Ed Driscoll

THE GREAT ELVIN JONES, drummer

THE GREAT ELVIN JONES, drummer for John Coltrane’s quintet died, at age 76. For our take on one of the Coltrane quintet’s finest hours, click here and here.

Sadly, I never got to see Jones live. But I did see McCoy Tyner, Coltrane’s pianist, a couple of years ago at the Iridium Club in Manhattan. Not surprisingly, his playing is still world class.