Legendary American jazz drummer Elvin Ray Jones has died from heart failure, aged 76.

Jones, who passed away in a New Jersey hospital, is best known for his work with jazz greats including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and CHARLIE PARKER and was once described as "the world's greatest rhythmic drummer" by US magazine LIFE.

The Pontiac, Michigan born star is survived by his wife of 38 years, Keiko, and two children.

20/05/2004 09:38