We Remember Elvin Jones. ‘Heavy Elvin’

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


Digest Tracklist :

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) .

TOP 10

Elvin Jones Top 10 :

Reza . Lady Luck . Raunchy Rita . Village Greene . Sweet Little Maia . Anthropology . Shadowland . The Shell Game . Necessary Evil . Mr. Jones .


Miles Davis‘ Blue Moods is an album recorded on July 9, 1955, together with Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones. >>

Recorded on July 11 & December 27, 1961 and January 3, 1962, Elvin! is an album by Elvin Jones. >>

Recorded on March 26, November 24, December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960, Coltrane Jazz is the sixth studio album by John Coltrane with McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones. >>

Recorded on November 2–3, 1961, Live at the Village Vanguard is the tenth album by John Coltrane with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. >>

Recorded on August 21, 1961, Ready for Freddie is the fourth album by Freddie Hubbard with Bernard McKinney, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Art Davis and Elvin Jones. >>

Matador by Grant Green is an album recorded on May 20 1964 with McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones. >>

East Broadway Run Down by Sonny Rollins is an album recorded on May 9, 1966 with Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. >>

Stan Getz & Bill Evans is an album (featuring Elvin Jones and Ron Carter) recorded on May 5 & 6, 1964 but not released until 1973. >>

Recorded on February 9, 1970, Extensions is an album by McCoy Tyner with Gary Bartz, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones and Alice Coltrane on two tracks. >>

‘In ‘n Out’ by Joe Henderson is his third album recorded on April 10, 1964 with Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Richard Davis and Elvin Jones. >>

Recorded on March 7, 1963, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman is a studio album featuring John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman with Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner. >>

Night Dreamer by Wayne Shorter is his fourth album recorded on April 29, 1964, with a quintet including Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner,Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones. >>


[1995] Elvin Jones celebrates his 68 birthday. Here with Sonny Fortune (ts, fl), Ravi Coltrane (ts,ss), Willie Pickins (p), Chip Jackson (b) for the documentary Jazz Machine. >> 59 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1965] John Coltrane performs with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones at Festival d’Antibes in Antibes Juan Les Pins, France >> 15 MINUTES >>

[1982] The Great Quartet – that is McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter & Elvin Jones – is expected at the Playboy Jazz Festival in the Hollywood Bowl >> 7 MINUTES >>

[1963] John Coltrane Quartet – that is John Coltrane (ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b) and Elvin Jones (d) – tapes three songs for Jazz Casual on public television NET >> 30 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1991] Elvin Jones Jazz Machine – that is Ravi Coltrane (ts, ss), Sonny Fortune (ts, fl), Willie Pickens (p), Brad Jones (b) and Elvin Jones (d) – will be on stage at Jazzfestival Bern in Switzerland >> 45 MINUTES >>

[1990] Elvin Jones is with Sonny Fortuneand Pat LaBarbera (ts), Chip Jackson (b) at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 59 MINUTES on RVM


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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