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. Puttin' It Together has Jones and Jimmy Garrison (Coltrane's longtime bassist) pushing Joe Farrell into some of the most intense and inventive playing of his career.
Farrell, equally skilled on tenor, soprano and flute, often shakes the walls of the studio with his passionate solos, and he proves very much up to the challenge of playing with Elvin Jones. The results are some of the finest music recorded in 1968, and a late-period Blue Note classic.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.See more Elvin Jones records here