Showcase (Philly Joe Jones album)

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Showcase
Showcase (Philly Joe Jones album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1959
RecordedNovember 17 & 18, 1959
New York City
GenreJazz
Length38:02
LabelRiverside
RLP 12-313
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Philly Joe Jones chronology
Drums Around the World
(1959)
Showcase
(1959)
Philly Joe's Beat
(1960)

Showcase is the third album led by American jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones which was recorded in 1959 for the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review called it "a particularly interesting hard bop-oriented set... well-conceived, diverse, and recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Philly Joe Jones except as indicated

  1. "Battery Blues" (Julian Priester) - 4:06
  2. "Minor Mode" (Bill Barron) - 4:26
  3. "Gwen" - 3:57
  4. "Joe's Debut" - 5:35
  5. "Gone" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 4:42
  6. "Joe's Delight" - 3:50
  7. "Julia" (Priester) - 3:26
  8. "I'll Never Be The Same" (Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli) - 3:58
  9. "Interpretation" (Barron) - 4:02
  • Recorded in New York City on November 17 (tracks 1, 4 & 6-8) and November 18 (tracks 2, 3, 5 & 9), 1959.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philly Joe Jones discography accessed November 2, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 2, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 114. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.