Elvin is at the heart of music that I yearn to hear. Passion and intensity balanced perfectly with sensitivity and wisdom, Elvin’s playing brings excitement and serenity simultaneously. Like a free dance where we are always in contact but never collide, interacting musically with Elvin is magically effortless.
Elvin talks to me through his drums. Rim shots from his snare shout affirmations. Rhythms from his cymbal domes beckon me to dance. Shifting grooves keep me living in the moment. Rolling crescendos are a bear hug lifting me off my feet. His mallets cry, “Love!” His brushes whisper, “Peace.”
Centered, direct, joyous, wise, playful, and deep, Elvin’s presence takes music (and life) to a more enjoyable plane. I will always have a Jones for Elvin.