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Philly Joe Jones Drum Transcription: "Got to Take Another Chance"

Another great Philly Joe Jones transcription, this time from his own composition "Got to Take Another Chance."  You can download the transcription here:

Drum Transcription: A six-page in-depth drum transcription of everything Philly Joe Jones plays on his own composition, Got to Take Another Chance.
-- eight-bar drum set-up
-- everything Philly Joe plays through the in head, with the melody shown above
-- first 8 bars of setup into Walter Davis Jr.'s piano solo
-- one chorus (32 bar) unaccompanied drum solo
-- everything Philly Joe plays on the out head, with melody shown above<

Description:  The recording, "Philly Joe's Beat," displays some of Philly Joe's finest work as a bandleader. This is the first transcription of Philly Joe Jones on jazzleadsheets.com where he is featured on his own composition. Many of the legendary drummers recorded often as sidemen, but when it was time to lead their own band in a recording date, they needed to somehow elevate or distinguish their playing. Not by overplaying or playing louder, but by playing like the man in charge. Pay close attention to how Philly Joe sets up the quintet throughout this song. His drum solo features some of his most characteristic stickings and phrases.

In a serendipitous coincidence, "Philly Joe's Beat" was recorded on Victor Lewis' (another master drummer) tenth birthday.