JO JONES

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Jo Jones shifted the timekeeping role of the drums from the bass drum to the hi-hat cymbal, greatly influencing all swing and bop drummers. Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson were just two who learned from his light but forceful playing, as Jones swung the Count Basie Orchestra with just the right accents and sounds.

After growing up in Alabama, Jones worked as a drummer and tap-dancer with carnival shows. He joined Walter Page's Blue Devils in Oklahoma City in the late '20s. After a period with Lloyd Hunter's band in Nebraska, Jones moved to Kansas City in 1933, joining Count Basie's band the following year. He went with Basie to New York in 1936 and with Count, Freddie Green and Walter Page he formed one of the great rhythm sections. Jones was with the Basie band (other than 1944-46 when he was in the military) until 1948 and in later
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JO JONES The Jo Jones Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jo Jones Special
Swing 1955
JO JONES Jo Jones Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jo Jones Trio
Swing 1958
JO JONES Jo Jones Plus Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jo Jones Plus Two
Post Bop 1959
JO JONES Vamp Til Ready (aka Jo Jones) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vamp Til Ready (aka Jo Jones)
Swing 1960
JO JONES Jo Jones And Milt Hinton ‎: Percussion And Bass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jo Jones And Milt Hinton ‎: Percussion And Bass
Swing 1960
JO JONES Jo Jones, Harry Edison ‎: Smooth Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jo Jones, Harry Edison ‎: Smooth Jazz
Swing 1965
JO JONES The Drums By Jo Jones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Drums By Jo Jones
Jazz Education 1973
JO JONES Caravan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Caravan
Swing 1974
JO JONES The Main Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Main Man
Swing 1977
JO JONES Our Man Papa Jo! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Man Papa Jo!
Swing 1978

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JO JONES Papa Jo And His Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Papa Jo And His Friends
Swing 1978

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JO JONES Jo Jones And Guest Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jo Jones And Guest Stars
Swing 1973
JO JONES The Essential Jo Jones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Jo Jones
Swing 1977
JO JONES The Everest Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Everest Years
Swing 2005
JO JONES Special Septet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Special Septet
Post Bop 2010
JO JONES Sextet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sextet
Swing 2014
JO JONES Drums By Jo Jones Le cours démonstratif sur la batterie jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drums By Jo Jones Le cours démonstratif sur la batterie jazz
Jazz Education 2018

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