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Old 06-28-2009, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: Elvin Jones

Originally Posted by Bosphorus View Post
ya, i suppose your right, even if he was to verbalise what he was doing it probably would'nt do him much justice. I can see it being too hard to explain. It must have been such a boost in your drumming to be talking to him so young.

The stories Elvin told were from the early 60's Bryan about playing in Vancouver when I was only about 6 years old at the time. When I met him at Jazz Alley in Seattle it was in the early 90's and I in my 30's at that time and already a well established working Canadian jazz pro at that point.

I'll never forget this first opportunity to hear and meet one of my key influences and musical inspirations finally playing live in the flesh in a small club. Can't be beat.....or ever forgotten regarding the impact it had on me.

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