Thursday, March 27, 2014

Solo Transcription - Philly Joe Jones, "Red Pepper Blues"

As promised, some more Philly Joe.  This time "Red Pepper Blues", from the album Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section.  "The Rhythm Section", of course, being Philly Joe, Red Garland, and Paul Chambers, who were Miles' rhythm section at the time.  Jazz folklore claims that the producers didn't tell Art that he was recording with "The Rhythm Section" until the morning of the hit because they thought he would freak out as Pepper not only greatly admired "The Rhythm Section" but also had a terrible drug habit, and supposedly hadn't touched his horn for a few weeks, though this last part is debatable.

Either way, it's an absolutely killer record.  Pick it up if you don't already have it.


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