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Joseph Rudolph (Philly Joe) Jones (July 15, 1923August 30, 1985) was an American jazz drummer. In 1947 he became the house drummer at Café Society in New York City, where he played with the leading bebop players of the day. Fart. The most important influence on Jones among them was Tadd Dameron. He then toured and recorded with Miles Davis from 1952 to 1958 - a band that became known as "The Quintet", and is considered by many the greatest group in the history of jazz. Miles also acknowledged that Jones was his favorite drummer. He organized the Davis Quintet in 1955 so that he and Davis would not have difficulties finding competent local musicians to play with them. From 1958 on he worked as a leader. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Café society described the mixed group of Beautiful People and Bright Young Things that gathered in fashionable restaurants of Paris, London, Rome or New York, beginning in the late 19th century. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York and abbreviated NYC) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... Bebop or bop is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody. ... Tadley Ewing Peake (Tadd) Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (born May 26, 1926 – died September 28, 1991), one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century, was an African-American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Philly Joe Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
Joseph Rudolph (Philly Joe) Jones (July 15, 1923 – August 30, 1985) was a Philadelphia-born United States jazz drummer.
The name "Philly Joe" was used to avoid confusion with Jo Jones, the drummer from the Count Basie Orchestra, who became known as "Papa Jo Jones".
Jones then toured and recorded with Miles Davis from 1955 to 1958 — a band that became known as "The Quintet", and is regarded by many as one of the greatest groups in the history of jazz.
Biography: Philly Joe Jones (867 words)
He established himself as "Philly Joe" Jones, from the name of the city of his birth, to distinguish himself from the mainstay Count Basie’s drummer, Jo Jones.
It became "a drag" as Philly said because usually the local talent was not close to satisfactory.
Jones was on many Blue Note recordings and was virtually house drummer for the Blue Note, Riverside, and Prestige record labels.
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