What many artists think
about Harold Jones and his drumming!
Harold Jones is one of the finest men I
know. I have reviewed "The Singer's Drummer" and it is a Knock-Out!
I am happy that someone is putting together a history of what really
happens on the road. This is a very creative work. Best of luck with
A great drummer can mean everything to a
band. Harold Jones has really pulled us together.
Harold Jones was Count Basie's favorite
Harold is a master of mind, hands, feet and
touch. His playing is very delicate, like handling the very finest
crystal and china and when he is done, there's no damage.
Harold is one of the best jazz drummers in
When I speak of my "Gentlemen" I am
referring to a select group of super-talented musicians with whom I
have had the good fortune to work. Harold was a treasured member of
my trio in the mid-70's, a class act both as a musician and a man. I
commend him as one of my gentlemen.
Harold always pulled the band back of us
singers. Harold always swings and he is a beautiful, sensitive cat.
Playing with Harold is like taking a warm
bath. All you have to do is lay back and enjoy the swinging feel of
Harold won the Downbeat International Award
as the "Best New Artist and Big Band Drummer" in 1972. He has not
relinquished his title. He is still the best big band drummer in the