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Elvin Jones

Elvin Jones & Richard Davis: Heavy Sounds LP (Verve By Request Series)

Elvin Jones

Impulse!, 1968

Recorded for Impulse in 1967, a session originally intended to be a trio date morphed into an 11 ½-minute duet on “Summertime” between drummer Jones and bassist Davis when the guitarist did not appear. The following day, saxophonist Frank Foster and pianist Billy Greene joined in to round out the rest of the cuts including “Elvin’s Guitar Blues,” which features Jones’ only recorded guitar performance.


Side A

  1. Raunchy Rita
  2. Shiny Stockings
  3. M. E.

Side B

  1. Summertime
  2. Elvin's Guitar Blues
  3. Here's That Rainy Day

Verve By Request Series features 180-gram vinyl, pressed at Third Man in Detroit.