Elvin Jones 1 of 3
Dupont May 19, 04
What I remember most is I never could play Coltrane's "Live at Birdland" low enough for my mother. She always seemed to think that particular record of all those my brothers and I played was too loud. I'd blame Elvin with that low-pitched intensity. Not sure it was volume so much as a sense of the unknown, a rumble that agitated the soul.

Next to that album I most loved his work with Konitz on "Motion." Coltrane and Jones seemed kindred spirits; Konitz and Jones seemed opposite spirits, who proved strangely complementary. Certainly one of the best albums either of them ever waxed.

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