The Genius Of Elvin Jones

  • Publicado el 27 sep 2022

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  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace 8 días +4

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    • Reggae Fan
      Reggae Fan Hace 5 días

      Somebody is wearing Clarks 7:05

  • Tom Carr
    Tom Carr Hace 11 días +74

    Best and most understandable breakdowns of Elvin's drumming I've ever seen! Lesson learned: Don't be afraid to be yourself.

    MONEY BOT Hace 11 días +44

    This man is a monster . Guitarist John McLaughlin wrote a song for him called tones for elvin jones its a great jazz tribute to this incredible drummer

    • Reggae Fan
      Reggae Fan Hace 5 días

      Somebody is wearing Clarks 7:05

    • Kapil Trivedi
      Kapil Trivedi Hace 11 días

      wow thanks for sharing, i wonder if thats because Elvin had synesthesia

  • Lehmann Peters
    Lehmann Peters Hace 11 días +79

    When I started drumming many decades ago a friend introduced me to Elvin's playing. I thought it was horrible. I couldn't understand it. Decades later I finally got it. A whole new rhythmic world opened up!

    • theethanatorem
      theethanatorem Hace 7 horas

      @U2WB I await your drumeo video. Everyone has an opinion. Elvin lives forever.

    • U2WB
      U2WB Hace 19 horas

      @Sunflower Guy he IS horrible. LOL

    • U2WB
      U2WB Hace 19 horas

      @M-A. Robinson you have no idea what you're talking about. I've been a drummer for over 50 years, started when I was just a kid. I studied with Joe Morello. Don't be another armchair musician.

    • M-A. Robinson
      M-A. Robinson Hace 3 días

      @U2WB That's because you aren't a true born drummer who understands the drumkit as a whole is an instrument. Learn how to be a real drummer not a imitate how to play drummer.

    • Sunflower Guy
      Sunflower Guy Hace 4 días

      Everyone who says he is horrible I guarantee they have a 9 to 5 and wonder why it didn't work out

  • JazzzRockFuzion
    JazzzRockFuzion Hace 6 días +12

    Probably my favorite acoustic jazz drummer ever. Elvin’s awareness of rhythmic time, knowledge of song form, his swagger in driving his ensembles, his touch and feel - such a massive continuing influence on my own playing.

  • Larks' Tongues in Aspic
    Larks' Tongues in Aspic Hace 11 días +21

    Holy shit the timing of this video couldn't be more perfect. I just listened to A Love Supreme last night and was blown away by the drumming. throughout the whole day I was watching his videos and searching around the internet for his albums. And then boom, Drumeo releases this video. I guess it's all meant to be.

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días

      It was meant to be!

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    • Yes Indeed
      Yes Indeed Hace 10 días +1

      Oh man, I’m jealous you got to listen to *A Love Supreme* for the first time. It’s like an awakening moment. Everything going on in those tracks is just… wow. Each player just next-level’ed the crap out of music.

  • Todd Berg
    Todd Berg Hace 10 días +11

    Thank you Drumeo and Brandon for this AMAZING discussion and celebration of Elvin Jones. Elvin Jones is just the best - as a drummer and a person. It's no wonder he and John Coltrane made such beautiful music. As for what I have learned from Elvin Jones, it has to be the majesty and thunder of triplets. For me, Elvin Jones when he's just laying down a mid-tempo swing over the blues - like Spiritual or Village Blues or anything from Wayne Shorter's "Night Dreamer," "Juju" or "Speak No Evil." When I think back about what really made me fall in love with the drums, I think about the part in Afro Blue when Elvin and McCoy are holding things down and Elvin ratchets up the dynamics with those thunderous triplets just before John Coltrane comes back in. It still gives me goose bumps and brings a smile to my face. Thank you again for the love and care you put into this honoring of the great Elvin Jones. Yours, Todd Berg

  • José Vicente Carreño
    José Vicente Carreño Hace 2 días +1

    I went to a Elvin Jones gig in Madrid one year before he passed away. I still remember him full of energy and enthusiasm. I personally prefer other type if drumming like Art Blakey's or Charlie Watts's, but I admire the technique of Elvin and also energetic guys like Ian Paice.

