Jazz drummer Elvin Ray Jones, May 18

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Elvin Ray Jones, pictured in 1997 while performing at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, was a renowned jazz drummer and member of John Coltrane's quartet who also played alongside Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. He died May 18 at the age of 76. AP/Susan Ragan