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Different Drummer: Elvin Jones
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"Colors of Sound"
In an excerpt from the 1979 documentary "Different Drummer: Elvin Jones" Elvin explains his craft beginning with the correlation between sound and color.
It's great to hear drummers talk about their craft.
This documentary film produced and directed for PBS by Ed Gray focuses mainly on Jones' development as a musician.
This segment starts with a fascinating description of how Jones visually perceives sounds and rhythms.
It's a phenomenon known as synesthesia that many musicians experience, allowing them to see sound as well as hear it.
That's how we grow.