  • Maximos Wolfe
    Maximos Wolfe Hace 11 días +35

    The greatest drummer who ever breathed and my exemplar on the kit. His lyricism on that instrument is unparalleled in my opinion and his incorporation of the crash symbols as a vital and capacious cog in the total expression of the drum set is quite breathtaking, haunting and unexampled to this day (e.g., the song Alabama by Coltrane with Jones on the kit - he paints like Van Gough with his sticks adding an extra dimension and middle earth depth to that tune) .
    He is what every drummer should aspire to and he was an an essential ingredient on some of the most important records ever recorded (and far, far more important records than Buddy Rich ever played on after he went solo).
    His surpassingly adroit knack for the tempestuous and fierce or subtle and delicate is quite rare. His wide ranging and majestic solo albums are only beginning to be revisited with a proper sense of awe. I recommend them all as models of percussion craft.

    • Kraig Briggs
      Kraig Briggs Hace 6 días +1

      @Martin Bernard I have to agree with you... There have been way too many fantastic drummers for me to say that one is the greatest.

    • Martin Bernard
      Martin Bernard Hace 8 días

      @Maximos Wolfe This is objectivity

    • Maximos Wolfe
      Maximos Wolfe Hace 8 días

      @Martin Bernard

    • Martin Bernard
      Martin Bernard Hace 9 días

      @Maximos Wolfe Drummerworld says he's one of the most important drummer in history of modern jazz, Ted Goia (jazz historian and critic) calls him one of the most influential drummers in the history of jazz, and Drumeo (under this video) says he's one of the top jazz drummer and one of the most influential

    • Maximos Wolfe
      Maximos Wolfe Hace 9 días

      @Martin Bernard
      It’s sheer objectivity.

  • Toni
    Toni Hace 11 días +10

    Brandon that’s a treasure chest full of unbelievable real drumming! Thanks for that! Love your vibe while talking! And interesting that you play matched and super cool that you aren’t unsure to play matched in this strong Traditional state of the art! Super work ! Want more 🙏

  • Francisco Rivera
    Francisco Rivera Hace 8 días +2

    Valoro lo práctico y contextualizado de la información, la inclusión de la tablatura es impagable, genial 👍 ❤

  • Sean Peel
    Sean Peel Hace 5 días +1

    The one thing I've learned from the video about Elvin is why I love his sound so much. Cause he played like every time would be his last! Great video!

  • Bruce Scott
    Bruce Scott Hace 2 días +1

    Elvin Ray Jones was one of the best coming out of the second generation of modern jazz drummers.

  • Roy Schwaben
    Roy Schwaben Hace 11 días +12

    This is the first Drumeo vid I've seen in this deep dive history format.
    I LOVE IT!!!
    I love the other stuff, too, but this is outstanding.

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 11 días +2

      Thanks, Roy! Appreciate it. We’ve done about 10 other Genius Of videos in this style that you can check out too!

  • Karch Dah-Veed
    Karch Dah-Veed Hace 3 días +1

    His playing on Wayne Shorter's JuJu is my favorite. Incredible musicality.

  • Halo_Admiral
    Halo_Admiral Hace 7 días +1

    Elvin taught me how to “talk” to people behind my kit. He taught me the language of drumming and fueled my love for post-bop.

  • Jackson Elmore
    Jackson Elmore Hace un día

    His work with Coltrane changed my life, his playing was so important and expressive
    Totally awakened me rhythmically

  • cymbolic_space
    cymbolic_space Hace 8 días +4

    The genius of Robert Wyatt or Milford Graves. two of the most underrated drummers of their times. in my opinion.

  • Johnny Million
    Johnny Million Hace 11 días +16

    I love this stuff. I happily admit I may have heard the name before, but nothing more. I recognize the people he played with. This is why I adore Drumeo.

  • Michael Moss
    Michael Moss Hace un día

    To my eyes and ears, Evin always explored his joy in a composition playing what was needed to elevate the experience for all musicians he drumed with! And, he never dialed it in on record or live! To me,he is T
    the most unique drum/percussion master who ever kept time!

  • Siddiq Ahmad
    Siddiq Ahmad Hace 2 días +1

    I never got to see Jones play live, so there's some regret there. But, I think I may have learned one of the great influences for Justin Faulkner of B. Marsalis quartet fame. Superbly energetic and skilled. Witnessed him bust up a pair of brushes one night in NYC.

