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The Essential Jo Jones
Jo Jones
The Essential Jo Jones
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop


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All Artists: Jo Jones
Title: The Essential Jo Jones
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 4/7/1995
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015707000123

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A brilliant percussionist sadly unknown and unappreciated.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jo Jones headed the rhythm section of Count Basie's Big Band for 10 years. Sadly, there are only two CD's available that contain his work independant of Basie's big band. They are both outstanding pieces of work. Jo Jones was truly an unsung master of the Brushes. There is a clear dichotomy between his drumming style and the styles of more famoud drummers such as Rich and Krupa. Jones is much more subtle, it provides for a different but just as enjoyable listening experieice from the driven beat provided by Krupa or Rich. This album is highly reccomended for anyone that likes Jazz."
Some GREAT old jazz... | Georgia | 12/06/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was one of my dad's favorite albums when I was growing up. It has lost none of it's appeal and the music sounds as wonderful today as it did when I first heard it. Little Susie and Spider Kelly's Blues are my personal favorites with the amazing Ray Bryant on piano. The Essential Jo Jones is exactly what it says...essential for a jazz collection."