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ELVIN JONES @ Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood (B&W, circa 1980's) | Limited Edition Photography


ELVIN JONES @ Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood (B&W, circa 1980's)

Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era. He showed an interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family's home in Pontiac, Michigan. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1949 and subsequently played in a Detroit house band led by Billy Mitchell. He moved to New York City in 1955 and worked as a sideman for Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis.

From 1960 to 1966, he was a member of the John Coltrane quartet (along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano), a celebrated recording phase, appearing on such albums as A Love Supreme and Live at Birdland. Following his work with Coltrane, Jones led several small groups, some under the name The Elvin Jones Jazz Machine. His brothers Hank Jones and Thad Jones were also jazz musicians with whom he recorded.[1] He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1995.

Limited Edition Photography (Edition 1 of 1) by Photographer STEVE BANKS

Size: 16" x 20" including Matte | Silver Gelatin Print

Silver Gelatin Print:
Introduced in the 1870s, this is the most common of all printing processes in which paper is coated with gelatin that contains light sensitive silver salts. This is the standard contemporary black and white print method used today and is also referred to as a silver gelatin print, or simply as a silver print.

Curated by Photographer Steve Banks and Mr. Musichead gallery owner Sam Milgrom to benefit Catalina Jazz Club's GoFundMe.

ADDED BONUS: With your purchase, you will receive a complimentary "Eat, Shop & Play" Reusable Tote Bag courtesy of West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Athens Services. #SaveOurStages

Steve Banks has been an award winning photographer, photojournalist and photographic designer for over 30 years. Over the years, his work has been seen in leading magazines and newspapers as well as multiple television series and documentaries. Steve’s work is also included in permanent collections of many world famous museums such as The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. His critically acclaimed 1994 book Janis’ Garden Party is considered the ultimate in black and white documentary
photography. As a noted concert and club photographer, Steve has won numerous awards throughout his long career.

Established in June of 1998, Mr Musichead Gallery was the first institution in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to the art and visual history of music. Located in the landmark Valdez Guitar Factory building, across the street from Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard. Our gallery specializes in a finely-curated selection of artwork from every genre of music. Mr Musichead’s inventory of fine art includes everything from original photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media, as well as limited edition silkscreen prints and vintage concert posters. Whether our clients are looking to acquire a small artwork, a gift, or an ultra-rare, one of a kind piece, we offer a jewel for every collection! For more info about framing, call Gallery Director Kim Smyth at Mr. Musichead Gallery (323) 876-0042

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