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Philly Joe Jones with Miles Davis in the hard-bop period


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from the song Ah Leu Cha, recorded by Philly Joe Jones with the Miles Davis quintet.


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Introduction to the drum lesson: Philly Joe Jones drum solo

American drummer Philly Joe Jones is rated as one of the great jazz masters.
His style has especially characterized the hard-bop period in the 50's.
Born in Philadelphia in 1923, he became known as Philly Joe Jones for not being confused with Jo Jones, Count Basie Orchestra's drummer at that time. From 1950 to 1958 he was a member of Miles Davis' quintet, one of the most important groups in jazz history. Philly Joe Jones has also played with Bill Evans and was a founding member of band Dameronia in 1981.
The transcription in the drum sheet, taken from Miles Davis' album
"Round About Midnight" (1955), is the drums chart of the intro and the finale of Ah-Leu-Cha, with the various Philly Joe Jones' drum breaks.
In the basic pattern measures the hi-hat and cymbals straight parts are omitted.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Philly Joe Jones is a part of the published advanced drum lessons.
The advanced drum lessons are directed to the drummer who has some experience, who knows the percussion instruments, musical theory and basic drum techniques and wishes to improve his knowledge and his skills. In this part of the method for drums you'll find some exercises to improve the techniques you have learnt in the basic lessons, a deeper knowledge about different rhythms, and some studies about style and technique of some great drummers, from past and present times.
Reading the drum sheet music and the transcriptions in some of the following lessons requires a good knowledge of musical writing; even experienced drummers can find something new to learn in these pages.

Topics in the advanced drum lessons and in the online drum lessons' published drum sheet music are: Snare drum studies, Advanced drum beats and Drum solo transcriptions, with transcriptions of drum solos by Michael Bland, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Dave Weckl, Tony Williams.