Elvin Jones discography

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This is the discography for the American jazz musician, Elvin Jones.

As leader/co-leader[1][edit]

Recorded Album Personnel Label
1958 Keepin' Up with the Joneses The Jones Brothers: Thad Jones, Hank Jones with Eddie Jones MetroJazz
1961 Together! Philly Joe Jones, Blue Mitchell, Curtis Fuller, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers Atlantic
1961 Elvin! Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Art Davis, Hank Jones, Thad Jones Riverside
1963 Illumination! Jimmy Garrison, Prince Lasha, Sonny Simmons, Charles Davis, McCoy Tyner Impulse!
1965 Dear John C. Richard Davis, Hank Jones, Roland Hanna, Charlie Mariano Impulse!
1965 And Then Again J. J. Johnson, Frank Wess, Charles Davis, Don Friedman, Paul Chambers, Thad Jones, Hank Jones, Art Davis Atlantic
1966 Midnight Walk Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Dollar Brand, Steve James, Don Moore Atlantic
1967 Heavy Sounds Richard Davis, Frank Foster, Billy Greene Impulse!
1968 Live at the Village Vanguard Wilbur Little, George Coleman, Marvin Peterson Enja
1968 Puttin' It Together Joe Farrell, Jimmy Garrison Blue Note
1968 The Ultimate Jimmy Garrison, Joe Farrell Blue Note
1969 Poly-Currents George Coleman, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, Wilbur Little, Candido Camero, Fred Tompkins Blue Note
1970 Coalition George Coleman, Frank Foster, Wilbur Little, Candido Camero, Blue Note
1971 Genesis Gene Perla, Frank Foster, Dave Liebman, Joe Farrell Blue Note
1971 Merry-Go-Round Dave Liebman, Steve Grossman, Joe Farrell, Chick Corea, Jan Hammer, Don Alias, Gene Perla Blue Note
1971 Elvin Jones Live: The Town Hall Gene Perla, Chick Corea, Joe Farrell, Frank Foster PM Records
1972 Mr. Jones Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, Dave Liebman, Jan Hammer, Gene Perla Blue Note
1972 Live at the Lighthouse Dave Liebman, Steve Grossman, Gene Perla Blue Note
1973 At This Point in Time Steve Grossman, Pepper Adams, Jan Hammer Blue Note
1973 The Prime Element George Coleman, Joe Farrell, Lee Morgan, Pepper Adams, Steve Grossman, Frank Foster Blue Note
1975 Mr. Thunder Steve Grossman, Roland Prince, Milton Suggs, Luis Agudo, Sjunne Ferger East West
1975 Elvin Jones is "On the Mountain" Jan Hammer, Gene Perla PM
1975 New Agenda Steve Grossman, Roland Prince, Dave Williams Vanguard
1976 The Main Force Ryo Kawasaki, Al Dailey, Dave Liebman Vanguard
1976 Summit Meeting James Moody, Clark Terry, Bunky Green, Roland Prince Vanguard
1977 Time Capsule Bunky Green, Kenny Barron, Angel Allende, Ryo Kawasaki, Frank Wess, Milt Hinton, Frank Foster, George Coleman, Junie Booth Vanguard
1978 Remembrance Pat LaBarbera, Michael Stuart, Roland Prince, Andy McCloud III MPS
1978 Elvin Jones Music Machine Frank Foster, Pat LaBarbera, Roland Prince, Andy McCloud III Mark Levison (Japan)
1978 Live in Japan 1978: Dear John C. Frank Foster, Pat LaBarbera, Roland Prince, Andy McCloud III Trio (Japan)
1978 Elvin Jones Jazz Machine Live in Japan Vol. 2 Frank Foster, Pat LaBarbera, Roland Prince, Andy McCloud III Trio (Japan)
1979 Very R.A.R.E. Art Pepper, Sir Roland Hanna, Richard Davis (bassist) Trio (Japan)
1980 Soul Train Andrew White, Richard "Ari" Brown, Marvin Horne, Andy McCloud III Denon
1980 Heart to Heart Tommy Flanagan, Richard Davis Denon
1982 Earth Jones Kenny Kirkland, Dave Liebman, Terumasa Hino, George Mraz Palo Alto
1982 Love & Peace McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Richard Davis Trio (Japan)
1982 Brother John Kenny Kirkland, Reggie Workman, Pat LaBarbera Palo Alto
1984 Live at the Village Vanguard Volume One Frank Foster, Pat LaBarbera, Fumio Karashima, Chip Jackson Landmark
1985 Elvin Jones Jazz Machine Live at Pit Inn Sonny Fortune, Pat LaBarbera, Fumio Karashima, Richard Davis Polydor (Japan)
1990 Power Trio John Hicks, Cecil McBee Novus
1990 When I Was at Aso-Mountain Sonny Fortune, Takehisa Tanaka, Cecil McBee Enja
1991 In Europe Sonny Fortune, Ravi Coltrane, Willie Pickens, Chip Jackson Enja
1992 Youngblood Joshua Redman, Javon Jackson, Nicholas Payton, George Mraz Enja
1992 Going Home Willie Pickens, Ravi Coltrane, Kent Jordan, Brad Jones, Nicholas Payton Enja
1992 Tribute to John Coltrane "A Love Supreme" Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Reginald Veal Columbia (Japan)
1993 It Don't Mean a Thing Nicholas Payton, Sonny Fortune, Delfeayo Marsalis, Willie Pickens, Cecil McBee, Kevin Mahogany Enja
1998 Momentum Space Cecil Taylor, Dewey Redman Verve
1999 The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note Darren Barrett, Robin Eubanks, Carlos McKinney, Michael Brecker Half Note

