"Frog" and Papa Jo
April 28, 2008 9:58 PM Subscribe
posted by ornate insect (15 comments total)
18 users marked this as a favorite
Here's a wonderful, brief clip
of the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster
(wiki) and the great drummer Papa Jo Jones
(wiki). Both men were marvels: here's a little illustration
from 1957 of what made Jones so great, and here's Ben (accompanied by pianist Teddy Wilson
[wiki]) late in life, milking the ballad "Old Folks"
for so much feeling that one literally sees tears running down his face.
But wait, there's more: this 5:00 minute clip
of a 1964 solo by Jones is truly, truly remarkable, and this 6:00 minute clip
of Webster in the UK w/a quartet of local musicians, is really nice.