Uncategorized Elvin Jones ‘Genesis’ July 9, 2019 View this post on Instagram The most overlooked, under-appreciated album in the Blue Note catalog that swings powerfully with a fearless sense of adventure. Elvin Jones ‘Genesis’ is a prime example of the old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, and I’m not sure if my crappy photo helps or hurts! This is high-intensity, interstellar post-bop delivered with near-telepathic elegance by the piano-less quintet of Elvin Jones (drums) Frank Foster (tenor sax/alto flute/alto clarinet) Joe Farell (tenor/soprano sax) David Leibman (tenor/soprano sax) and Gene Perla (bass). This is a truly FANTASTIC, far-reaching, inventive (not quite out-there enough to be considered avant garde) and multi-faceted set that packs a visceral wallop while blowing your mind. Listen to this one when you’re ready to LISTEN. And you’ll want a strong cup o’ coffee as your co-pilot. I can hear why Music Matters chose this (comparatively) obscure record to release amongst its library of classics: sonically, this record is a *BEAST*—the Notorious RVG was at the top of his game. And what is there to say about Elvin Jones except that listening to this record, he sounds like the mightiest drummer to walk the earth. Thunderous. Standout track: “Three Card Molly”. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 12 Feb 1971. #elvinjones# joefarrell #musicmattersjazz #frankfoster #davidleibman #geneperla A post shared by Syd Schwartz (@jazzandcoffee) on Jul 9, 2019 at 8:45am PDT #elvinjones#joefarrell#Music Matters#musicmattersjazz Post navigation ← Andrew!!! — The Music of Andrew Hill Duke Pearson ‘The Phantom’ → About Syd I’m Syd Schwartz, jazz vinyl enthusiast, digital marketing exec at Sony Music and Consigliere for the band Umphrey’s McGee. Posts here are ported from my Instagram feed @jazzandcoffee. DM me there if you’re looking to get in touch. View all posts by Syd → Leave a Reply Cancel reply CommentBasic HTML allowed. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.