Elvin Jones: "I think these drums are the best and most beautiful ever..."
History with ASBA:
Incredible polyrhythmic playing, a totally disruptive approach to drumming as well as his influence on many musicians make him one of the most important drummers of the twentieth century. He was active for seven decades.
Elvin Jones was "put to sleep" at ASBA who supplied him with his drums. He is quoted as saying "I think these drums are the most beautiful and best ever seen...".
Notorious music group / collaborations of Elvin Jones:
Hank Jones; Thad Jones; John Coltrane; Kenny Clarke; Max Roach; Buddy Rich; Sonny Greer; Donald Byrd; Pepper Adams; Milt Jackson; Tommy Flanagan; Billy Mitchell; Sonny Stitt; Miles Davis; Charlie Parker; Benny Goodman; Shadow Wilson; Charles Mingus; J.R Montrose; Teddy Charles; Bud Powell; Donald Byrd; Pepper Adams; J.J. Johnson; Tommy Flanagan; Sonny Rollins; Monk; Gil Evans; Philly Joe Jones; Billy Higgins; McCoy Tyner; Jack DeJohnette; Jimmy Garrison; Rashied Ali; Duke Ellington; Joe Farrell; Joe Henderson; Wayne Shorter; Larry Young; Andrew Hill; Roland Kirk; Art Blakey; Tony Williams; Sonny Fortune; Delfeayo Marsalis; Ravi Coltrane...