Elvin Jones

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Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was a jazz drummer of the post-bop era. He showed an interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family's home in Pontiac, Michigan.

He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1949 and subsequently played in a Detroit houseband led by Billy Mitchell. He moved to New York in 1955 and worked as a sideman for Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis.

From 1960 to 1966 he was a member of the John Coltrane quartet (along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano), a celebrated recording phase, appearing on such albums as A Love Supreme. Following his work with Coltrane, Jones led several small groups, some under the name The Elvin Jones Jazz Machine. His brothers Hank Jones and Thad Jones were also jazz musicians with whom he recorded.

Drumstick Collection

Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 4.

(0309-0310) Elvin Jones - Pro-Mark Elvin Jones signature drumsticks.
(0307-0308) Elvin Jones - Pro-Mark Elvin Jones signature drumsticks.
(xxxx) Elvin Jones - Pro-Mark Elvin Jones signature drumsticks (not in collection yet).

Drumstick Price Guide

Drumstick Price Guide
Date Drummer Condition Model Transaction Deal Type Price
2013-11-28 Elvin Jones Used Promark signature model drumstick (pair), authenticated [1] eBay Auction Market SOLD 75.00
2014-01-02 Elvin Jones Used Promark signature model drumstick (pair), authenticated [1] eBay Auction Market SOLD 75.00
2014-01-18 Elvin Jones Used Promark signature model drumstick (pair), authenticated [1] eBay Auction Market SOLD 75.00
2014-03-09 Elvin Jones Used Promark signature model drumstick (pair), authenticated [1] eBay Auction Market SOLD 75.00
2014-03-14 Elvin Jones Used Promark signature model drumstick (pair), authenticated [1] eBay Auction Low/Market SOLD 65.00
2014-03-14 Elvin Jones Used Promark signature model drumstick (pair), authenticated [1] eBay Auction Low/Market SOLD 65.00

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 From the world renown Donn's Drum Vault collection. I had the extreme good fortune to acquire virtually all of Elvin Jones' drum gear after he passed in 2004. Virtually every drum, cymbal, stick and brush that he used throughout the last 4 decades were saved and stored in his New York apartment building. This pair of Elvin Jones Pro Mark signature model drumsticks were owned and used by Elvin Jones between 1990 and 2004. These are the real deal. Not a replica. These are Elvin Jones' actual stage used drumsticks. I have 10 pairs of these sticks. All are stage used and show signs of use. Sticks are all the exact same model but the rim marks and wear patterns will very vary slightly slightly from the sticks in photos. Logos and printed signature are intact and easily readable on all sticks. Includes COA signed by seller and Elvin’s wife. Authenticity is guaranteed. Donn Bennett Drum Studio is one of the most well respected dealers of rare and vintage drum gear in the world.