Tag Archives: Elvin Jones

Elvin Jones: Developing Independent Coordination?

SKF NOTE: Re-listening to familiar music CD’s or re-reading old books and magazines for the first time in a long time can reveal surprises. For example, the March 1985 Modern Drummer “Ask A Pro” section has an Elvin Jones gem. … Continue reading

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Haynes with Coltrane: No One Was Dependent on One Person

SKF NOTE: Between 1961 and 1965 Roy Haynes, subbing for Elvin Jones, made some classic recordings as part of the John Coltrane Quartet, including a live 1963 recording at the Newport Jazz Festival. The Haynes/Coltrane recordings were released in 1978 on … Continue reading

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Jazz Toilets and Hallowed Ground

SKF NOTE: Jazz toilet. Who coined that phrase, I don’t know. It refers to small, noisy, crowded, smoke-filled bars and clubs where most of our great jazz musicians worked at one time or another. This photo of Elvin Jones, included in … Continue reading

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Elvin & Miles: 18 Year Photo Mystery Solved!

SKF NOTE: May 19, 1961, Miles Davis and the Gil Evans Orchestra performed their legendary concert at Carnegie Hall. In 1998 Columbia/Legacy released a 2-CD package of the entire concert with extra songs not included with any earlier releases of … Continue reading

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Taking Coltrane’s Jazz Listening Test in 7/8

SKF NOTE: When I want to practice John Coltrane’s method of listening to jazz records; when I want to test my ear and my ability to keep time, I often turn to the song Siete Ocho from Andrew Hill’s Judgment! … Continue reading

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Jaimoe: The Decision to Be a Pro Musician

SKF NOTE: This is a small piece of a longer interview that took place on April 3, 1982 after an Elvin Jones drum clinic at Professional Percussion Center in New York City. Taking part in the interview were Max Weinberg, … Continue reading

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Photo: Elvin Jones in NYC 1973

SKF NOTE: Elvin Jones from the French Jazz Magazine (1973) coverage of the Newport in New York. This photo is credited to Drum Schticks.

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