The Prime Element

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The Prime Element
Elvin Jones – The Prime Element.jpg
Studio album by Elvin Jones
Released 1976
Recorded March 14, 1969 (#C1-D2)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
July 24 & 26, 1973 (#A1-B2)
A&R Recording Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 83:00
Label Blue Note
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Prime Element is a jazz album by jazz drummer Elvin Jones, originally released in 1976 as part of the "Blue Note Re-issue Series". The pieces compiled here were recorded in 1969 and 1973. The tracks from 1973 (#A1 to #B2) would be included on At This Point in Time in 1998. The remainder can only be found on the eight-disc Mosaic compilation The Complete Blue Note Elvin Jones Sessions, issued in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "At This Point in Time" (Frank Foster) – 7:34
  2. "Currents/Pollen" (Gene Perla, D. Garcia) – 11:13
Side B
  1. "The Prime Element" (Omar Clay) – 8:19
  2. "Whims of Bal" (Clay) – 12:24
Side C
  1. "Inner Space" (Chick Corea) - 6:32
  2. "Once I Loved [O Amor Em Paz]" (Jobim, De Moraez) - 6:22
  3. "Raynay" (Elvin Jones) - 7:57
Side D
  1. "Champagne Baby" (Joe Farrell) - 11:26
  2. "Dido Afrique" (Jones) - 11:13

Recorded on March 14, 1969 (#C1-D2), July 24 (#B1-B2) and July 26 (#A1-A2), 1973.


Tracks A1-B2

Tracks C1-D2