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Puttin' It Together is an album by American jazz drummer Elvin Jones, his first effort for Blue Note as a leader. It was recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.[2]

Puttin' It Together
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1968[1]
RecordedApril 8, 1968
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
BST 84282
ProducerDuke Pearson
Elvin Jones chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 1
Puttin' It Together
The Ultimate



The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Joe Farrell did some of his finest playing while with drummer Elvin Jones' trio during 1968-69... With Jones pushing him and Garrison sounding quite advanced, Farrell was consistently inspired to play at the peak of his creativity".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Reza" (Ruy Guerra, Edu Lobo) - 7:14
  2. "Sweet Little Maia" (Jimmy Garrison) - 7:54
  3. "Keiko's Birthday March" (Elvin Jones) - 6:55
  4. "Village Greene" (Billy Greene) - 5:13
  5. "Jay-Ree" (Joe Farrell) - 3:52
  6. "For Heaven's Sake" (Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer) - 5:10
  7. "Ginger Bread Boy" (Jimmy Heath) - 5:18



  1. ^ Schwann Monthly Guide to Stereo Records, 1970
  2. ^ Elvin Jones discography accessed December 1, 2010
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2010
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 113. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.