Philly Joe Jones – May 1961

Philly Joe Jones plays the drums during a rehearsal for Donald Byrd's Catwalk album 1961

Philly Joe Jones plays the drums during a rehearsal for

Donald Byrd’s Catwalk album 1961

Photo Francis Wolff

Donald Byrd – The Cat Walk – 1961

Bobby Timmons and Philly Joe Jones Sep 1957

Bobby Timmons and Philly Joe Jones

Pianist Bobby Timmons and drummer Philly Joe Jones during the recording session for Lee Morgan’s The Cooker album 1957

PHOTO Francis Wolff

The trumpeter, then just 19, teams up with baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones for a particularly strong set that is highlighted by a lengthy and fiery “Night in Tunisia,” “Lover Man” and a rapid rendition of “Just One of Those Things.” Morgan plays remarkably well for his age (already ranking just below Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis), making this an essential acquisition

Sonny Clark and Philly Joe Jones – January 1958

Sonny Clark

Sonny Clark and Philly Joe Jones during rehearsal for Clark’s Cool Struttin’ session, NYC, January 5 1958

PHOTO Francis Wolff

Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’ – 1958

Philly Joe Jones, 1961

Jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones plays during the recording session for

Dexter Gordon’s Dexter Calling album on Blue Note Records 1961

Photo Francis Wolff

Dexter Gordon – Dexter Calling (1961)