Don Ellis – Open Beauty

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“Open Beauty” from album “Electric Bath”.

Electric Bath is an album by trumpeter Don Ellis recorded in 1967 and released on the Columbia label.

Electric Bath was a Grammy nominee in 1968 and that same year won “Album of the Year” in the annual Down Beat readers poll. This album was Don’s first studio recording with his big band and his first Columbia Records release. It was produced by noted jazz record producer John Hammond. (Wikipedia).

Don Ellis – trumpet, arranger
Alan Weight, Ed Warren, Glenn Stuart, Bob Harmon – trumpet
Ron Myers, Dave Sanchez – trombone
Terry Woodson – bass trombone
Ruben Leon, Joe Roccisano – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Ira Shulman – tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo flute, clarinet
Ron Starr – tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
John Magruder – baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet
Mike Lang – piano, electric piano, clavinet
Frank DeLaRosa, Dave Parlato – bass
Ray Neapolitan – bass, sitar
Alan Estes – vibraphone, percussion
Steve Bohannon – drums
Chino Valdes – bongos, congas
Mark Stevens – timbales, percussion, vibraphone