The Jazz Show Episode October 7, 2013

Broadcast on 07-Oct-2013

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Jonathan "Jo" Jones:"The Jo Jones Special Septet"
Intro and into 1st set. Extro and PSA's etc. and into set 2.Extro and PSAs and set 3.Extro and PSAs and announcements and set-up for The Jazz Feature Extro and Show promo and sign off.
Even though he had been first and foremost as one of the world's finest Jazz drummers since 1934, Jo Jones didn't make his first recording under his own name until this date in August 1955. Tonight The Jazz Show celebrates what would have been Jo's 102nd Birthday. Jo or as he was known later in life as "Papa Jo" died at age 73 on September 3,1985. He was really the forerunner of Modern Jazz drumming.He did away with the "four on the floor" reliance on the bass drum and used the hi-hat cymbal (operated with the foot) to keep time and also the large "ride" cymbal and it gave the rhythm section room to breathe and be dynamic rather than just pound out a beat. This is a fine date with all of Jo's favorites including the great Lucky Thompson on tenor saxophone, trombonist Bennie Green...both modernists rooted in deep swing. Underrated trumpeter Emmett Berry is on board. The rhythm section is unbeatable...Freddie Green on guitar, Walter Page on bass, Nat Pierce on piano and of course Jo Jones on drums. Count Basie replaces Nat Pierce on the two wonderful takes of the old standard "Shoe Shine Boy". The Jo Jones Special Septet garnered some of the highest ratings when it was released in 1955 and it is still a classic today. Happy 102nd Birthday Papa Jo!

Track Listing:

Bye Bye Blackbird
Miles Davis · Friday Night
I Thought About You
Miles Davis · Friday Night
Neo
Miles Davis · Friday Night
Walkin'
Miles Davis · Friday Night
Cubano Chant
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones Trio
Splittin'
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones Trio
Old Man River
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones trio
The Slow Blues
Jazz At The Philharmonic · The J.A.T.P All-Stars
Zoltan
Larry Young · Unity
Ritha
Larry Young · Into Somethin'
Backup.
Larry Young · Into Somethin'
Shoe Shine Boy(Take 1)
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones Special Septet
Lover Man
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones Special Septet
Georgia Mae
Jo Jones · The jo Jones Special Septet
Caravan
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones Special Septet
Lincoln Heights
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones Special Septet
Embraceable You
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones Special Septet
Shoe Shine Boy (Take 2)
Jo Jones · The Jo Jones Special Septet
The Golden Striker
The Modern Jazz Quartet · The MJQ
A Night in Tunisia
The Modern Jazz Quartet · The MJQ
Bags' Groove.
The Modern Jazz Quartet · The MJQ