Some of the greatest experiences and relationships in my professional life have revolved around the huge collection of Elvin’s Jones’s drum gear that I was so fortunate to acquire shortly after he passed. I’ve met so many people via these drums. My life would have turned out much differently had these drums never found there way into my life. The Time capsules article is below. Most of the collection is still available in Donn’s Drum Vault . ELVIN JONES DRUM COLLECTION .