    DAN FELIX MUSIC Hace 3 días +2

    Greatest jazz drummer ever in my book. Just an amazing musician and he inspired so many others. Great work again Drumeo😁✌

  • Tom Mendola
    Tom Mendola Hace 11 días +12

    Excellent analysis of Elvin's approach to the drums and music. I would go and listen to Elvin often at the Village Vanguard. It was a privilege and a joy. His dynamic range was exceptional and he gave every performance his all. His energy was infectious as was his love for music. As great as he was, his kindness and manners were equal to it. His legacy will never die. Thanks for the great video Brandon!

    • Nick Thabit
      Nick Thabit Hace 4 días

      As you stated, his greatness was in his person: you can only play what you are.

    • Tom Mendola
      Tom Mendola Hace 8 días

      @Brandon Toews You did a great job of breaking his style down. It was a pleasure to watch.

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días +1

      Wow! That would be amazing to see him perform live. So glad you enjoyed the video!

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  • michael welch
    michael welch Hace 9 días +4

    Very nice. In 1984 I studied with Elvin, 3 weeks, amazing. There were a couple things he showed me and demonstrated that are interesting. A different way he practiced and actually played his signature triplet ride pattern. Your playing demos were good. Elvin used a red wood bass drum beater when I was with him. His touch was really light but explosive. He was a genius.

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  • Greg Edenfield
    Greg Edenfield Hace 4 días

    GENIUS... loved that man, what a great artist he was and still is through extensive recordings....RIP, Mr. Jones.

  • Raymond Aucoin
    Raymond Aucoin Hace 11 días +5

    This was very, very well done. The inclusion of so many audio, video, as well as actual playing examples of the many concepts presented is invaluable. I think Elvin scares a lot of drummers because his style and technique was so unique. This video goes a long way to help us mere mortals come to grips with this drumming god. I hope you will do similar videos for other seminal jazz players like those listed on you tee shirt (especially Art, Max and Tony). It would be good to explore newer guys like Weckl or Erskine. Amazing job, thank you.

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días

      Thanks a lot, Raymond! Appreciate the kind words and really glad to hear you enjoyed the video. I would love to do an episode on all of those drummers at some point!

  • David Wicks
    David Wicks Hace 3 días +1

    Impressive to see an acknowledgement and tribute to a Musician 🪘🪘"ELVIN", that focuses on the 'Artist' and His🥁🥁 work, rather than explaining His creativity and innovation by crediting those that "copy" or are 'heavily Influenced' by the Originator!! 👏Thanks👏 It's about 'Time'...✊✊💯💯✊✊

  • Larry Hendrixson
    Larry Hendrixson Hace 8 días

    Great overview of one of the jazz masters! One of my favorite Elvin solos is on “Crisis” on Freddie Hubbard’s recording “Ready for Freddie”. Rudy Van Gelder captured a pristine audio recording of Elvin’s masterful solo.

  • John Robinson
    John Robinson Hace 9 días +3

    I know this is about Elvin,but Brandon you're amazing! One of the most versatile players out there. 🥁❤️

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días +1

      Thank you so much, John! Really appreciate it!

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  • Alexandre Mello
    Alexandre Mello Hace 4 días +2

    I was fortunate enough to see The Elvin Jones Jazz Machine in the 90s in São Paulo, Brazil. Such a powerful act.

  • Greg Tomilson
    Greg Tomilson Hace 11 días +16

    After watching this I realized that much of my teacher's lessons had its origins in Elvin Jones' playing.

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  • Ronny Wilson
    Ronny Wilson Hace 2 días +1

    Elvin is one of my Top 5 Drummers of all time. A must for serious drummers.

  • Set In Stone
    Set In Stone Hace 2 días +1

    If I were to narrow down just one thing that I have learned from Elvin (and there are many things indeed), it would be the importance of really listening! 🎼🎵🎶🎷🎺🎸🎹 🥁

  • peter davidian
    peter davidian Hace 8 días

    Elvin Jones has always been my favourite drummer, and this is a great journey into looking at his tecniques around the kit. Thankyou for putting it all together...

  • Even Steven
    Even Steven Hace 3 días +1

    I have been “Jonesing” for an Elvin Jones documentary for a while and this is very well done.
    i esp. love his physicality when playing, I.E. his power when bearing down on this amazing instrument. Thanks for this!!

