Watch jazz legend Elvin Jones build a drum beat

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Good grief, the autoplay GIFs are annoying!

Genius, as expected. It’s magical, to me, to watch him play because I lose the beat occasionally, but I know that somewhere down deep in his head, there’s some kind of internal metronome ticking away and it’s all making sense. Very cool.


I had the chance to see him in Seattle about 15 years ago, but didn’t. Balls…

(I did see 90-year-old Roy Haynes over the summer, while that’s still possible – I missed out a few years earlier when I accidentally locked my keys in the car)

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