Heavy Sounds

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Heavy Sounds
Heavy Sounds.jpg
Studio album by Elvin Jones & Richard Davis
Released 1967
Recorded June 19 & 20, 1967
Genre Jazz
Length 41:21
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Elvin Jones chronology
Midnight Walk
(1966)Midnight Walk1966
Heavy Sounds
Live at the Village Vanguard
(1968)Live at the Village Vanguard1968
Richard Davis chronology
Heavy Sounds
(1967) Heavy Sounds1967
Muses for Richard Davis
(1969) Muses for Richard Davis1969

Heavy Sounds is an album by American jazz drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Richard Davis recorded in 1967 and released on the Impulse! label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "The music is essentially advanced hard bop but is not all that essential".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Raunchy Rita" (Frank Foster) - 11:35
  2. "Shiny Stockings" (Foster) - 5:13
  3. "M.E." (Billy Greene) - 2:40
  4. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 11:37
  5. "Elvin's Guitar Blues" (Elvin Jones) - 3:29
  6. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 7:02
  • Recorded at RCA Recording Studio, New York City, on June 19 (#4) & 20, 1967.



  1. ^ Elvin Jones discography accessed January 18, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Heavy Sounds – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 59. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.