Originally Posted by con struct
For years I've heard about something called the "Philly lick." Miles Davis mentions it in his autobiography.
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.
I always thought the "Philly lick" was the cross sick on the 4 ...like a back beat
you hear many Miles drummers use this after Joe Jones
Jimmy Cobb says Miles insisted on it.....I have a MD article somewhere ...where Cobb talks about this...Ill try to dig it up ...its in one of the boxes full of MD in my moms basement