Tag Archives: Elvin Jones

New Elvin Jones Quartet Album Due in November

SKF NOTE: From Blue Note’s website: September 9, 2022 Blue Note Records has announced a November 18 release for Revival: Live at Pookie’s Pub, a thrilling previously unissued live recording of Elvin Jones’ quartet that captures the legendary drummer’s emergence … Continue reading

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A Drummer’s One Unique Idea

SKF NOTE: One of the first instructions to new drum students from teachers is: “Here’s how to hold the sticks.” Once upon a time “how to hold the sticks” meant traditional grip. I suspect matched grip has caught up with … Continue reading

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Elvin – My Father Was a Wild Man

SKF NOTE: Around 1982-83 I attended an Elvin Jones drum clinic in NYC. I remember neither the exact location nor the clinic sponsor. (It may have been Elvin’s 1982 Professional Percussion Center clinic.) Former Modern Drummer Features Editor Rick Mattingly … Continue reading

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Newly Released – ‘A Love Supreme’ Live in Seattle

SKF NOTE: Elvin Jones is the sole drummer on this date. Not to look this gift horse in the mouth, but I’m a bit disappointed this date is the Coltrane Quartet expanded. Keeping an open mind and ears and looking … Continue reading

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Elvin Jones – Freethinker (1969)

SKF NOTE: How many drummers were (are?) impacted by the Elvin Jones Trio with Joe Farrell on saxophones and Jimmy Garrison on bass? I remember my first experience hearing this trio and I wrote about it here. Elvin had variations … Continue reading

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