Originally Posted by jazzgregg
Most people who know Philly's stuff know this, it's pretty obvious. Philly was the 'poster boy' for how you can make rudiments musical!
Very cool about your teacher studying with PJJ.
That's very true, you can hear it in his solo ideas. When I took a lesson with Steve Rucker from UM we talked about trading 2s, 4s and phrases like this, the first person he mentioned was Joe Jones and his ideas from Milestones. When I bought this album I was sold that his playing was extreamly innovative for his time in playing. His playing has inpsired me greatly when it comes to soloing and just grooving with a group. I enjoy his playing. his touch and especially his incredible abilities with brushes. I too am suprised that this thread was not made long ago.