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Elvin Jones

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Elvin Ray Jones was a jazz drummer. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, the youngest child in a family of ten. His father worked for General Motors. Two of Jones' brothers were also jazz musicians: Hank (piano), and Thad (trumpet/flugelhorn). Elvin began playing professionally in the 1940s, working with the Army Special Services program, Operation Happiness, and in 1949 had a short-lived gig in Detroit's Grand River Street club. Eventually he went on to play with artists such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Wardell Gray. In 1955, after a failed audition for the Benny Goodman band, he found work in New York, joining Charles Mingus's band, and releasing a record called J is for Jazz. In 1960, he joined with the classic John Coltrane Quartet, which also included bassist Jimmy Garrison and pianist McCoy Tyner. Jones and Coltrane often played extended duet passages, both giving and taking energy through their instruments

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My Favorite Things: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Label: Rhino
Released: 2022
Track listing: Disc 1 (mono): My Favorite Things; Everytime We Say Goodbye; Summertime; But Not For Me. Disc 2 (stereo): My Favorite Things; Everytime We Say Goodbye; Summertime; But Not For Me.

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Song Of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Song of Praise; My Favorite Things; Afro Blue; One Down, One Up.

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New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Garden Of Souls; Toy Dance; We Now Interrupt For A Commercial; Broad Way Blues; Round Trip; Airborne; Love Call; Open To The Public; Check Out Time.

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Revival: Live At Pookie’s Pub

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Keiko's Birthday March; Gingerbread Boy; 13 Avenue B; My Funny Valentine; M.E..; On the Trail; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; Raunchy Rita; Oleo.

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Favorites Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Naima; My Favorite Things; A Love Supreme (Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance, Psalm).

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Article: Live Review

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Read "Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina


Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Seattle, WA August 12, 2022 Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band performed two sets at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley on Friday, August 12th. Still touring to support 2019's Trane's Delight, they have faced numerous cancellations and delays due to COVID restrictions. As Mr. ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Elvin Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Elvin Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Elvin Jones' birthday today! Elvin Ray Jones was a jazz drummer. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, the youngest child in a family of ten. His father worked for General Motors. Two of Jones' brothers were also jazz musicians: Hank (piano), and Thad (trumpet/flugelhorn). Elvin began playing professionally in the 1940s, ...

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Article: Live Review

Ernie Krivda and Theron Brown at Free Concerts in Cleveland

Read "Ernie Krivda and Theron Brown at Free Concerts in Cleveland" reviewed by John Chacona


Ernie Krivda and friends Ernie's front porch Lakewood, Ohio July 31, 2022 jny: Cleveland, Ohio is the birthplace of Albert Ayler and the late Abdul Wadud. It's where the Black Unity Trio recorded what was probably the first free jazz record to be independently released. The city's free jazz bona fides ...

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Article: Album Review

The Cookers Quintet: The Path

Read "The Path" reviewed by Paul Beard


The Path is the fourth record to be released by Canadian group The Cookers Quintet and is a collection of eight originals, recorded at the Warehouse, Vancouver, that were first played to live audiences on a West Canadian tour in the fall of 2021, and then put down in the studio. The album continues ...


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