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Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was a jazz drummer. 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… read more

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  • Avatar for Aserikoth
    The best
  • Avatar for multipartisme
    he is the pioneer of improvisation in the building
  • Avatar for multipartisme
    drummer of jazz history
  • Avatar for change_my_I
    сугубо музыка для музыкантов.
  • Avatar for RaulLipschitz
    those sticks are baseball bats.
  • Avatar for hookbags
    Genius
  • Avatar for Diothalamus
    he is probably the best drummer to ever live. maybe tied with tony williams, but they each got their own thing going.
  • Avatar for Theeboon
    Pure energy... I was listening to Coltrane's Village Vanguard sessions this morning and he blew me away as usual.
  • Avatar for JHWalker
    God of drums. His work on Sun Ship is incredible
  • Avatar for thesuperalive
    Best drummer to ever exist.

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