ELVIN JONES

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Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was a jazz drummer. Elvin began playing professionally in the 1940s, working with the Army Special Services program, Operation Happiness, and in 1949 had a short-lived gig in Detroit's Grand River Street club. 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.

In 1960, he joined with the classic John Coltrane Quartet, which also included bassist Jimmy Garrison and pianist McCoy Tyner. Jones and Coltrane often played extended duet passages, both giving and taking energy through their instruments. This band is widely considered to have redefined "swing" (the rhythmic feel of jazz) in much the same way that Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker
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ELVIN JONES Elvin! album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Elvin!
Post Bop 1962
ELVIN JONES Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet Featuring McCoy Tyner : Illumination! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet Featuring McCoy Tyner : Illumination!
Post Bop 1963
ELVIN JONES Dear John C. album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Dear John C.
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
ELVIN JONES And Then Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
And Then Again
Hard Bop 1965
ELVIN JONES Heavy Sounds (with Richard Davis) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heavy Sounds (with Richard Davis)
Post Bop 1967
ELVIN JONES Midnight Walk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnight Walk
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
ELVIN JONES The Ultimate album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Ultimate
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
ELVIN JONES Puttin' It Together album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Puttin' It Together
Hard Bop 1968
ELVIN JONES Elvin Jones And Richard Davis : Heavy Sounds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elvin Jones And Richard Davis : Heavy Sounds
Post Bop 1968
ELVIN JONES Polycurrents album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Polycurrents
Post Bop 1969
ELVIN JONES Coalition album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Coalition
Hard Bop 1971
ELVIN JONES Genesis album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Genesis
Post Bop 1971
ELVIN JONES Merry Go Round album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Merry Go Round
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
ELVIN JONES Elvin Jones / Masabumi Kikuchi ‎: Hollow Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elvin Jones / Masabumi Kikuchi ‎: Hollow Out
Post Bop 1973
ELVIN JONES Mr. Jones album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Mr. Jones
Post Bop 1973
ELVIN JONES Mr. Thunder album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. Thunder
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
ELVIN JONES Is On The Mountain album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Is On The Mountain
Fusion 1975
ELVIN JONES Elvin Jones With Jan Hammer And Frank Tusa And Terry Clarke And David Liebman And Gene Perla : Jazz 2000 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elvin Jones With Jan Hammer And Frank Tusa And Terry Clarke And David Liebman And Gene Perla : Jazz 2000
Fusion 1975
ELVIN JONES New Agenda album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Agenda
Fusion 1975
ELVIN JONES The Main Force album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Main Force
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
ELVIN JONES The Prime Element album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Prime Element
Fusion 1976
ELVIN JONES Time Capsule album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Time Capsule
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
ELVIN JONES Summit Meeting album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Summit Meeting
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
ELVIN JONES Remembrance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Remembrance
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
ELVIN JONES Very R.A.R.E. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Very R.A.R.E.
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
ELVIN JONES Heart To Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heart To Heart
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
ELVIN JONES Music Machine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music Machine
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
ELVIN JONES Earth Jones album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Earth Jones
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
ELVIN JONES Brother John album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brother John
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
ELVIN JONES Elvin Jones McCoy Tyner Quintet ‎– Love & Peace (aka Reunited) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elvin Jones McCoy Tyner Quintet ‎– Love & Peace (aka Reunited)
Post Bop 1982
ELVIN JONES Youngblood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Youngblood
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
ELVIN JONES When I Was At Aso-Mountain (with Takehisa Tanaka) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
When I Was At Aso-Mountain (with Takehisa Tanaka)
Post Bop 1993
ELVIN JONES It Don't Mean a Thing album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
It Don't Mean a Thing
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
ELVIN JONES Familiar Ground album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Familiar Ground
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997

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ELVIN JONES Live At The Lighthouse album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Live At The Lighthouse
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
ELVIN JONES Live at the Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Village Vanguard
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
ELVIN JONES Elvin Jones Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elvin Jones Live
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
ELVIN JONES Skyscrapers Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skyscrapers Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
ELVIN JONES Skyscrapers - Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skyscrapers - Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
ELVIN JONES Skyscrapers - Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skyscrapers - Vol. 3
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
ELVIN JONES Skyscrapers - Vol. 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skyscrapers - Vol. 4
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
ELVIN JONES Live in Japan 1978: Dear John C. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Japan 1978: Dear John C.
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
ELVIN JONES Live In Japan Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Japan Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
ELVIN JONES Live At Pit Inn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Pit Inn
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
ELVIN JONES In Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Europe
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
ELVIN JONES Live At The Village Vanguard / Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Village Vanguard / Volume One
Post Bop 1993
ELVIN JONES Tribute To John Coltrane A Love Supreme – Live At Pit Inn Tokyo Japan 1992 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tribute To John Coltrane A Love Supreme – Live At Pit Inn Tokyo Japan 1992
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
ELVIN JONES At Onkel PÖ's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1981 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Onkel PÖ's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1981
Hard Bop 2017

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ELVIN JONES Dear John C.: Live In Japan Vol. 1 & 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dear John C.: Live In Japan Vol. 1 & 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
ELVIN JONES At This Point in Time album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
At This Point in Time
Post Bop 1998
ELVIN JONES The Complete Blue Note Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Blue Note Sessions
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
ELVIN JONES Elvin Jones Illumination/Dear John C. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elvin Jones Illumination/Dear John C.
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
ELVIN JONES Quintessence: New York City - Stockholm 1956-1962 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quintessence: New York City - Stockholm 1956-1962
Post Bop 2017

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A Love Supreme
Post Bop 1988

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