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Old 06-16-2012, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

For years I've heard about something called the "Philly lick." Miles Davis mentions it in his autobiography, he even claims that he invented it and passed it on to Philly Joe Jones. He says that Jones made a lot of money playing that lick.

Of course, a lot of what Miles Davis said in his later years was preposterous rubbish.

But what's the damn lick? As near as I can gather, what it means is playing side stick on the four. But there were drummers doing that before Philly Joe Jones did it.

So, once and for all, can someone tell me exactly what the Philly lick is?

Personally I don't think there's any such thing.
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