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He's soooooooooo underrated. But just listening to Elvin's drum fills on SNE is just... other worldly?
Yeah Elvin is an absolute master. I have been in a deep dive on him for a few months now, and tomorrow after some coffee, I’ll post a longer piece about his playing. But for now, if you have access to it, check out his playing on Larry Young’s album Unity, particularly the song Monk’s Dream. Elvin’s solo is loose; it switches subdivisions without any hiccups; and, what’s so amazing: he plays the song - the band kicks right back in with him because he solos over the form of the tune, in time. He is definitely other worldly.
 
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Yeah Elvin is an absolute master. I have been in a deep dive on him for a few months now, and tomorrow after some coffee, I’ll post a longer piece about his playing. But for now, if you have access to it, check out his playing on Lester Young’s album Unity, particularly the song Monk’s Dream. Elvin’s solo is loose; it switches subdivisions without any hiccups; and, what’s so amazing: he plays the song - the band kicks right back in with him because he solos over the form of the tune, in time. He is definitely other worldly.
Crazy imagining Elvin's work behind a guy like Prez who hailed from a different era. Yet, strangely, in my mind it works. Like how Mingus and Max Roach worked with Ellington. Rhythmically more adventurous guys forcing more formal dudes to really unleash.
 
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