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Elvin Jones

American jazz drummer

Elvin Jones

American jazz drummer
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birthday
9th
September, 1927
Death
18th
May, 2004
Birth Place
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era. He showed an interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family’s home in Pontiac, Michigan. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1949 and subsequently played in a Detroit house band led by Billy Mitchell. He moved to New York City in 1955 and worked as a sideman for Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis.
From 1960 to 1966, he was a member of the John Coltrane quartet (along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano), a celebrated recording phase, appearing on such albums as A Love Supreme and Live at Birdland. Following his work with Coltrane, Jones led several small groups, some under the name The Elvin Jones Jazz Machine. His brothers Hank Jones and Thad Jones were also jazz musicians with whom he recorded. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1995.

instruments played
drums
percussion
Associated Acts

John Coltrane Charles Mingus Thad Jones Hank Jones Nicholas Payton Wayne Shorter

Birth Name

Elvin Ray Jones

Genres

Modal jazz avant-garde jazz hard bop post-bop

Occupations

Musician bandleader

Years Active

1948 2004

Name

Elvin Jones

Nationality

United States of America

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