Re: Elvin Jones
Yeah, Elvin is just legendary. My favourite is Resolution of A Love Surpreme... The melodies, the solos, it's so super intense playing I just can't imagine what was going on inside those guys. I was just getting into jazz when he passed away, it's a shame I'll never have the opportunity to experience someone like him live (just like Tony Williams and Max Roach...).
Really, if you want to find out the 'spark' which makes jazz so interesting, you have to listen to Elvin a LOT.
Jazz ain't dead, it just smells funny