Performers: Jo Jones, d; Harry 'Sweets' Edison, tp; Lawrence Brown, tb; Jimmy Forrest, ts; Tommy Flanagan, p; Tommy Potter, b.

    Jo Jones Special, As Is, 2869357

  • Image for Jo Jones Trio

    Jo Jones Trio Cubano Chant

    Composer: Bryant Performers: Ray Bryant, p; Tommy Bryant, b; Jo Jones, d.

    The Essential Jo Jones, Vanguard, 101/2

  • Image for Jo Jones Trio

    Jo Jones Trio Jive At Five

    Composer: Edison / Basie Performers: Ray Bryant, p; Tommy Bryant, b; Jo Jones, d. March 1959.

    Jo Jones Trio (Everest), Fresh Sound, 1623

  • Image for Jo Jones Sextet

    Jo Jones Sextet Sandy's Body

    Composer: Jones Performers: Jo Jones, d; Harry 'Sweets' Edison, tp; Bennie Green, tb; Jimmy Forrest, ts; Tommy Flanagan, p; Tommy Potter, b. 1960.

    Jo Jones Trio / Vamp Til Ready, Essential Media Group / Jazz Anthology, SDBR-1099

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    Jo Jones Sonny Greer

    Composer: None Performers: Jo Jones talking and demonstrating.

    The Drums, Jazz Odyssey Series, 03

  • Image for Smith Jones Incorporated

    Smith Jones Incorporated Lady Be Good

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Carl Smith, t; Lester Young, ts; Count Basie p; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d. 9 Nov 1936.

    Count Basie Story, Proper, Properbox 19

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