Re: Elvin Jones
I'm surprised no-ones mentioned 'Inception' by McCoy Tyner. (unless I missed it and someone has already). A must have album.
The space that he would create throughout his playing, even if relatively busy or complex was simply astounding. Of course it goes without saying that his ride playing and use of the second note of the triplet was a large part of his brilliant sound.
More later when I've got more time.