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 the rhythm section (Philly Joe Jones, Red Garland, and Paul Chambers) played with Davis on a record.
“Sid’s Ahead” is an original composition written by Miles Davis in a form of 12-bars blues and the name of the tune is Miles Davis’ 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.