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Steve Griggs Quintet: Jone For Elvin Vol. 2

Read "Jone For Elvin Vol. 2" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Saxophonist Steve Griggs convinced legendary drummer Elvin Jones to record a session with four Seattle musicians in 1998. His Jones for Elvin was covered in the November 1999 reviews section. He is back with additional tracks, more Elvin and great music. This edition has seven tracks, six Griggs’ originals and the standard “The More I See ...

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Steve Griggs Quintet: Jones For Elvin

Read "Jones For Elvin" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Last year, Seattle saxophonist Steve Griggs convinced legendary drummer Elvin Jones to interrupt his West Coast tour to record a date with an ensemble of local musicians. Volume one of the two scheduled releases is more than a ‘gosh gee look who’s here’ recording. Griggs, the producer/arranger and label record label entrepreneur represents himself well on ...

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Steve Griggs Quintet: Jones for Elvin

Read "Jones for Elvin" reviewed by Jason West

Imagine yourself stepping out of an old barn-turned-music studio and into a lush, green pasture surrounded by Evergreen trees. The early afternoon sun is high overhead—it’s a clear, spring day—and you’re about to record your first CD as a leader. Sitting next to you is one of the world’s most admired jazz drummers, Elvin Jones. He ...


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