Sunday, July 15, 2018
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jones for Elvin Volume 1 & 2, I have reassembled the musicians on the recording (minus the late Elvin Jones of course) to reprise the repertoire and perform some additional music that I wrote for Elvin after the recording. We will perform 5-7pm July 15 at the Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave S) in Seattle. Admission is $12.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Elvin came to New York from Detroit to audition for Benny Goodman. When Elvin didn't get the gig. "Then they told me 'you know Shadow Wilson was here yesterday and he didn’t make
it either!' (Laughs) So I didn’t feel so bad when I heard about that."
When Coltrane formed his own band, he had already played with many great drummers. Did he pick Elvin because he sounded like Shadow?
On Elvin's self titled release, he performs "Shadowland," a beautiful ballad written by Sara Cassey. Elvin copies Shadow's quiet accompaniment on slow songs.