The Jazz Show Episode October 31, 2016

Drummer "Philly Joe" Jones: "Blues For Dracula"

9:03pm - 12:38am

Tonight's Jazz Feature is our small celebration to Halloween as tonight is October 31st! Joseph Rudolph Jones aka "Philly Joe" a nickname he adopted to distinguish himself from the older Basie drummer Jo Jones. Philly Joe came to national fame as part of Miles Davis' "first great quintet" and became one of the most in-demand sideman and appeared on so many classic recordings in the 50s and 60s and beyond. He recorded some albums under his own name that may not be classics but are damn good! One of them is this date with tenor saxophonist fireball Johnny Griffin, trombonist Julian Priester and cornetist Nat Adderley who shines on this date. Tommy Flanagan is on piano and a young Jimmy Garrison is solid on bass. Four great tunes are featured for the band to stretch out on and the final fifth tune is called "Blues For Dracula". It's a slow blues with Philly Joe's voice overdubbed. Philly Joe does his best Bela Lugosi imitation and the slow blues turns into Blues For Dracula. Serious fun and a small tribute to Halloween. All in all a fine representative recording and a tribute to one of the most influential drummers in Modern Jazz.......Mr. Philly Joe Jones!

Track Listing:

Trick Street
Philly Joe Jones · Blues For Dracula
Philly Joe Jones · Blues For Dracula
Tune Up
Philly Joe Jones · Blues For Dracula
Philly Joe Jones · Blues For Dracula
Blues For Dracula
Philly Joe Jones · Blues For Dracula
'Round Midnight
George Russell · Ezz-thetics
The Chill of Death
Charles Mingus · Let My Children Hear Music
Mingus Revisited
Charles Mingus · Weird Nightmare
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Clifford Brown/Max Roach · At Basin Street
I'll Remember April
Clifford Brown/Max Roach · At Basin Street
Back Door Blues
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson · Back Door Blues
Arriving Soon
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson · Back Door Blues
Flyin' Home
Lionel Hampton · Flyin' Home.
Harlem Nocturne
Illinois Jacquet · Swing's the Thing
Illinos Jacquet · Swing's the Thing
One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie · Basie At Newport.
Booker Ervin · That's It!.
Eerie Dearie
Booker Ervin · The Blues Book.
Stolen Moments
Booker Ervin · Structurally Sound
Deep Night
Booker Ervin · Structurally Sound
Boo's Blues
Booker Ervin · Structurally Sound