Don Ellis (Ed Sullivan)

JOv2

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The time delay was nice. Interesting how some members of his trumpet section played the quarter-tone trumpet while others did not. Can't say I think very much of the piece -- and seeing a bunch of guys who look like the Association but dress like Steppenwolf...is like seeing a bunch of guys who look like the Association but dress like Steppenwolf 🥴; but, man, Don has that impeccable Severinsen-like tone, which, in a word is Beautiful -- with a capital "B".
 

rbisherw

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Huge Don Ellis fan here.

While I find good stuff on all his albums, "Soaring" "Tears of Joy" and "Autumn" are not to be missed.
 

JOv2

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From the '69 performance, looks like Don played a quarter-tone Holton -- similar to this model.

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Rudy

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This was my first Don Ellis album:

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Starts with the track "33 222 1 222" ("....and that's just area code," Ellis says in the introduction).
 

JOv2

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Starts with the track "33 222 1 222" ("....and that's just area code," Ellis says in the introduction).
Knowing Don, I would've figured it was how you're supposed to count the 2nd repeat of the 9-bar D-section leading into the the 13/8 D.S. al coda...
 

JOv2

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I still can't get 3⅔/4 time through my head...
Well, mathematically, you can take it to 11/12. Of course, I assumed there was no such thing as a "twelfth" note per se (...er, except in Don Ellis' world😵); but, lo and behold, from Wikipedia: twelfth notes are one eighth note in an eighth note triplet. Who would've guessed?
 

Moritat

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Don Ellis was very underrated and overlooked. Had some great lps on Pacific Jazz, Columbia and New Jazz/Prestige. Some great soloing on this one...
 
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