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Jo Jones

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 16 Jul 2011 16:00

Music Played

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jo Jones Trio

    Cubano Chant

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

    • The Essential Jo Jones.
    • Vanguard.
    • 101/2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jo Jones

    Sonny Greer

    Composer: None Performers: Jo Jones talking and demonstrating.

    • The Drums.
    • Jazz Odyssey Series.
    • 03.
  • 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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