As sideman[2][edit]

Recorded Album Leader Label
1948 Swing...Not Spring! Billy Mitchell Savoy Records
1955 Blue Moods Miles Davis Debut Records
1956 Farmer's Market Art Farmer New Jazz
1956 J Is for Jazz J. J. Johnson Columbia Records
1957 After the Party's Over Aaron Bell RCA Victor
1957 Overseas Tommy Flanagan Prestige
1957 Paul Chambers Quintet Paul Chambers Blue Note
1957 Dial J. J. 5 J. J. Johnson Columbia
1957 The Cool Sound of Pepper Adams Pepper Adams Regent
1957 Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell Prestige
1957 Night at the Village Vanguard Sonny Rollins Blue Note
1957 Mad Thad Thad Jones Period
1957 Olio Thad Jones and the Prestige All Stars Prestige
1957 Roots Idrees Sulieman and the Prestige All Stars New Jazz
1958 Mal/3: Sounds Mal Waldron Prestige
1958 Reflections Steve Lacy New Jazz
1958 The Pepper-Knepper Quintet Pepper Adams and Jimmy Knepper MetroJazz
1958 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot Pepper Adams Riverside
1958 Keepin' Up With The Joneses Thad Jones Metrojazz
1958 Soul Stirrin' Bennie Green Blue Note
1958 Porgy and Bess Hank Jones Capitol
1959 All the Gin Is Gone Jimmy Forrest Delmark Records
1959 Destry Rides Again Randy Weston United Artists
1959 Sliding Easy Curtis Fuller United Artists
1959 Brass Shout Art Farmer United Artists
1959 Black Forrest Jimmy Forrest Delmark Records
1959 Great Jazz Standards Gil Evans World Pacific
1959 Sketches of Spain Miles Davis Columbia Records
1959 Motor City Scene Thad Jones United Artists
1960 Stringsville Harry Lookofsky Collectables
1960 Keep Swingin' Julian Priester Riverside Records
1960 Coltrane Plays the Blues John Coltrane Atlantic
1960 Coltrane's Sound John Coltrane Atlantic
1960 My Favorite Things John Coltrane Atlantic
1961 Out Of The Cool Gil Evans Impulse!
1961 Preminado Barry Harris Riverside Records
1961 Coltrane Jazz (only on 1 track) John Coltrane Atlantic
1961 Africa/Brass John Coltrane Impulse!
1961 Live! at the Village Vanguard John Coltrane Impulse!
1961 A Story Tale Clifford Jordan and Sonny Red Jazzland
1961 Into Something Yusef Lateef New Jazz
1961 Motion Lee Konitz Verve
1962 Ready for Freddie Freddie Hubbard Blue Note
1962 Pony's Express Pony Poindexter Epic
1962 Duke Ellington & John Coltrane John Coltrane, Duke Ellington Impulse!
1962 Ballads John Coltrane Impulse!
1962 Coltrane John Coltrane Impulse!
1962 Inception McCoy Tyner Impulse!
1963 Today and Tomorrow McCoy Tyner Impulse!
1963 Conflict Jimmy Woods Contemporary
1963 Here's Love Hank Jones Argo
1963 Impressions John Coltrane Impulse!
1963 Both Directions at Once: the Lost Album John Coltrane Impluse!
1963 John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman John Coltrane Impulse!
1963 Live at Birdland John Coltrane Impulse!
1964 Crescent John Coltrane Impulse!
1964 A Love Supreme John Coltrane Impulse!
1964 Judgment! Andrew Hill Blue Note
1964 Stan Getz & Bill Evans Stan Getz, Bill Evans Verve
1964 Bob Brookmeyer and Friends Bob Brookmeyer Verve
1964 Night Dreamer Wayne Shorter Blue Note
1964 JuJu Wayne Shorter Blue Note
1964 Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter Blue Note
1964 McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington McCoy Tyner Impulse!
1964 Matador Grant Green Blue Note
1964 Street of Dreams Grant Green Blue Note
1964 Solid Grant Green Blue Note
1964 Talkin' About! Grant Green Blue Note
1964 In 'N Out Joe Henderson Blue Note
1964 Inner Urge Joe Henderson Blue Note
1964 Into Somethin' Larry Young Blue Note
1964 The Individualism of Gil Evans Gil Evans Verve
1965 Unity Larry Young Blue Note
1965 Rip, Rig and Panic Roland Kirk Limelight
1965 I Want to Hold Your Hand Grant Green Blue Note
