Within a few years of leaving the John Coltrane Quartet, Elvin Jones became a very important bandleader. Due to his consistent brilliance and mastery of polyrhythms, the drummer always inspired his sidemen, bringing out a raw intensity in their playing that was not often heard in other settings. Produced by Duke Pearson, this 1968 date for Blue Note finds the master drummer in a pianoless trio with Joe Farrell (tenor & soprano saxophone, flute) and Jimmy Garrison (bass) performing a well balanced 6-track set comprised of three Garrison originals ("What Is This?," "Ascendant," "Sometimes Joie"), one from Farrell ("In the Truth") and a pair of standards ("Yesterdays," "We'll Be Together Again"). Musicians: Elvin Jones (drums) Joe Farrell (tenor & soprano saxophone, flute) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Features: • Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign • Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums • Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles • First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package • Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price • Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more Elvin Jones The Ultimate Track Listing: 1. In the Truth 2. What Is This? 3. Ascendant 4. Yesterdays 5. Sometimes Joie 6. We'll Be Together Again

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