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Jo Jones

dr, 1911-1985 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Jonathan David Samuel Jones

Jo Jones (born October 7, 1911, Chicago, Illinois, USA - died September 3 1985, New York City, New York, USA) was an American jazz drummer. He was sometimes known as Papa Jo Jones to distinguish him from younger drummer "Philly" Joe Jones.

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Plays With
2nd George Barnes Quartet
Benny Carter And His Orchestra
Benny Goodman Sextet
Bill Doggett Trio
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra
Buck Clayton And His Orchestra
Coleman Hawkins Quartet
Coleman Hawkins Septet
Count Basie And His All-American Rhythm Section
Count Basie And His Kansas City Five
Count Basie And The Kansas City Seven
Count Basie Orchestra
Count Basie Sextet
Count Basie, His Instrumentalists And Rhythm
Elmer Snowden Sextet
George Wein's Storyville Band
Glenn Hardman And His Hammond Five
Harry James And His Orchestra
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra
Jack Teagarden Band
Jack Teagarden's Dixieland Band
Jimmy Rushing And His Orchestra
Jo Jones Sextet
Joe Bushkin Quartet
Jones-Smith Incorporated
Kansas City Six
Lester Young And His Orchestra
Lester Young Quartet
Mal Waldron's All Stars
Marlowe Morris Quintet
Mel Powell & His All-Stars
Mildred Bailey And Her Orchestra
Paul Quinichette Quartet
Red Norvo Combo
Roy Eldridge & His Central Plaza Dixielanders
Ruby Braff All-Stars
Ruby Braff And His Big City Six
Ruby Braff Sextet
Sims-Brookmeyer Quintet
Sir Charles Thompson Quartet
Sonny Stitt Band
Sonny Stitt Quartet
Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra
Teddy Wilson Quartet
The Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble
The Buck Clayton Septet
The Count Basie Quartet
The Count Basie Trio
The Jazz Giants '56
The Jimmy Rushing All Stars
The Jo Jones Group
The Jo Jones Trio
The Jones Boys
The Lester Young-Teddy Wilson Quartet
The Milt Buckner Trio
The Nat Pierce Orchestra
The Oscar Pettiford Quartet
The Prestige All Stars
The Uptown Swing All Stars
Timme Rosenkrantz And His Barrelhouse Barons
Al Jazzbo Collins
Buck Clayton Quartet
Benny Goodman Combos
Sue & Ralph Sharon
Sir Charles Thompson Trio
Serge Chaloff And The Herd Men
Chicago All Stars
Uptown All Stars
Jo Jones Band
The Cass Harrison Trio
The Jo Jones Sextet
The Ben Webster-Teddy Wilson Quartet

