Milestones: Sep. 16, 1985

DIED. Jo Jones, 73, innovative jazz drummer known as "the man who plays like the wind" for his new lighter, looser rhythms, dynamic shadings, adroit accents and inventive ad libs, who buoyed the Count Basie band from 1935 to '48, toured with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson and led his own small combos, which often included other Basie alumni; of pneumonia; in New York City. He was often confused with "Philly" Joe Jones, 62, drummer for the Miles Davis Quintet in the 1950s and an innovator in the transition from the swing era to the "cool" jazz of...

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