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Jones, Elvin

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Personal name headingJones, Elvin
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Variant(s)Jones, Elvin (Elvin Ray), 1927-2004
Jones, Elvin Ray
See alsoCorporate body: John Coltrane Quartet
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1927-09-09
Death date2004-05-18
Place of birthPontiac (Mich.)
Place of deathManhattan (New York, N.Y.)
AffiliationCharles Mingus Orchestra Newport Jazz Festival Pepper Adams Quintet John Coltrane Quartet
Profession or occupationDrummers (Musicians) Jazz musicians Percussionists
Found inLive at the Lighthouse. [Phonodisc] 1973.
Harry "Sweet" Quintet. Patented by Edison [SR] 1958?: container (Elvin Ray Jones)
Baker, 8th ed.: p. 864 (Elvin (Ray) Jones; b. Sept. 9, 1927, Pontiac, Mich; drummer)
New York times, May 19, 2004 (Elvin Jones, 76, jazz drummer; d. May 18, 2004, Manhattan)
African American National Biography, accessed June 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jones, Elvin; percussionist, jazz musician; born 09 September 1927 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States; played in the house group at the Bluebird Inn (1949-1952); worked with the vibraphonist Teddy Charles and the pianist Bud Powell, was with the bassist Charles Mingus's band at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival, and recorded with Miles Davis; played on Sonny Rollins's Live at the Village Vanguard; worked with the Pepper Adams-Donald Byrd Quintet, the trombonists Tyree Glenn and J. J. Johnson, the trumpeter Harry 'Sweets' Edison, and the tenor saxophonist Stan Getz; six year stint as drummer with the John Coltrane Quartet; put together groups known as the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine; died 18 May 2004 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States)