  • Rickey Joyce
    Rickey Joyce Hace 5 días +1

    Fellow drummers the MOST important thing I learned from Elvin came from watching him warm up just before start time. It was not his time keeping or his soloing it was his mastery of the double stroke press roll. Before anyone came in the club he was executing the press roll starting slow and quite and soft and building it up so smooth and yet POWERFUL! The other great masters of the press roll was Buddy Rich and Art Blakely. In spite on the fact that Buddy played perhaps the fastest single stroke rolls ever it was his press rolls that would make the hair on my arms stand up.

  • Mario Calzada
    Mario Calzada Hace 11 días +8

    Thank you for this video… the first time I heard Elvin Jones I learnt that I was actually in love with drums.
    As he said, he was a fighter… such a great!

  • Aidan Schram
    Aidan Schram Hace 6 días

    I'm loving the jazz content! Elvin was a genius and has perhaps the most recognizable sound in the world of jazz drums.

  • João Apolinário - ApoDrums 🎓

    I love this guy. He always inspire me to be myself on drums. Thanks Drumeo.

  • R Kaylor
    R Kaylor Hace 9 días +4

    Elvin is one of those guys, whom if you didn’t know, would never suspect of being the giant he was….

  • Ralph Flores
    Ralph Flores Hace 6 días

    Wow, definitely an innovative artist following his heart and passion. Thanks for the presentation!

  • Philip Nestor
    Philip Nestor Hace 6 días

    A great video Brandon,very well done. I saw him many times,the first time I saw Elvin was in 1971 at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. I still have the sticks he gave me. I can certainly hear the influence he had on another drummer idol of mine Mitch Mitchell.

  • Jack Greenman
    Jack Greenman Hace 11 días +8

    The wealth of knowledge and artistry on display here is awe inspiring! Thank you Elvin Jones for your artistic vision and thank you to Brandon Towes and Drumeo for bringing detail to things that, for most of us, can seem opaque about jazz drumming. I have a whole new appreciation for the form and, even if I can quite play the exercises yet, this video deepens my listening! Love what you do! (A happy Lifetime member!)

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días

      @Jack Greenman - Thanks!!

    • Jack Greenman
      Jack Greenman Hace 11 días +1

      @Brandon Toews Thank YOU so much (and sorry about the name mis-spell!) Seriously, Brandon, it's awesome to watch you break down all my favorite drummers - and the pinnacle so far was the Rush Canon surrounded by drums! Love your work!

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 11 días +1

      Thanks so much, Jack! So glad to have you with us!🙌🏻🥁

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 11 días +1

      Cheers Jack!

  • DT's Digital Den
    DT's Digital Den Hace 11 días +3

    1. Your playing is super! 2. Thank you for keeping these unsung (today anyway) jazz greats' playing alive, and introducing a new generation of drummer to their timeless ideas.
    It's soul crushing to be in a public place and hear what's playing on the radio these days, but guys like you are carrying the torch for what music is, its soul (which has been lost somewhere along the way).
    I hope the pendulum swings back (no pun intended) to a world in which musicians know how to play (live!), and who experiment with unsafe things. It's only through that that there's any innovation.
    Thank you again!
    Edit and PS: 21:48 from Frank Zappa's St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast, "Good morning your highness...." You know Ralph Humphrey was totally channeling the feel of A Love Supreme there!ídeo.html

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  • Keith Kenniff
    Keith Kenniff Hace 11 días +6

    When I was a teenager my dad took me to see elvin jones at the blue note in nyc. It was a magical and pivotal moment in my life and it forever cemented my love for drums and was instrumental in me wanting to becoming a professional musician. After the show he shook my hand and it was a moment I will never forget. I knew he was just a man with all of the faults of a human being but it also felt as if I were in the presence of something outside of ourselves and timeless.
    Just to note he had an *extremely* firm handshake.

    • Brian Forehand
      Brian Forehand Hace 5 días

      Awesome Keith yea the old masters had that ascended vibe

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días

      So cool!

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  • Martijn van Beek
    Martijn van Beek Hace 9 días +2

    I haven't listened to his music for a long long time but man, I still love it!

  • Robert Ford
    Robert Ford Hace 4 días +1

    Excellent video. What Ihas influenced me the most about his playing is filling in with triplets between the snare or toms and bass drum, against the jazz ride cymbal beat, especially on songs at slower tempos. Oriental Folk Song and Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum are great examples.

