Elvin Jones And Richard Davis – Heavy Sounds

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One of Elvin Jones’ better CDs as a leader, HEAVY SOUNDS offers a plethora of aural pleasures. Whether it be Frank Foster’s creative tenor work, or Richard Davis’ fat, rounded double bass tone, this music really swings hard. With his sensitive, yet hard-hitting style, Jones himself is in superb form here. Highlights on HEAVY SOUNDS include a bass and drums duet version of “Summertime,” and the beautiful ballad, “Here’s That Rainy Day.” On the former, Jones plays a particularly moving solo using timpani mallets. Jones also plays guitar (his first and only time) on this album–his old-fashioned delta blues style ain’t half bad.

Tracklist

01. Raunchy Rita
02. Shiny Stockings
03. M.E.
04. Summertime
05. Elvin’s Guitar Blues
06. Here’s That Rainy Day

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