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Jo Jones (1911–1989)

Jo Jones

in Drumminʼ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Swing Years

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157628
eISBN:
9780199849468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157628.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jo Jones was slick. A handsome man with a highly expressive face and communicative eyes, he had “the look of a matinee idol”, particularly in the early years with the Basie band. Lean, lithe, an ... More


Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones

Papa Jo Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673001
eISBN:
9781452947419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673001.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book presents Papa Jo Jones’s (Jonathan David Samuel Jones) inimitable life and opinions, as originally told to the prominent jazz historian and novelist Albert Murray and now transcribed, ... More


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