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 Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
John Coltrane Quintet 10/13/1961 Sutherland Lounge Chicago Illinois USA
John Coltrane Quintet 10/14/1961 Sutherland Lounge Chicago Illinois USA
John Coltrane Quintet 10/15/1961 Sutherland Lounge Chicago Illinois USA
John Coltrane Septet 10/31/1961 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
John Coltrane Septet 11/01/1961 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
John Coltrane Nonet 11/02/1961 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
John Coltrane Sextet 11/03/1961 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
John Coltrane Sextet 11/04/1961 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
John Coltrane Octet 11/05/1961 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
John Coltrane Quintet 11/18/1961 L'Olympia Paris Île-de-France France
John Coltrane Quintet 11/19/1961 Concertgebouw Amsterdam North Holland Netherlands
John Coltrane Quintet 11/19/1961 Kurhaus Scheveningen South Holland Netherlands
John Coltrane Quintet 11/20/1961 Falkonercentret Frederiksberg Denmark
John Coltrane Quintet 11/21/1961 Gothenburg Concert Hall Gothenburg Sweden
John Coltrane Quintet 11/22/1961 Kulttuuritalo Helsinki Uusimaa Finland
John Coltrane Quintet 11/23/1961 Konserthuset Stockholm Södermanland & Uppland Sweden
John Coltrane Quintet 11/24/1961 Südwestrundfunk TV Studio Baden-Baden Baden-Württemberg Germany
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/25/1961 Musikhalle Hamburg Germany
John Coltrane Quintet 11/27/1961 Kongreßhalle Frankfurt Hesse Germany
John Coltrane Quintet 11/29/1961 Liederhalle Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg Germany
John Coltrane Quintet 12/02/1961 Auditorium Maximum Berlin Germany
John Coltrane Recording Session 12/21/1961 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Elvin Jones Recording Session 12/27/1961 Plaza Sound Studios NYC New York USA
Yusef Lateef Recording Session 12/29/1961 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Elvin Jones Recording Session 01/03/1962 Plaza Sound Studios NYC New York USA

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