Philly Joe Jones – Sid’s Ahead – Drum Transcription

Here’s the trading 4’s played by Philly Joe Jones on the tune “Sid’s Ahead” by Miles Davis, from the classic album Milestones (1958). On this tune Davis plays both trumpet and piano, it was also the last time that the rhythm section (Philly Joe Jones, Red Garland, and Paul Chambers) played with Davis on a record.

The tune is an original composition written by Miles Davis in a form of 12-bars blues and the name of the tune is Miles tribute to New York City disc jockey Symphony Sid Torin.

The trading 4’s played by Philly Joe Jones are very clean, accessible, and fun to play. He plays 3 choruses of trading 4’s and in the last, he plays the last eight bars of the form, going back to the head.


philly joe jones sids ahead drum trading fours

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