Elvin Jones

Born: 
09/09/1927
City: 
Pontiac
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Died: 
05/18/2004
Years Active: 
1949-2004
Instruments: 
Drums

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Elvin Ray Jones was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era. After serving in the US Army from 1946 to 1949, Jones joined a Detroit houseband led by Billy Mitchell. He moved to New York 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. Elvin is the brother of Hank and Thad Jones.

Discography

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Concerts

Event Date Venue Citysort descending Region Country
John Coltrane Quintet 11/19/1961 Concertgebouw Amsterdam North Holland Netherlands
John Coltrane Quartet 10/26/1963 Concertgebouw Amsterdam North Holland Netherlands
John Coltrane Quartet 12/01/1962 Concertgebouw Amsterdam North Holland Netherlands
The Elvin Jones Jazz Machine 12/11/1978 The Earle Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Elvin Jones Jazz Machine 12/12/1978 The Earle Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Elvin Jones Ensemble 05/22/1973 Twelfth Gate Atlanta Georgia USA
The Elvin Jones Ensemble 05/24/1973 Twelfth Gate Atlanta Georgia USA
The Elvin Jones Ensemble 05/25/1973 Twelfth Gate Atlanta Georgia USA
The Elvin Jones Ensemble 05/26/1973 Twelfth Gate Atlanta Georgia USA
The Elvin Jones Ensemble 05/23/1973 Twelfth Gate Atlanta Georgia USA
The Elvin Jones Ensemble 05/21/1973 Twelfth Gate Atlanta Georgia USA
John Coltrane Quintet 11/24/1961 Südwestrundfunk TV Studio Baden-Baden Baden-Württemberg Germany
McCoy Tyner Recording Session 02/18/1975 Fantasy Studios Berkeley California USA
McCoy Tyner Recording Session 02/19/1975 Fantasy Studios Berkeley California USA
John Coltrane Quartet 11/02/1963 Auditorium Maximum Berlin Germany
John Coltrane Quintet 12/02/1961 Auditorium Maximum Berlin Germany
Elvin Jones 01/12/1978 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones 01/13/1978 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones 01/14/1978 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones 01/15/1978 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones 01/11/1978 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 01/19/1974 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 01/14/1974 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 01/18/1974 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 01/15/1974 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA

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