Elvin Jones – Heavy Elvin

This day (May 18, 2004), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Elvin Jones, an American jazz drummer.

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Wikipedia : This day (May 18, 2004), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Elvin Jones, an American jazz drummer.

@Drummerworld : After leaving Miles in 1960, Coltrane was touring in San Francisco with his new group when he flew back to New York to seek out Elvin. Elvin joined one of jazz’ most celebrated alliances in, of all places, Denver, Colorado. Through 1966, Elvin contributed to some of the most controversial, influential, and ultimately important music in jazz.

@allmusic : His dedication to and love of the drums were such that even in the face of health problems he continued to mount the drum stand, occasionally accompanied by an oxygen tank.

@last.fm : Eventually he went on to play with artists such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Wardell Gray. In 1955, after a failed audition for the Benny Goodman band, he found work in New York, joining Charles Mingus’s band, and releasing a record called J is for Jazz.

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Photo : Fred Seibert
Video : Night In Tunisia (1999) . A Love Supreme (1997) . A Different Drummer (1/2) . A Different Drummer (2/2) . w/ Mccoytyner, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter (1982) . The Children/Merry-Go-Round (1973) . John Coltrane Quartet – My Favorite Things (1965) . John Coltrane Quartet With Eric Dolphy – Impressions (1961) .

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