Other arrangers and composers, orchestral and not, can be found throughout these histories under the instruments they played.Also important to jazz percussion were Latin musicians on instruments such as maracas, congas, bongos, tumbadoras and timbales. Examples below are a long distance from jazz, until one considers such as James Reese Europe who later transformed his military experience into ragtime and touched (though barely) the hems of early jazz.He also joined Basie that year for the December 9 telecast of 'Sound of Jazz'.In January of 1967 they both participated in John Hammond's 30th 'Spirituals to Swing' concert at Carnegie Hall.Though definitely a swing drummer, and died in 1951 of heart attack at only age 41, Catlett is a perfect musician with whom to begin this history of modern jazz percussion, due to collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie in early bebop as well as experimental pieces like 'Boff Boff' below.Catlett was posthumously elected into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1996.
Lord's disco shows their last titles together per Rushing's albums, 'Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You' and 'Who Was It Sang That Song? Jones is thought to have first recorded with Benny Goodman as members of the Teddy Wilson Orchestra with Clayton and Billie Holiday on January 25 of 1937 for such as 'He Ain't Got Rhythm' and 'This Year's Kisses'.
He joined Walter Page's Blue Devils in the late twenties.
A double bassist, Page would be a major figure in Jones' career into the latter fifties, clearing much the same trail together while backing various enterprises like the Count Basie Orchestra.
For Jones' first recordings we return to April 2, 1931, with Victoria Spivey as a member of Lloyd Hunter's Serenaders (Hunter's only recordings): 'Sensational Mood' and ''Dreaming 'Bout My Man'.
The major boost to Jone's career was Basie with whom he first hooked up in 1934, Basie to form his first orchestra the next year.