JO JONES – “SMILES” (full album)

This is one of my favorite Papa Jo’s albuns (the others are with his trio on album “Everest Years”, “The Drums” and “Percussion and Bass”).
Here, he plays more freely with some great long drum solos.

Jo Jones (drums)
Milt Buckner (piano on track 7 / organ on tracks 10,11,12,13,14)
Gerry Wiggins (piano on tracks 1 to 6 and 8,9)
Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax on tracks 10,11,12,13,14)
Major Holley (bass on tracks 1 to 9)

Track List:
1. Love Is Just Around The Corner
2. I Cried For You
3. A Wig On The Bold Headed Mountain
4. I Found A New Set Of Drums
5. Dinah
6. In A Little Spanish Town
7. Slide Jimmy Slide
8. The Way You Look Tonight
9. Smiles
10. Caravan
11. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
12. Pennies From Heaven
13. Little Miss Maudlin
14. I Found A New Chapeau

Recording Date:
tracks- 1 to 10: 1974
tracks- 11 to 13: 1969
track- 14: 1975