Philly Joe Jones
1940 to 1990
July 15, 1923 in Philadelphia
August 30, 1985
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
US jazz drummer
Joseph Rudolph (Philly Joe) Jones (July 15, 1923 - August 30, 1985) was a Philadelphia-born United States jazz drummer. The name "Philly Joe" was used to avoid confusion with Jo Jones, the drummer from the Count Basie Orchestra, who became known as "Papa Jo Jones". In 1947 he became the house drummer at Café Society in New York City, where he played with the leading bebop players of the day. The most important influence on Jones among them was Tadd Dameron.
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