1965 The John Coltrane Quartet Plays John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 Om John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 New Thing at Newport John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 Transition John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 First Meditations John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 Living Space John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 Sun Ship John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 Meditations John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 Kulu Sé Mama John Coltrane Impulse!
1965 Live at the Half Note: One Down, One Up John Coltrane Impulse!
1966 Live In Seattle John Coltrane Impulse!
1966 East Broadway Run Down Sonny Rollins Impulse!
1966 Blue Spirits Freddie Hubbard Blue Note
1967 The Lee Konitz Duets Lee Konitz Milestone
1967 The Real McCoy McCoy Tyner Blue Note
1967 Sunshine of My Soul Jaki Byard Prestige
1968 Lady Coryell Larry Coryell Vanguard Records
1968 New York Is Now! Ornette Coleman Blue Note
1968 Love Call Ornette Coleman Blue Note
1968 Encounter! Pepper Adams Prestige
1969 Feeling Free Barney Kessel Contemporary
1969 Please Send Me Someone to Love Phineas Newborn, Jr. Contemporary
1969 Harlem Blues Phineas Newborn, Jr. Contemporary
1969 Blues in Orbit Gil Evans Enja
1970 Extensions McCoy Tyner Blue Note
1971 Outback Joe Farrell CTI
1972 The Loud Minority Frank Foster Mainstream
1973 Capra Black Billy Harper Strata-East
1974 I Love You Elek Bacsik Bob Thiele Music
1975 Trident McCoy Tyner Milestone
1975 The Peacocks Stan Getz and Jimmie Rowles Columbia
1976 Together Oregon Vanguard Records
1976 The Trip Art Pepper Contemporary
1976 Back Home Phineas Newborn, Jr. Contemporary
1977 Eclypso / Confirmation Tommy Flanagan Enja
1977 Well Water Frank Foster Piadrum (released 2007)
1977 Beyond the Rain Chico Freeman Contemporary
1977 Something for Lester Ray Brown Contemporary
1977 Thursday Night at the Village Vanguard Art Pepper Contemporary
1977 Friday Night at the Village Vanguard Art Pepper Contemporary
1977 Saturday Night at the Village Vanguard Art Pepper Contemporary
1977 More for Les at the Village Vanguard Art Pepper Contemporary
1980 Super-Session Tommy Flanagan Enja
1981 Rejoice Pharoah Sanders Theresa
1982 Big Jim's Tango Bennie Wallace Enja
1987 But Beautiful Lew Soloff King Records
1987 Magical Trio 2 James Williams Emarcy
1989 The Truth is Spoken Here Marcus Roberts BMG Music
1990 Special Quartet David Murray DIW/Columbia
1991 African Exchange Student Kenny Garrett Atlantic
1991 Ask the Ages Sonny Sharrock Axiom
1991 Me And Mr. Jones Javon Jackson Criss Cross
1993 Upon Reflection - The Music Of Thad Jones Hank Jones Verve
1993 One For Namesake Robert Hurst DIW
1995 Into The Frying Pan Greg Packham Packed Records
1995 After the Rain John McLaughlin Verve
1995 The Main Ingredient Shirley Horn Verve
1997 Awesome! James Williams DIW
1998 Trio Fascination: Edition One Joe Lovano Blue Note
1999 Jones for Elvin - Volumes 1 and 2 Steve Griggs Hip City Music
1999 Time Is of the Essence Michael Brecker Verve
2000 Stefano di Battista Stefano di Battista Blue Note
2001 With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones Bill Frisell Nonesuch Records
2002 Autumn Leaves The Great Jazz Trio Eighty-Eight's
2002 Someday My Prince Will Come The Great Jazz Trio Eighty-Eight's
2002 Collaboration The Great Jazz Trio Eighty-Eight's



  1. ^ Elivin Jones Catalog - album index, accessed December 7, 2017
  2. ^ Elivin Jones Catalog - album index, accessed December 7, 2017
  3. ^ "Elvin Jones Albums and Discography @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2016-08-03.