Genesis (Elvin Jones album)

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Studio album by Elvin Jones
Released September 1971[1]
Recorded February 12, 1971
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 39:12
Label Blue Note
BST 84369
Producer Francis Wolff, George Butler
Elvin Jones chronology

Genesis is an album by American jazz drummer Elvin Jones recorded in 1971 and released on the Blue Note label.[2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Elvin Jones' band had expanded during 1969-71 from a pianoless trio to a three-horn quintet... it would not be an overstatement to call this a powerful unit... the musicians take long, heated solos that straddle the boundary between hard bop and the avant-garde. Their album has plenty of invigorating music".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "P.P. Phoenix" (Gene Perla) - 5:00
  2. "For All the Other Times" (Perla) - 10:07
  3. "Slumber" (Dave Liebman) - 5:32
  4. "Three Card Molly" (Elvin Jones) - 8:27
  5. "Cecilia Is Love (Frank Foster) - 10:06



  1. ^ Billboard Sept 18, 1971
  2. ^ Elvin Jones discography accessed December 3, 2010
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 3, 2010