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us: Jones, Elvin

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  • Fuller Name

    • Elvin Ray
  • Variants

    • us: Jones, Elvin (Elvin Ray), 1927-2004
    • us: Jones, Elvin Ray
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1927-09-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2004-05-18
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Pontiac (Mich.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Charles Mingus Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Newport Jazz Festival
        • Organization: (naf) Pepper Adams Quintet
        • Organization: (naf) John Coltrane Quartet
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Drummers (Musicians)
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            (lcsh) Percussionists
        • Sources

          • found: Live at the Lighthouse. [Phonodisc] 1973.
          • found: Harry "Sweet" Quintet. Patented by Edison [SR] 1958?: container (Elvin Ray Jones)
          • found: Baker, 8th ed.: p. 864 (Elvin (Ray) Jones; b. Sept. 9, 1927, Pontiac, Mich; drummer)
          • found: New York times, May 19, 2004 (Elvin Jones, 76, jazz drummer; d. May 18, 2004, Manhattan)
          • found: 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)
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          • 1981-07-29: new
          • 2015-12-18: revised
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