Release Date: 14 April 2017
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Elvin Jones & Jazz Machine At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1981 Limited Vinyl 2LP Set
Elvin Jones was an icon of drumming, a powerful package of energy and inspiration and a true master of his craft. This historic live recording from 1981, released for the first time, shows the powerful and dynamic performance of this great musician in synergy with his superb band.
Elvin Ray Jones was born in Pontiac in 1927, as the youngest of ten children and brother of pianist Hank and trumpeter Thad Jones. He was one of the most respected and successful jazz drummers of all time. His illustrious career included spending five years as the drummer for saxophonist John Coltrane, including playing on milestone albums such as 'A Love Supreme'.
Jones called his own ensemble 'Jazz Machine' and this 1981 version included two tenor-saxophonists, Carter Jefferson and Dwayne Armstrong, guitarist Marvin Horne; and with the Japanese pianist Fumio Karashima, who added a noteworthy dosage of Far-East melodics and harmony to the concert. Together with Karashima and the well-tried bassist Andy McCloud, Elvin Jones had recorded a trio-LP just previously to the European tour documented here.
Personnel: Carter Jefferson, Dwayne Armstrong (saxophone), Fumio Karashima (piano), Marvin Horne (guitar), Andy McCloud (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
1. Elvin Jones Blues
2. Friday Night
3. Doll of the Bridge
1. In a Sentimental Mood
2. My One and Only Love