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Elvin Jones
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Jones in 1976
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Birth name Elvin Ray Jones
Born (1927-09-09)September 9, 1927
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Died May 18, 2004(2004-05-18) (aged 76)
Englewood, New Jersey
  • Modal jazz
  • avant-garde jazz
  • hard bop
  • post-bop
  • Musician
  • bandleader
  • Drums
  • percussion
Years active 1948–2004
Associated acts

Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era.

From 1960 to 1966, he was a member of the John Coltrane quartet. His brothers Hank Jones and Thad Jones were also jazz musicians with whom he recorded. He was added into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1995.

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