Harold Jones: The Singer's Drummer

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AuthorHouse, Nov 4, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 314 pages
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“The Singer’s Drummer” chronicles the music and times of Harold Jones, a world class musician whose career spans the last five decades of jazz and big band swing music. This book highlights Jones’ career as he evolved into the drummer of choice for some of our most popular vocal legends. But it is about much more than that. It also gives us an entertaining insight into life on the road and is filled with Harold’s insightful, sometimes humorous, anecdotes and musings about the famous sidemen, legendary jazz musicians and vocal headliners he has known; featuring more than 100 photos of his renowned friends. Read “The Singer’s Drummer” and learn why Paul Winter called Harold the “Michael Jordan of young jazz drummers in Chicago.” Read why Harold became acknowledged as “Count Basie’s favorite drummer.” And why Tony Bennett says “This book is a knockout! I am happy that someone is finally putting together a history of what really happens on the road!”
 

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Contents

Introduction by Joe Agro
1
Back Home Again in Indiana 1940 1957
5
Chapter 1 Harold in the Beginning
7
Chapter 2 Getting Around
23
Chapter 3 Swinging In Chicago
33
Chapter 4 Really Swinging with Basie
71
Chapter 5 Swinging Out West
109
Chapter 6 The Unforgettable Ladies
123
Chapter 10 Swinging by the Golden Gate
175
Chapter 11 Touring with Tony Bennett
187
Chapter 12
203
Chapter 13 Reminiscing and Random Thoughts
213
Chapter 14 Harold Jones Workshop
237
Chapter 15 Harold Jones Up To Now
247
Chapter 16 The Rewards
267
Index People Places and Events
279

Chapter 7 The Great Male Artists
151
Chapter 8 Harold Meets His Lady Denise
161
Chapter 9 The Gene Harris Superband
165
About the Authors
292
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