Celebrating Elvin Jones -CD
Celebrating Elvin Jones -CD
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Product Code: OC1055

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Elvin Jones's unique and uncompromising contributions to jazz, and to the world of music at large are invaluable. He has personally influenced Will Calhoun's approach to music in all genres.

Elvin's rhythmic connection with the Congo, the Coltrane library, his electric trio recording with Jan Hammer and Gene Perla; and his acting debut/drum solo in the movie Zachariah were impetuses to make this recording. Calhoun decided to interview a few musicians who worked in Elvin's band, the most informative being Sonny Fortune. Calhoun's next step was to assemble a group of Elvin alumni, and choose a few tracks from Elvin's live and studio repertoire. It was compulsory to record a few of Elvin's compositions.

Christian McBride, Carlos McKinney, Antoine Roney, Keyon Harrold, Jan Hammer, and the late great Senegalese Drum Master Doudou N'Diaye Rose made masterful contributions to this recording. The musical journey on this recording is a celebration of Elvin's brilliant contributions.

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