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Old 04-04-2006, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Philly Joe Jones

My teacher was a student of Philly Joe's -It's too bad he's not the online type, I'm sure he'd have a ton to add to this.

One thing he told me that some people don't realize is that philly joe was a really heavy rudimental player. He taught my teacher heavily from Wilcoxin's 150 rudimental solos book. They used to practice them on a padded bar-stool.

...but, yeah, one of the all time greats. The other thing I can think of right now that my teacher told me about him is that one of the big ideas behind his playing was that you have to play with conviction -that, above all, you have to "mean what you say." ...I think he even put out a later album as a leader called with that title or something.

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