Elvin Jones

Elvin Ray Jones was a jazz drummer of the post-bop era. He showed interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family’s home in Pontiac, Michigan. #


  • (when asked how he and Coltrane’s group managed to play together with such intensity) You’ve got to want to die for the motherf**ker!

  • If there’s any such thing as a perfect man, I think John Coltrane was one. And I think that kind of perfection has to come from a greater force than there is here on earth.

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