Elvin!

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Elvin!
Studio album by Elvin Jones
Released 1962
Recorded July 11 & December 27, 1961 and January 3, 1962
Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:50
Label Riverside
RLP 409
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Elvin Jones chronology
Together!
(1961)
Elvin!
(1961-62)
Illumination!
(1963)

Elvin! is a jazz album by drummer Elvin Jones recorded in 1961 and 1962 and released on the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "straight-ahead with a strong Count Basie feel. Jones is still recognizable on the fairly obscure material (only "You Are Too Beautiful" qualifies as a standard) and shows that he can cook in the fairly conventional setting. All of the musicians are in fine form" and awarded the album 3½ stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Elvin Jones except as indicated

  1. "Lady Luck" (Jones, Frank Wess) - 6:19
  2. "Buzz-At" - 6:31
  3. "Shadowland" (Sara Cassey) - 4:06
  4. "Pretty Brown" (Ernie Wilkins) - 3:30
  5. "Ray-El" - 8:03
  6. "Four and Six" (Oliver Nelson) - 5:01
  7. "You Are Too Beautiful" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 4:20

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elvin Jones discography accessed April 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 24, 2012