  • Terry Donegan
    Terry Donegan Hace 7 días

    What an amazing analyst, educator, presenter and Drummer you are Sir. thank you very much for your work

    MINOR RACKET Hace 5 días +2

    I’m not a drummer but this gets me thinking out of the box with rhythm 😮

  • ILove Music
    ILove Music Hace un día

    The most important thing to remember is that drums were Elvin's Second instrument. He was actually a guitarist.

  • Jeshurun Abinadab
    Jeshurun Abinadab Hace 5 días +1

    Rather you’re coming or going, all roads lead to Trane. People like to say Coltrane is the Jimi Hendrix of the saxophone, but no - Hendrix is the Coltrane of the electric guitar. Trane and his quartet are easily one of the most - if not THE most - influential bands to grace this Earth with their presence. No hyperbole.

  • David White
    David White Hace 3 días +1

    I never thought it was horrible. I knew it was genius from the start. Even when I was only into rock music

    TREY McLAMB Hace 4 días +1

    One drummer I can never quite wrap my head around, which makes listening to his work a continuous fascination. Bravo for taking this on, always interesting to hear someone analyze his style.

  • Pedro Santos
    Pedro Santos Hace 8 días

    Muito bom!
    Obrigado por esta pesquisa tão minuciosa e profunda!

  • Bill Strohler
    Bill Strohler Hace 5 días

    Very well done. Interesting and thought out. Definitely some albums to add my "to listen to"

  • Pedro Rodriguez
    Pedro Rodriguez Hace 2 días +1

    Simply great job you guys did, Congrats!! Elvin, the enlightened drummer.

  • Wen Bells
    Wen Bells Hace 16 horas

    I sometimes feel like I had an opposite introduction to Elvin compared to most people. I was in school for music business and jazz studies. Drumset was my focus instrument. I had a great professor named Skip Walker who studied at Berklee. He taught a jazz history class and I remember the day we learned about a Love Supreme. It piqued my curiosity like crazy and I listened to that album religiously. Elvin's style inevitably became engrained into my own because it was the first real example of jazz drumming that my brain ever soaked up. Now that I have a greater knowledge of jazz as a whole, I see why my professors used to give me a strange look when I told then A Love Supreme the first jazz that ever really grabbed me. When compared to Kind of Blue or Time Out, it's pretty out there and definitely not where most peoples' jazz journey begins, but because I had no frame of reference, it just sounded like music to me and I didn't analyze it as if it were "out there". 5 years later, it feels like Elvin was the realest teacher I ever had, and he died before I was even born. I'm so grateful that he existed and left his mark on the world.

  • Drummer J.L.H.
    Drummer J.L.H. Hace 2 días

    Never enjoyed most of Elvin's playing with his striking style. However, in '57, when he was with Bobby Jaspar, his drumming was more listenable. Too, his drumming with bassist Arron Bell's Orchestra was commendable. Elvin claimed his later drumming couldn't be understood by others. Maybe so, but instead of trying to change other people's misperceptions, he just plunged ahead and was very successful. I could imagine if I was called to play a wedding reception with a trio or quartet and played the gig like Elvin's playing with Trane, I'd be asked to pack-up and leave. I always played gigs complementing and enhancing the playing of other musicians on the stand; not soloing throughout a tune. There is a place and a desire though for Elvin's style, I guess...

  • slateman
    slateman Hace 11 días +2

    Really awesome and informative video, even as a non-drummer myself. I think my favorite Elvin solo is his solo on Joe Henderson's "Inner Urge".

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días

      Thanks! Love his solo on "Inner Urge"!

  • Tony La Forgia
    Tony La Forgia Hace 11 días +1

    Wonderfully done Brandon, Thank you for yet another in depth analysis of my favorite jazz drummer, the great Elvin Jones…

  • Andy Spofforth
    Andy Spofforth Hace 11 días +3

    Really excellent video,great analysis of a wonderful,innovative and sadly missed drummer from a talented musical family.Great in depth study and playing examples on a superb sounding kit....only gripe,lose the side angle camera shots ,so unnecessary,just makes the speaker look like he's on the wrong camera.

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  • Robert Kay
    Robert Kay Hace 11 días +4

    Yet another great video Brandon. I love seeing these inspirational drummers of some of my drummer heroes and the way you break down some of the simple, yet difficult techniques that are building blocks to better and better drumming. The R-L-K and L-R-K example in this video is a great example.Vids like this one got me interested in Drumeo and Drumeo has helped me improve so much in my drumming journey.

