Movie: Elvin Jones – Jazz Machine

Elvin Jones has been called “the world’s greatest rhythmic drummer” (Life magazine) and “Mother Earth coming alive with syncopation” (Louis Bellson). Filmed in 1991 at the Stuttgart Theaterhaus this concert serves to confirm the above praise. Jones’ thunderous drumming powers the Jazz Machine, with veteran Sonny Fortune on tenor saxophone and flute, Ravi Coltrane (son of John) on soprano saxophone, Willie Pickens on piano and Chip Jackson on bass. The concert highlight is a reworking of a traditional Japanese folk song “Doll of the Bride”.

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All films are shown at the Beecroft Art Gallery
Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX.
2pm Entrance free

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