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LP released: Jan 18, 2019
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ELVIN JONES
ILLUMINATION!
Label: 8TH
Cat No: ETH49LP
Barcode: 706091814617
Packaging: LP Regular

Elvin Jones' connection to the John Coltrane
Quartet is inescapable, but it shouldn't be the only
defining feature of his career. After all, Jones
expanded the role of the jazz percussionist in the
post-bop era, and helped bridge the gap to more
avant-garde styles of drumming through his
virtuostic style. This style continued to develop
and grow after departing the Coltrane Quartet
(Due to displeasure over Coltrane's addition of a
second drummer) and going solo.
Before his departure however, Jones was already
a prolific figure in his own rite, having already
performed with the likes of Miles Davis and
Charles Mingus long before even connecting with
John Coltrane. He also regularly collaborated with
bassist and fellow Coltrane Quintet compatriot
Jimmy Garrison, forming the recording collective
the Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet, recording
several albums together. 1964's Illumination! was
one such album, which featured the rhythm
section pair joined by McCoy Tyner, also from the
Coltrane Quintet, on piano, as well as strong
session turns from Sonny Simmons
(Alto Sax/English Horn), Charles Davis
(Bari Sax), and William Lasha (Clarinet/Flute).
A highly sought after set of advanced hard
bop, featuring some of Jones' most powerful
percussion chops.