Philly Joe Jones, the irrepressible drummer who came to fame with Miles Davis in the mid-1950s, recorded frequently as a leader in his days with Riverside Records. Always able to attract sidemen of the first rank, Jones chose for this 1959 session such artists as Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Blue Mitchell, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, and his section mate from the Davis band, pianist Wynton Kelly. Although there are superb drum solos, they don't predominate and there is plenty of blowing room in the arrangements written by Jones, Benny Golson, and Tadd Dameron. Included are two classics, Dameron's "Philly J.J." and Golson's "Stablemates."
with Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, Wynton Kelly, Curtis Fuller, Sahib Shihab