I looked for Red,Philly & Ron album, Crossings on Amazon and Qobuz and couldn’t find it.
@curiousjim I came across the "Crossings" album while searching for more recordings that featured Red Garland and Philly Joe Jones.
To my surprise, after the two of them stopped working in the Miles Davis Quartet, they would only record together again just a few times throughout the rest of their careers. Its a shame as they were so "in sync" with each other.
Miles Davis is on record saying that Philly Joe, Red Garland, and Paul Chambers were one of the greatest rhythm sections he ever worked with.
Garland went on to record a lot of albums as a leader but used Art Taylor on drums predominantly after his stint with Miles Davis. Art Taylor was no slouch himself but I prefer philly Joe Jones's comping, solos, and brush playing, as well as his superb sense of keeping time.
Miles is also on record stating that Philly Joe was just as good on the kit as Tony Williams and Elvin Jones.
I'm stating the obvious saying this book is only for drummers but a friend of mine, himself a drummer, mentioned this book to me and the quote I took from the only review on Amazon says a lot about Philly Joe.
I could not find "Crossings" on Spotify either so I ordered the CD on Discogs.
Speaking of A. Farmer, are you familiar with this?
The same group recorded the "Something to Live For" album, dedicated to B. Strayhorn. Here is the title track (the full album is not available in full on Youtube):
That’s quite an endorsement! I’m curious: would you say Philly Joe was as innovative as Williams and Jones, or more of a peer in terms of technique?
That is a quote from Miles Davis. I think Elvin and Tony Williams were more innovators as both of them had unique styles that they innovated first and other drummers follow/copy to this day.
I think Miles was talking about comping and harmonic telepathy as well as keeping time.
When I have time I will elaborate more.
Yes -- this is how I think about them as well.
I'll look forward to hearing more from you on this topic.