May 8, 2017

The mighty Elvin Jones is today’s entry on the penultimate day of BBR drummer week.  Pontiac, Michigan…blah…blah…blah..Brothers Hank and Thad….blah…blah..blah…U.S. Army…blah..blah..blah…sideman for Bud Powell and Mingus..blah..blah..blah..inventor of seminal Jazz machine.  1960-66 drummer in John Coltrane quartet. For those 6 years he was the fiercest musician on the planet next to ‘Trane and possible McCoy Tyner.  Giant Steps, My Favorite Things these were and will always be the apogee of ensemble drumming. Elvin Jones we boldly celebrate your entry unto BBR drum week!

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