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Author David Luebbert
Posted 12/7/08; 6:05:50 PM
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Elvin With Others: Elvin Jones away from Coltrane - playlist on

Elvin Jones earned his reputation as one of the drum demiurges of jazz via his performances with John Coltrane's Quartet in the 1960's.

He was an extremely flexible musician though, and played on hundreds of recording dates by other musicians. More often than not, the recordings made with Elvin by those artists are considered to be among their best: Freddie Hubbard's "Ready For Freddie", Wayne Shorter's "Night Dreamer", "Speak No Evil" and "JuJu", Joe Henderson's "Inner Urge" and "In N' Out", McCoy Tyner's "The Real McCoy", Sonny Rollins "Live At the Village Vanguard, Vol.1 and 2", Larry Young's "Unity", Art Pepper's "The Trip", Gil Evan's recordings on the Pacific Jazz label.

Many times for me, when I hear Elvin is on a recording, that's enough to make me want to hear it. Perhaps you'll come to have that reaction after you make Mr. Jones acquaintance.

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