The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note

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The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note
Live album by Elvin Jones
Released 2004
Recorded September 11 & 12, 1999
Blue Note Jazz Club, Greenwich Village, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 60:54
Label Half Note
HN 4519
Elvin Jones chronology
Momentum Space
(1998)
The Truth: Heard Live at the Half Note
(1999)

The Truth: Heard Live at the Half Note is a live album by jazz drummer Elvin Jones recorded in 1999 and released on the Half Note label in 2004.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "All of the musicians are in top form and were clearly inspired to be playing with Elvin Jones. Although falling short of being a classic, this set has many bright moments".[1] The All About Jazz review stated "The Truth is one of Jones' last recorded performances, certainly his last as a leader. It is a fitting epitaph to an artist who inspired legions of drummers and, with Coltrane, helped push forward the boundaries of modern music. He is missed"[2] The JazzTimes review stated "Recorded in 1999, when he was at full strength, this was a night for hard blowing at the Blue Note... The Truth preserves one ordinary night in a club among thousands in the career of Elvin Jones, and it is important enough".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Elvin Jones except as indicated

  1. "E.J.'s Blues" - 8:13
  2. "Straight No Chaser" (Thelonious Monk) - 7:35
  3. "Body and Soul" (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 9:53
  4. "Truth" (Keiko Jones) - 7:25
  5. "A Lullaby of Itsugo Village" (Traditional) - 7:40
  6. "Wise One" (John Coltrane) - 12:16
  7. "Three Card Molly" - 7:52

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 1, 2012
  2. ^ Kelman, J. Album Review, All About Jazz, October 13, 2004
  3. ^ Conrad, T. Album Review, JazzTimes, January/February 2005
  4. ^ "The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note Allmusic Credits". Retrieved 18 April 2013.