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días +1

      Thanks a lot, Robert! Appreciate your comment and so glad you're finding these videos helpful. Cheers!

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  • Bob Elchert
    Bob Elchert Hace 7 días +1

    Elvin's drumming on A Love Supreme is the reason I play the drums.

  • Mark Kasick
    Mark Kasick Hace 2 días +1

    His awesomeness is on full on display on one of My desert island top 10. Sonny Sharrock's "Ask the Ages".

  • Sebastien Courmont
    Sebastien Courmont Hace 5 días

    Thanks for the great video ! What a genious... After this watch, I would expect a new video about Christian Vander, uncategorisable drummer behind Magma music and the spiritual child of Elvin

  • david friedlaender
    david friedlaender Hace 11 días +3

    Thanks for a great Homage and to Elvin! some producers I hear would write " Play like Elvin" in the band notes to the drummer

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días

      Glad you enjoyed it, David!

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  • Michael Lang
    Michael Lang Hace 8 días

    Sonn Sharrock's album with Elvin is a masterpiece, Elvin certainly was a genius of the drums, an intellectual with control over time and space.

  • ITrazar
    ITrazar Hace 4 días +1

    For those who thinks that jazz drummers plays softly.
    Did they ever saw him play?.
    So much love and respect for Mr. Elvin Jones 🙏🙏❤‍🔥 ❤‍🔥 ❤‍🔥

  • Tate Davis
    Tate Davis Hace 10 días +1

    I’m a rock guy, and Elvin Jones is my favorite jazz drummer of all time.

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  • john reilly
    john reilly Hace 3 días +1

    Excellent presentation and illustration of the techniques Elvin used! I got to see the Jazz machine twice once at the Lighthouse and a few weeks later at the Village Vanguard! Around the holidays 1976.

  • Phillip King
    Phillip King Hace 11 días +3

    Overall, quite good. Great that you've made some of your youngest subscribers aware of his greatness, even those who may be resistant............

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  • Replicant
    Replicant Hace 6 días

    Great! I'll never forget seeing him at the Blue Note in NYC shortly before he passed. Cecil Taylor was guesting with The Jazz Machine. I was really curious to hear Elvin in this context. As I waited on line outside, occasionally music could heard from the band's first set. It was great. When I got in for the 2nd set, the lights dimmed and an announcement was made on the P.A.: "Ladies and Gentlemen, we now have a special presentation. A duet between Ceil Taylor and Elvin Jones." For about a 1/2 hour, it was 100% Cecil-style free jazz improv. Throughout the entirety, Elvin used only mallets on the kit. It was powerful to say the least.

  • Isaac Shrum
    Isaac Shrum Hace 7 días

    Drumeo, your content just keeps getting better and better. Enjoyable and informative. Great work here.

  • Scott Levy
    Scott Levy Hace 7 días

    So much respect for this. Well done.

  • Alexandre Mello
    Alexandre Mello Hace 4 días

    This is the foundation to one of my favorite contemporary jazz drummers' style: Bill Stewart.

  • kirkg811
    kirkg811 Hace 4 días +2

    You can hear Elvin Jones throughout the music of Jimi Hendrix because of Mitch Mitchell.

  • Dan Palazzese
    Dan Palazzese Hace 8 días +1

    Amazing! We want more jazz stuff especially Elvin!

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días +1

      Thanks, Dan! I've got lots of other jazz lessons in the Drumeo members area, too!

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  • Alvaro Cordova
    Alvaro Cordova Hace 4 días +1

    Magnificent portrait of Elvin the Master Brandon super cool.
    One little detail he also played CAMCO drums and was an endorser
    of Camco / Hoshino for a couple of years. Thanks.

  • M P
    M P Hace 7 días

    I saw jones with his jazz machine at the Berkley Jazz Festival ( I miss that so much) outdoor. He was bombastic and fun then. The man had no constraints at all.

  • Steven Rizner
    Steven Rizner Hace 11 días +7

    I learned that no matter how good I get, I’ve still got a lot to learn.

    • Ron Carter Bassist
      Ron Carter Bassist Hace 6 días +1

      And you'll still get better every time you practice :)

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      Drumeo  Hace 11 días +1

      It's a never-ending journey :)

  • 17Tomtac
    17Tomtac Hace 11 días +1

    This is fantastic content for someone doing a study on Elvin 10/10 👌 Thank you for your hard work

  • Michael Mintchev
    Michael Mintchev Hace 11 días +1

    Liked before even getting through the first minute. Thanks to all at Drumeo for all the jazz content!! This is amazing and we need more, even on Elvin! Maybe we can get Cobham back on !!

