Drummerworld’s website offers a treasury of videos showing PAPA JO JONES in action—all worth seeing.
You might start with this one: “Papa Jo - 1964”. Other exciting videos with Papa Jo playing with many outstanding jazz artists are here, here, here, here, and here.
There’s also a wonderful video discussing Papa Jo Jones and his book RIFFTIDE: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones :
JOHN HAMMOND and Gilbert Seldes discuss how Hammond served as the catalyst bringing together Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman, the musical spark plug that ignited the Swing era.
Billy Taylor, Piano
Eddie Safranski, Bass
Mundell Lowe, Guitar
Ed Thigpen, Drums
Buck Clayton, Trumpet
Carl ‘Doc’ Severinsen, Trumpet
Carl Pool, Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland, Trombone
Benny Morton, Trombone
Tony Scott, Alto Sax and Clarinet
Sid Cooper, Alto Sax
Ben Webster, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Quinichette, Tenor Saxophone
Yes, that IS Sammy Davis, Jr. on vibes. It’s his show and we have him to thank for having Hartman on the show and thus for giving us this wonderful clip.
There will be some JOHNNY HARTMAN selections on the show this week.
Some of ABBEY LINCOLN’s music is featured on the August 11th show.
Some of Abbey Lincoln’s music will be featured on the August 11th show. In the meantime here is a beautiful performance by Abbey:
The 80th anniversary of tenor saxophonist RICHIE KAMUCA was on July 23rd. This week some of his music can be heard on the KUSP Music Show Player for the July 21st show and on “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be” for July 22nd. Here are a number of good YouTube videos.
On Saturday, July 17th, vocalist JIMMY SCOTT turned 85. An interview with Scott is here. We’ll listen to Scott singing “Day By Day” on the July 21st show.
Here’s a brief except from a documentary called ‘Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew’ recounting a critical point in his career:
Scott singing recently:
July 4th—the traditional birthday of Armstrong—celebrated on this week’s “IN THE GROOVE.”