A friend just sent me this interview with Elvin from May of 1968. An amazing interview and article written by Whitney Balliett. Necessary Reading.
Here’s the PDF: Elvin Jones New Yorker 1968
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Alex Acuna says
I knew Elvin personally met him in 1969 in San Juan Puerto Rico…Also he was my drums hero and thanks to him i did learned how to play that style of drumming..
Hey Alex – How wonderful that you got to become friends with one of your heroes. I’ve been lucky enough to become friendly with several of mine as well. Very inspiring and important to be able to ask questions and have the guidance of those who really know what’s going on. Meanwhile, your drumming is pretty inspiring on it’s own! Thank you so much for your comment. If you ever feel like writing something about drumming, I would be honored to have you write a guest post here on the BANG blog…… MF
Jack kerns says
Thank you so much for posting such a well written article, well, it is The New Yorker, on a giant of the drums, Elvin Jones. We will be studying him for lifetimes.
– jack k.
Mark Feldman says
Hi Jack –
Thanks for reading. Glad that you enjoyed the article.