Elvin Jones



  • Release Date: 21 Sep 1995
  • OJCCD-259-2

Elvin Jones first came to the attention of a large body of jazz listeners through his complex, pioneering work with the John Coltrane quartet of the early 1960s. Since then he has consistently led his own adventurous units--one of a handful of drummers (Art Blakey and Max Roach are others) to achieve longevity at the helm of small jazz groups. This is where it began: his first album as a leader. It doesn't really indicate the directions he would take--the players include his brothers Hank and… MORE