Monday, 9 September 2013

86th birthday of Elvin Jones

(Born 9 September 1927, Pontiac, Mich, United States)
Renowned drummer and member of the 1960s John Coltrane classic quartet (Coltrane, tenor and soprano saxophones; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Jones, drums), providing the polyrhythmic anchor for the group’s restless stretch of creativity, and whose duet passages with Coltrane in many a performance of compositions, during the period, are opportunities for profound commentaries and analyses on pertinent subjects of both domestic and international affairs

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  1. Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey and Billy Higgins; who was the best drummer in the cast of Alfred Lyon's Blue Note Records? Your take!

  2. Ambrose, this is an extraordinary age in which each of these seminal minds opens up a continent of ideas of transformative contemplation. They are all operating on stellar heights with the overarching shared-theme that goes by the name, "Let freedom ring"!

  3. Well said, Professor; "extraordinary age" and my take, extraordinary experiment with the likes of John Coltrane and Miles Davis with what they did with the instruments and no one coming close till today.