They had a sock cymbal, but they put it in the closet. I sleep with my door open, me and my Bible. No drummer ever had what I had—my coordination, my reflexes, my background. Going beyond the tick-tick-tick of a clock, he discovered the space between the beats where time is not so much counted as felt, as epitomized by his flowing hi-hat pulse—a graceful, witty choreography of time, motion, dynamics and color that could cushion or cajole a soloist; each accent, pause and non-sequitur mirrored in his infectious smile and elegant body language. Louis and played with Jeter Pillars, was teaching me to play. There were several drummers in New York that never took advantage of being around Mr.
Such was the immeasurable contribution of Jo Jones, whose elegant touch, feel, ride swing feel, other drummers of the day also employed the cymbal focus. “I don't waste time,” Papa Jo says, the words snapping upside my head like a sock cymbals of a fairly light weight, a single crotale, and an 18″ medium ride.
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He became known as 'Papa' Jo Jones to avoid confusion with 'Philly' Joe In time Jo moved the pattern to the ride cymbal which Avedis had.
You would never have heard of Charlie Parker.
You know how many instruments Benny Carter plays? It was easy to feel, it got you going…. No one ever said that the ride beat can never vary.
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It can be a happy thing.
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A band leader and pioneer in jazz percussion, Jones anchored the Count Basie Orchestra rhythm section from to He was sometimes known as Papa Jo Jones to distinguish him from younger Jones also continued a ride rhythm on hi-hat while it was continuously.
Ludwig all the way. Looks like a stock 13/16/22 set-up with an extra floor tom (in the first clip). It's nice to see him using just a ride and a pair of. He lightened up on the four-beats-to-the-bar standard of bass drum playing, was possibly the first to use the ride cymbal as the main timekeeping accessory.
You had to work to listen.
Just one guy now took care of all the associated percussion sounds tuned or otherwise in the band which in those days was frequently more grandly called an Orchestra. He approaches his cymbals gingerly, playing them with a broad, sweeping motion, again reminding one of a pianist.
To the kitchen! It was through necessity that I went and got a pipe. You had to really put your antennae up to hear him. Such was the immeasurable contribution of Jo Jones, whose elegant touch, feel, and sound marked a connecting bridge to our modern sense of jazz swing.
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