Elvin Jones

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Elvin Jones
Jones in 1976
Jones in 1976
Background information
Birth nameElvin Ray Jones
Born(1927-09-09)September 9, 1927
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
DiedMay 18, 2004(2004-05-18) (aged 76)
Englewood, New Jersey
  • Musician
  • bandleader
  • Drums
  • percussion
Years active1948–2004

Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era.[1]

From 1960 to 1966, he was a member of the John Coltrane quartet. His brothers Hank Jones and Thad Jones were also jazz musicians with whom he recorded.[1] He was added into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1995.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Yanow, Scott. "Elvin Jones". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  2. "Modern Drummer's Readers Poll Archive, 1979–2014". Modern Drummer. Retrieved August 10, 2015.