Sunday, September 30, 2012

Groove o' the day: Philly Joe with Hank Mobley

The 50's were apparently also the heyday of the quasi-Afro feel— all of the hard bop guys seem to have had their own way of making it. This one is by Philly Joe Jones, on the tune East of Brooklyn, from Hank Mobley's Blue Note album Poppin':

Writing it this way makes it clearer that the hihat is on 2 and 4:

This isn't available on YouTube, so you'll have to either buy the track for $1.99, or get the entire record, along with two others, for $10 at the link above. Maybe it's available on iTunes.

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