Live at the Lighthouse (Elvin Jones album)

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Live at the Lighthouse
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Live album by Elvin Jones
Released Early January 1973[1]
Recorded September 9, 1972
Lighthouse Café, Hermosa Beach
Genre Jazz
Length 74:13
Label Blue Note
BN-LA 015-G2
Producer George Butler
Elvin Jones chronology
Mr. Jones
Live at the Lighthouse
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Live at the Lighthouse is a live album by jazz drummer Elvin Jones featuring performances recorded in 1972 at the Lighthouse Café in California, and released on the Blue Note label.[2] The album was originally released as a double LP and subsequently released on two CDs with additional material.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars calling it "Exciting and adventurous music that stretches the boundaries of modal hard bop jazz".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

Volume One
  1. "Fancy Free" (Donald Byrd) - 21:06
  2. "New Breed" (Dave Liebman) - 12:06
  3. "Small One" (Liebman) - 7:09 Bonus track on CD reissue
  4. "Sambra" (Gene Perla) - 13:12
  5. "My Ship" (Ira Gershwin, Kurt Weill) - 8:52
  6. "Taurus People" (Farouq Daweud) - 6:17 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "For All Those Other Times / Announcement" (Perla) - 5:40 Bonus track on CD reissue
Volume Two
  1. "Happy Birthday" - 0:50
  2. "Sweet Mama" (Perla) - 15:30
  3. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf) - 11:37 Bonus track on CD reissue
  4. "The Children, Save the Children" (Don Garcia) - 7:58
  5. "Brite Piece" (Liebman) - 13:19 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "The Children's Merry-Go-Round March" (Elvin Jones) - 28:30 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 20, 1973
  2. ^ Elvin Jones discography accessed January 17, 2011
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 30, 2010