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Elvin Jones Dies

Elvin Jones, the legendary drummer most famous for his contributions to John Coltrane’s classic, ’60s quartet, but who went on to record dozens of acclaimed albums as leader, died yesterday in Englewood, N.J. He had been suffering heart, liver and kidney problems for months. He was 76.

Despite his ailing health, Jones was seen playing on stage just a few weeks ago, with an oxygen tank on stage.

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