Tag Archives: Elvin Jones

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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Drummer Shortcomings Lead to Innovations Pt 2 – Roy Haynes

SKF NOTE: Yesterday, 9/22/20, I wrote about Kenny Clarke’s frustration trying to play left handed snare accents while crossing his right arm over-and-above his left while keeping time on his hi-hat. His frustration was the catalyst for Clarke’s experimenting with … Continue reading

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Elvin – Friendship Made the Coltrane Quartet Special

SKF NOTE: I love Elvin Jones’s explanation of what made the Coltrane rhythm section special. And the photo here is from the booklet included with the recent Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. “What made the Coltrane rhythm section … Continue reading

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Still Smiling, Marveling at Elvin Jones’s Drumming

SKF NOTE: Happy birthday, Elvin Jones. Earlier this week I came across a Blue Note album I didn’t know existed: The Magnificent Thad Jones Vol. 3. What a lineup of musicians. I’ve written before of how I came to know … Continue reading

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