Friday, 4 September 2009

Philly Joe Jones ”Showcase”

Philly Joe Jones

( LP Riverside Records, 1959 )
Catalog # RLP 12-313
** Also issued on Riverside RLP 1159;
Fantasy OJC 484, OJCCD 484-2

Personnel & Tracklisting:
Blue Mitchell (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Bill Barron (ts)
Pepper Adams (bars) Dolo Coker (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
NYC, November 17, 1959
Battery Blues
I’ll Never Be The Same
Joe’s Delight
Joe’s Debut
Blue Mitchell (tp -1/3) Julian Priester (tb -1/3) Bill Barron (ts -1/3)
Sonny Clark (p -1/3) Jimmy Garrison (b) Philly Joe Jones (d -1/3, p -4)
NYC, November 18, 1959
1. Minor Mode
2. Interpretation
3. Gone, Gone, Gone (Gone)
4. Gwen

This is a particularly interesting hard bop-oriented set led by drummer Philly Joe Jones. Most unusual is “Gwen,” a Jones ballad that has the leader on both piano and (via overdubbing) drums in a trio with bassist Jimmy Garrison. Otherwise, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, trombonist Julian Priester, tenor saxophonist Bill Barron, either Dolo Coker or Sonny Clark on piano, Garrison, and Jones form a sextet that performs modern tunes by Barron, Priester, and Jones, in addition to “I’ll Never Be the Same” and Philly Joe’s feature on “Gone” (based on the Miles Davis/Gil Evans interpretation of “Porgy and Bess”). A well-conceived, diverse, and recommended reissue.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Pier

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