rip elvin jones

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mishi_ono, May 19, 2004.

  1. mishi_ono


    May 7, 2004
    Oakland, CA
    we lost this great legend today.
    one of the most amazing musicians of modern jazz era.
    his creativity was beyond what we consider creative.
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Damn. Just damn. RIP Elvin.
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    brad cook
  4. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    :( A big loss. RIP Elvin.
  5. Jazz Drummer Elvin Ray Jones Dies at 76
    Wed May 19, 7:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK - Elvin Ray Jones, a renowned jazz drummer and member of John Coltrane's quartet who also played alongside Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, died Tuesday. He was 76. Jones died of heart failure in an Englewood, N.J., hospital, said his wife of 38 years, Keiko Jones.

    AP Photo


    "He's happy. No more suffering," said Keiko Jones. "He's been fighting for so long."

    Jones, called by Life magazine "the world's greatest rhythmic drummer," was born in Pontiac, Mich., one of ten children. He had two musician brothers: Hank, a jazz pianist, and Thad, a trumpet and flugelhorn player.

    Jones entered the Detroit jazz scene in the late 1940s after touring as a stagehand with the Army Special Services show Operation Happiness.

    After a brief gig at the Detroit club Grand River Street, he went to work at another club, backing up such jazz greats as Parker, Davis and Wardell Grey.

    Jones came to New York in 1955 for an unsuccessful audition for the Benny Goodman band but stayed in the city, joining Charlie Mingus' band and making a record called "J is Jazz." In 1960, he became a member of John Coltrane's quartet.

    Jones, with his rhythmic, innovative style, became one of jazz's most famous drummers under Coltrane. He can be heard on Coltrane's "A love Supreme" and "Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard."

    After leaving the Coltrane quartet, Jones briefly played with Duke Ellington and formed the Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine. He put out several solo albums and continued to tour, including last month in Oakland, Calif., Keiko Jones said.

    Besides his wife, Jones is survived by a son and a daughter.
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...hopefully, Elvin & 'Trane are doin' their thing as we speak.

    RIP & thanks for the hours of incredible listening pleasure, EJ.
  8. mishi_ono


    May 7, 2004
    Oakland, CA
    'doin their thing'; i would love to hear it.

    did anyone catch his drum machine project in the past few years?