Philly Joe Jones – One For Joe (Drum Solo Transcription)

Sounds from Rikers Island (Audio Fidelity, 1963) is an album by jazz pianist and composer Elmo Hope. It features Hope on piano, Lawrence Jackson on trumpet, Freddie Douglas on saxophones, John Gilmore on tenor, Ronnie Boykins on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, Earl Coleman and Marcelle Daniels on vocals. The track listing is comprised … More Philly Joe Jones – One For Joe (Drum Solo Transcription)

Philly Joe with Art Pepper (Drum Transcription)

For jazz lovers this month I’ll share two transcriptions from the work of Philly Joe Jones with two great jazz musicians… Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section (Contemporary/Original Jazz Classics, 1957) is a legendary album, despite the physical shape and possible exaggerations Art Pepper created his milestone, with the support of Miles Davis’ rhythm section. Personnel … More Philly Joe with Art Pepper (Drum Transcription)

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. … More Philly Joe Jones – Sid’s Ahead – Drum Transcription

Philly Joe Jones – Ah-Leu-Cha – Drum Transcription

Here’s the transcription of the drum breaks played by Philly Joe Jones on the tune “Ah-Leu-Cha.” The tune is a rhythm changes written by Charlie Parker in 1948. In the Miles Davis version from the classic album ‘Round About Midnight (1957), Philly Joe plays some interesting drum breaks in the head. … More Philly Joe Jones – Ah-Leu-Cha – Drum Transcription