Puttin' It Together

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Puttin' It Together
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Studio album by Elvin Jones Trio
Released September 1968[1]
Recorded April 8, 1968
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 41:36
Label Blue Note
BST 84282
Producer Duke Pearson
Elvin Jones chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 1
(1968)Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 11968
Puttin' It Together
The Ultimate
(1968)The Ultimate1968

Puttin' It Together is an album by American jazz drummer Elvin Jones, his first effort for Blue Note as a leader. It was recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.[2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Joe Farrell did some of his finest playing while with drummer Elvin Jones' trio during 1968-69... With Jones pushing him and Garrison sounding quite advanced, Farrell was consistently inspired to play at the peak of his creativity".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reza" (Ruy Guerra, Edu Lobo) - 7:14
  2. "Sweet Little Maia" (Jimmy Garrison) - 7:54
  3. "Keiko's Birthday March" (Elvin Jones) - 6:55
  4. "Village Greene" (Billy Greene) - 5:13
  5. "Jay-Ree" (Joe Farrell) - 3:52
  6. "For Heaven's Sake" (Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer) - 5:10
  7. "Ginger Bread Boy" (Jimmy Heath) - 5:18



  1. ^ Schwann Monthly Guide to Stereo Records, 1970
  2. ^ Elvin Jones discography accessed December 1, 2010
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2010
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 113. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.