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For Elvin...

This live recording of the Ted Vining Trio captures a real performance. The long-running Ted Vining Trio comprises Ted Vining on drums, Bob Sedergreen playing piano, and Barry Buckley on bass. Guitarist Stephen Magnusson makes a special guest appearance on two tracks.

"I was there for the concert ... it was exciting, humorous, lyrical and moving", says Jim McLeod, presenter of Jazz on Ovation.

The CD was recorded in concert at Bennett's Lane in Melbourne on 28 March 2004.

"The greatest of all jazz drummers has gone. Elvin Jones passed away in May 2004 aged 76, bringing to a close a style, an energy and integrity that is irreplaceable!

We're dedicating this recording to his memory. Sure, our musics are vastly different in origin, but where the jazz is concerned, the Trio performs at all times with the same joy and enthusiasm as was always evident with the great man. There is no other way to play this music!

There's a more personal connection as well. We were fortunate enough to see, hear and hang out with Elvin during a Scandinavian tour in 1978. Since then Bob and I have had contact, endeavoring to get his 'Jazz Machine' to Australia, and remarkably, Barry shares his birth date!

Thank you Elvin, you were the greatest, a huge inspiration and above all, a beautiful person..."

Ted Vining


The Ted Vining Trio

Drummer Ted Vining, pianist Bob Sedergreen and bassist Barry Buckley first got together in August 1969, and have played around the world ever since as a high sought-after rhythm section.

Steve Magnusson

Steve Magnusson is one of Melbourne's most sought after guitarists, having appeared on numerous film scores, and performed with international artists the likes of Steve Coleman, Arthur Blythe, Enrico Rava, George Coleman Junior and Mike Stern.

Press quote

“...three powerful and idiosyncratic voices that have been together for decades. Vining's multi-limbed attack and Sedergreen's voicings can echo [Elvin] Jones' and are full of suprises. Vining has that uncanny ability to create rhythmic motion while making it sound like a never-ending solo. The cameo from Steve Magnusson on two tracks adds extra depth and colour.”

— Leon Gettler, The Age - Green Guide

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. It could happen to you Johnny Burke Jimmy Van Heusen 8:54
  2. Marabi Julian Adderley 7:48
  3. Sometime ago Sandra Mihanovich 8:02
  4. Andalucia Ernesto Lecuona 3:41
  5. Epistrophy Thelonious Monk 7:19
  6. You don't know what love is Gene de Paul Don Raye 9:03
  7. Sweet and lovely Gus Arnheim 7:01
  8. I love you Cole Porter 7:04
  9. You've got Buckley's Mal Sedergreen 4:03



Don Raye

Raye was an accomplished dancer as a boy, and won the Virginia State Dancing Championship. From the mid-20s he worked as a singer and dancer in Vaudeville and, later, toured theatres and nightclubs in France and England, while also writing songs for himself and other performers.

Where to buy

For Elvin... is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

For Elvin... is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
62 minutes 55 seconds
Paul Penton
Mal Stanley
Mal Stanley
Bennett's Lane
Release date
July 2004
© 2004 Move Records
℗ 2004 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3287
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574328721