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  • Jonathan Ustin
    Jonathan Ustin Hace 10 días

    Nice video. Well researched, articulated, and executed. One correction: the emphasis of the "uh" of beats 2 & 4 on the cymbal actually creates resistance against the forward motion of the time rather than adding drive to the time feel. That's the most subtle, and one of the most fundamental aspects of Elvin's playing; his open, spacious time feel.

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  • MrGb1965
    MrGb1965 Hace 5 días

    Saw him in about ‘92, front row I think in a really small venue. Great stuff.

  • Rolf Wam Fjell
    Rolf Wam Fjell Hace 2 días +1

    More of this jazz historical wholesome level of content please. Well done!

  • algorhythm
    algorhythm Hace 11 días +1

    Thank you Drumeo! What a wonderful team you are and what incredible and important work you do.
    These videos such a gift to our musical community!

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días

      Thank you so much!

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  • musicsmile
    musicsmile Hace 11 días +1

    This is so wonderful! So many little cool nuggets from Elvin's playing. Thank you Drumeo!!!

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días +1

      @musicsmile - My pleasure! It's an honour to share the legacy of these drummers!

    • musicsmile
      musicsmile Hace 8 días +1

      And a personal thank you Brandon for highlighting 2 of my heros...Phil Collins and Neil Peart. Thanks for keeping me and my students inspired!

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días +1

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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  • James Sealy
    James Sealy Hace 5 días

    Love to seeing Drumeo cover all the classic jazz drummers who influenced are the influencers. Can Max Roach be next?

  • Blujay
    Blujay Hace 11 días +3

    I was blessed to see him live at Detroit's very intimate Baker's Keyboard Lounge in the 1970s. A unique and amazing player.

  • Jason Spears
    Jason Spears Hace 10 días +1

    Wow. A very well done tribute to the master. I have loved Elvin's playing since I was introduced to it in my early days of playing drums. I wish I could have seen him live. Thanks Brandon!

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días +1

      I wish I could've seen him live too. Glad you enjoyed the video!

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  • DrummanTV HG
    DrummanTV HG Hace 11 días +1

    This is one of the best Jazz drummer teaching method! Thanks Drumeo!

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  • Roy Jones
    Roy Jones Hace 4 días +1

    Elvin played like his life depended on it...two drummers Billy Cobham and Matt Garska

  • Joe Hamm
    Joe Hamm Hace 6 días +1

    This was fantastic! I have seen many of these clips before, and the way you all organized them along with the transcriptions was professional and valuable to Elvin’s legacy. I sent this to a few of my jazz studies students at Christopher Newport University where I’m an adjunct professor this semester as an artist in residence. Thank you for putting the time into making this, and congratulations on your work!

    • Joe Hamm
      Joe Hamm Hace 2 días

      @Brandon Toews are you in a band or working on your own music projects?

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 3 días +1

      Thank you, Joe!

  • Ignacio Cacace
    Ignacio Cacace Hace 7 días

    Great work bro. I really enjoyed it, thank you.

  • Fabio Bomme
    Fabio Bomme Hace 8 días +1

    My favorite drummer in time keeping, comping and lyricism. I ask you to make a video about my favorite drummer in soloing: Max Roach. Thank you for your work.

    • Brandon Toews
      Brandon Toews Hace 8 días +1

      Thanks, Fabio! I would love to make a video about Max.

  • Adruma Victoria
    Adruma Victoria Hace 11 días +9

    He was in Umboom with Warren Smith and Freddie Waits. At sixteen I met Elvin, one of his fingers was massive, his hands were trees. He such a cool spirit of strength and kindness.

  • Ben M
    Ben M Hace 6 días

    This was fascinating - thank you.

  • Hod Sarid Music
    Hod Sarid Music Hace 9 días +1

    I’ve been playing the drums professionally mainly in rock bands throughout the years, but only now begin to understand the brilliant minds of the founding fathers of the instrument. Thank you Drumeo for this well researched lesson, I learned a ton of new ideas. Already subscribed to the site and working with it daily, also with my students. Tnx guys keep it up!

  • Joshua Schmalstig
    Joshua Schmalstig Hace 11 días +6

    Extremely informational. Thank you!