Elvin Ray Jones was a jazz drummer. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, the youngest child in a family of ten. His father worked for General Motors. Two of Jones\' brothers were also jazz musicians: Hank (piano), and Thad (trumpet/flugelhorn). Elvin began playing professionally in the 1940s, working with the Army Special Services program, Operation Happiness, and in 1949 had a short-lived gig in Detroit\'s Grand River Street club... Read more.
- The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note by John Kelman
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Ilumination! / Dear John C.
The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note
Half Note Records
The Complete Blue Note Elvin Jones Sessions
And Then Again / Midnight Walk
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