Thread: Elvin Jones
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: Elvin Jones

Originally Posted by criz p. critter View Post
One other thing... I don't if it's been mentioned in the thread yet, but probably a lot of people don't realize: Elvin was a grunter! He would kinda grunt along in time with the music. I could hear him pretty clearly all through that show. Kinda weird, actually. After that, I started listening to all my Coltrane records closely, and you can sometimes hear him in quiet spots on the recordings, too.

Hear ya on that one. First time I heard I was baffled - it's a low grumbling noise. Few examples include, Sun Ship (I think you can hear McCoy singing his improv as well), Unity and Rip, Rig and Panic.

All passionate musicians tend to grunt or make facial expressions, in my experience, but that's not to say it's true.
"You can play a shoestring if your sincere." - John Coltrane

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