Sunday, November 25, 2007

Elvin Jones Trio "Live at Tivoli", 1968

This set of 4 tunes, recorded at the Tivoli Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark in October, 1968, was found buried in the Danish archives for 39 years. It is living proof of just how underrated saxophonist Joe Farrell really was, plus an attest to Elvin Jones' visionary choice of band mates for his trio: It also features the inimitable Jimmy Garrison on bass, and fine soloing by Elvin himself, save for his bass drum creeping away from him from time to time. What drummers had to put up with in those days!
- Davidaron