Here’s another Philly Joe Jones drum lick. I transcribed the trading 4’s played by Philly Joe on the tune Sid’s Ahead by Miles Davis from the classic album Milestones. On this Davis plays both trumpet and piano!, it was also the last time that the rhythm section (Philly Joe Jones, Red Garland, and Paul Chambers) has played with Davis on a record.
The tune is an original composition written by Miles Davis in a form of 12-bars blues and the name of the tune is Miles tribute to New York City disc jockey Symphony Sid Torin.
The trading 4’s played by Philly Joe are very clean, accessible and fun to play, he played 3 chorus of trading 4’s and in the last chorus he plays the last eight bars and goes back to the head.