Harold Jones, part i 

May 16, 2020 (originally released as a video interview on YouTube) This interview is with Count Basie's favorite drummer, Harold Jones.

American pop and jazz drummer Harold Jones is best known for his tours and recordings with Tony Bennett and for his five years with the Count Basie Orchestra.

In a career spanning six decades, Jones has toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, B.B. King, and Ray Charles. He has also played with major symphony orchestras, including those in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vienna.

 

Harold's book: "Harold Jones: The Singer's Drummer"

https://www.amazon.com/Harold-Jones-Singers-Gil-Jacobs/dp/1463446284

 

[FYI: Harold contacted me a few days later with a fact check from the interview: "The engineer at Lucas Films is Leslie Jones (daughter of Spike Jones) The engineer in L.A. is Al Schmit. That said - I have had a lot of really good engineers. I'm a Lucky Boy!", H.J. 5/16/2020]

 

Photo: Harold Jones and Sean J. Kennedy, Philadelphia's Academy of Music, Friday November 2, 2018

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