Posted: May 25, 2004
May 19, 2004
Elvin Jones, Jazz Drummer With Coltrane, Dies at 76
By PETER KEEPNEWS
Elvin Jones, whose explosive drumming powered the John Coltrane Quartet, the most influential and controversial jazz ensemble of the 1960's, died yesterday in Englewood, N.J. He was 76 and lived in Manhattan and Nagasaki, Japan.
Mr. Jones's death, which came after several months of failing health, was announced by John DeChristopher, director of artist relations for the Avedis Zildjian Company, maker of Mr. ...