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The Lion And The TigerWillie "The Lion" Smith, Jo Jones2018Compil.
Complete Studio RecordingsTeddy Wilson Trio With Jo Jones2013Compil.
The Jo Jones Special + Vamp Till ReadyJo Jones2010Compil.
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges Side By SideDuke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Jo Jones, Ben Webster2010Compil.
Complete RecordingsTeddy Wilson Trio With Jo Jones2007Compil.
Lester YoungLester Young Featuring John Lewis, Buddy Rich, Jo Jones, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Gene Ramey2007Compil.
Buck And Jo - Panassié Sessions Volume 1Milt Buckner & Jo Jones2007Album
The Everest YearsJo Jones2005Compil.
SmilesJo Jones2004Album
Block Chords ParadeMilt Buckner, Major Holley, Jo Jones2002Album
Poor ButterflyJoe Turner, Slam Stewart, Jo Jones2001Album
Key One UpBobby Henderson, Sir Charles Thompson Quartet, Ray Bryant, Jo Jones2000Compil.
Percussion And SwingJo Jones, Milt Hinton1993Album
The Legendary 1956 SessionArt Tatum Trio / Red Callender / Jo Jones1990Album
Poor ButterflyJoe Turner, Slam Stewart, Jo Jones1987Compil.
Slam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner, Wild Bill Davis & Jo JonesSlam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner, Wild Bill Davis & Jo Jones1986Album
Kansas City Six And Five (1938)Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Eddie Durham, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones1979Compil.
Our Man, Papa Jo!Jo Jones1978Album
Papa Jo And His FriendsJo Jones1978Album
The Main ManJo Jones1977Album
The Essential Jo JonesJo Jones1977Compil.
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum, Louis Bellson, Benny Carter, Red Callender, Buddy DeFranco, Bill Douglass, Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Jo Jones, Barney Kessel, Buddy Rich, John Simmons, Alvin Stoller, Ben Webster1975Compil.
The Lion And The TigerWillie "The Lion" Smith, Jo Jones1974Album
Midnight Slows Vol. 4Milt Buckner, Buddy Tate, Jo Jones1974Album
Blues For DianeMilt Buckner & Jo Jones1974Album
The Rotary Club of Minden Presents: Canadian Blues and Jazz FestivalIllinois Jacquet Trio, Illinois Jacquet, Milt Buckner, Jo Jones, Jodie Drake1974Album
Buck And JoMilt Buckner, Jo Jones1974Album
SpecialJo Jones1973Album
Deux Géants Du JazzMilt Buckner – Jo Jones1971Album
Play ChordsThe Milt Buckner Trio, Jo Jones1967Album
Newport RebelsCharles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones1961Album
Percussion And BassJo Jones And Milt Hinton1960Album
Vamp 'Til ReadyJo Jones1960Album
Jo Jones And His OrchestraJo Jones1960Single
Jo Jones Plus TwoJo Jones1959Album
For BasiePaul Quinichette, Shad Collins, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones, Nat Pierce1958Single
Basie ReunionPaul Quinichette / Buck Clayton / Shad Collins / Jack Washington / Freddie Green / Eddie Jones / Jo Jones / Nat Pierce1958Album
At NewportThe Oscar Peterson Trio With Roy Eldridge / Sonny Stitt & Jo Jones1958Album
Giants Of Jazz, Vol. IILester Young, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Freddie Green, Gene Ramey, Jo Jones1957Compil.
The Drums By Jo JonesJo Jones1955Compil.
New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10)Jazz At The Philharmonic featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones1955Album
The Jo Jones SpecialJo Jones1955Album
Dale's WailRoy Eldridge And His Orchestra Featuring Oscar Peterson • Jo Jones1954Album
The Rodgers and Hart Song BookJimmy Jones, Jimmy Raney, George Duvivier, Jo Jones, Joe Puma, Roy Haynes1951Album
The Rodgers and Hart Song BookJimmy Jones, Jimmy Raney, George Duvivier, Jo Jones, Joe Puma, Roy HaynesAlbum
The Jo Jones Special Vol. 1Jo Jones With Guest Artist Count BasieSingle
LiveThe Uptown Swing All Stars, Roy Eldridge, Illinois Jacquet, Milt Buckner, Jimmy Woode, Jo JonesAlbum
CaravanJo JonesAlbum
Block Chords ParadeMilt Buckner Featuring Jo JonesAlbum
The DrumsJo JonesAlbum
The Great Jamboree Jam SessionsDizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Bill Harris, Jo JonesAlbum
1971 LiveMilt Buckner, Slam Stewart, Jo Jones, Big Joe TurnerAlbum
Dixieland U.S.A.Arvell Shaw, Pee Wee Russell, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Bud Freeman, Jo Jones, Lou CarterAlbum
Midnight Slows Vol 5Milt Buckner, Buddy Tate, Jo JonesAlbum
Grande Parade du JazzEarl Hines, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Budd Johnson, Willie Mabon, Milt Buckner, Jo Jones, Tiny Grimes, Buddy Tate, Cozy ColeCompil.
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