Don Ellis – Future Feature

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from his appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 8, 1977.

Don Ellis – Trumpet, Composer, Arranger

Reeds – Ann Patterson, Ted Nash, James Coile, Jim Snodgrass
Trumpets – Glenn Stuart, Gil Rather, Jack Coan
French Horn – Sidney Muldrow
Trombone – Alan Kaplan
Bass Trombone – Richard Bullock
Tuba – Jim Self
Keyboards – Randy Kerber
Bass – Leon Gaer, Darrell Clayborn
Drums – David Crigger
Congas – Chino Valdes
Percussion, Drums and Mallets – Michael Englander
Percussion, Mallets and Timpani – Ruth Ritchie
Violins – Pam Tompkins, Lori Badessa
Viola – Jimbo Ross
Cello – Paula Hochhalter


wyndhl eodumegwu says:

Is there a Don Ellis Legacy Big Band?

Rather, why isn't there a Don Ellis Legacy Big Band?

Oh, how I miss Don's Group!

wyndhl eodumegwu says:

Don Ellis' is orchestrally and groovily so modern even in 2015

Never have I heard of Jim Coile; he's 'bad' saxophonically.

Exceptional artists!

Thanks for posting!

pwstomper223 says:

That is exactly right in terms of the rhythmic superimposition. It occurs over an 8 bar phrase: 8 eighths times 8 bars equals 64 eighths. Don wrote this entirely in 4/4. He did quite a bit of this toward the end–writing complex rhythmic cycles within a 4/4 context.

phenylphenol says:

Uhm…. kinda.
223 32
223 32
32 32
223 223
32 32

Adds to 64.

Drchainsaw77 says:

I just cannot get this damn tune out of my head!!

Dennis Davenport says:

Alan is, and always has been, one of the best around.

lin mcphillips says:

What's the old joke? The only thing Don d
id in 4/4 was "Take Five"…

pwstomper223 says:

Actually, there are a couple of 2/4 bars in Eros and Loneliness has quite a lot of changing meters when the woodwinds are by themselves.

ElectricBathhouse says:

As is Open Wide, Eros, Go No Go and Loneliness from this set. I think the focus at this point in time was exploring odd rhythms within regular meters and/or simply not worrying about it one way or the other.

pwstomper223 says:

By the way, just in case anyone's wondering, the piece is ENTIRELY in 4/4.

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