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 City Regionsort descending Country
Elvin Jones Quartet 12/04/1992 Shinjuku Pit Inn Tokyo Japan
Elvin Jones-McCoy Tyner Quartet 07/17/1982 JazzFest Wiesen Wiesen Austria
John Coltrane Quintet 11/20/1961 Falkonercentret Frederiksberg Denmark
John Coltrane Quintet 11/21/1961 Gothenburg Concert Hall Gothenburg Sweden
John Coltrane Quartet 10/24/1963 Gothenburg Concert Hall Gothenburg Sweden
John Coltrane Quartet 10/25/1963 Tivolis Koncertsal Copenhagen Denmark
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/25/1961 Musikhalle Hamburg Germany
John Coltrane Quartet 11/02/1963 Auditorium Maximum Berlin Germany
Elvin Jones Jazz Machine 04/01/1985 Shinjuku Pit Inn Tokyo Japan
John Coltrane Quartet 11/22/1962 Falkonercentret Frederiksberg Denmark
John Coltrane Quintet 12/02/1961 Auditorium Maximum Berlin Germany
Elvin Jones Quartet 12/03/1992 Shinjuku Pit Inn Tokyo Japan
John Coltrane Quintet 11/24/1961 Südwestrundfunk TV Studio Baden-Baden Baden-Württemberg Germany
Elvin Jones Recording Session 02/03/1978 Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Germany
Elvin Jones Recording Session 02/04/1978 Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Germany
John Coltrane Quintet 11/29/1961 Liederhalle Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Germany
Elvin Jones Recording Session 02/05/1978 Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Germany
John Coltrane Quartet 11/04/1963 Liederhalle Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Germany
Elvin Jones Quartet 01/31/1976 Keystone Korner San Francisco California USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 09/07/1976 Keystone Korner San Francisco California USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 02/03/1976 Keystone Korner San Francisco California USA
Thelonious Monk / John Coltrane 01/23/1966 Stanford Memorial Auditorium Stanford California USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 09/12/1976 Keystone Korner San Francisco California USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 02/05/1976 Keystone Korner San Francisco California USA
Thelonious Monk / John Coltrane 01/28/1966 Jazz Workshop (SF) San Francisco California USA

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