Elvin Jones, by the Numbers

Not that we’re complaining or anything, but Yahoo!’s finance page is one strange-ass place to post a really good bio of Elvin Jones. And like a good financial report, it’s big on the stats:

  • Jones had a 60-year career.
  • He began playing drums at age 2.
  • He got his first kit at age 13 and played his first pro gig at 14.
  • At one point, he practiced up to 12 hours a day.
  • He released around 50 albums as a leader.
  • He recorded over 500 albums in all.

Yeah, dude was definitely a slacker.

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