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  • Don Ellis 1977 Open Wide

    11:02

    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

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  • Don Ellis - Soaring

    42:20

    Soaring es un álbum del trompetista Don Ellis grabado en 1973 y lanzado en la etiqueta de MPS (Producido por Don Ellis).

    Tracklist:

    00:00 - Whiplash
    04:27 - Sladka Pitka
    11:08 - The Devil Made Me Write This Piece
    17:03 - Go Back Home
    20:24 - Invincible
    27:06 - Image of Maria
    30:11 - Sidonie
    36:50 - Nicole

    Personnel
    Don Ellis – trumpet, flugelhorn, drums, arranger
    Fred Selden – alto saxophone, flute, soprano saxophone, piccolo, alto flute
    Vince Denham – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, piccolo,
    Sam Falzone – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, arranger
    Gary Herbig – baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe
    Jack Caudill, Bruce Mackay, Gil Rathel – trumpet, flugelhorn
    Sidney Muldrow – French horn
    Mike Jamieson – trombone
    Ken Sawhill – bass trombone
    Doug Bixby – tuba
    Jay Graydon – guitar, bag
    Milcho Leviev – piano, electric piano, organ, clavinet, arranger
    Dave McDaniel – bass
    Ralph Humphrey – drums
    Ron Dunn – drums, percussion
    Lee Pastora – congas
    Earle Corry, Joel Quivey – electric violin
    Renita Koven – electric viola
    Pat Kudzia – electric cello
    Alexej Fried, Hank Levy – arranger



    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

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  • Don Ellis 1977 Pussywiggle Stomp

    12:59

    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

  • Whiplash

    4:31

    Provided to YouTube by Kontor New Media

    Whiplash · Don Ellis

    Soaring

    ℗ MPS / Edel Germany GmbH

    Released on: 2017-05-25

    Artist: Don Ellis
    Composer: Hank Levy
    Music Publisher: Objective Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Don Ellis - Indian Lady - Tanglewood

    13:07

    The Don Ellis Band performs Indian Lady at Tanglewood, 1968.

  • Don Ellis Tribute Orchestra feat. Thomas Gansch, Live 2013

    1:54:23

    SONGS:
    00:05:27 Theme from French Connection (Don Ellis)
    00:11:08 Open Wide (Don Ellis)
    00:20:41 Variations for Trumpet (Don Ellis)
    00:42:50 Indian Lady (Don Ellis)
    00:57:04 Go Back Home (Don Ellis)
    01:02:28 In a Turkish Bath (Ron Myers)
    01:21:18 5er to Don Ellis (Thomas Gansch) -
    01:35:38 - Hey Jude (Paul McCartney)
    01:41:43 (introduction of the band)
    01:49:55 Bulgarian Bulge (Don Ellis)

    RECORDED:
    2013-12-18 Bühne frei im Studio 2, BR - Munich, Germany
    By Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting, BR)

    PERSONNEL:
    Solo Trumpet: Thomas Gansch
    Trumpets: Aneel Soomary, Josef Burchartz, Bernhard Nolf, Tobias Reisacher
    Trombones: Dominik Stöger, Robert Bachner, Martin Grünzweig, Erik Hainzl
    Saxophones: Florian Trübsbach, Clemens Salesny, Thomas Kugi, Christian Maurer, Herwig Gradischnig
    Guitar: Martin Koller
    Bass: Raphael Preuschl
    Drums: Herbert Pirker, Lukas König
    Leader: Markus Geiselhart

    INFO (german):
    Der amerikanische Trompeter Don Ellis wurde als Stan Kenton der 70er-Jahre apostrophiert. Neben ihm und Duke Ellington gehört Ellis zur Riege derjenigen Komponisten, die den Big Band Jazz mit völlig neuen Aspekten anreicherten und revolutionierten.

    Komplexe Polyphonie, meist ungerade Metren, Bezüge zu Harmoniekonzepten indischer und orientalischer Musik und sogar die darin vorkommenden Vierteltonfortschreitungen packten Don Ellis und seine Mitstreiter in ihre ungemein groovenden Stücke, die der Original- Band und ihren Solisten höchste Spielanforderung abverlangten. Erfahren musste man dafür sein, virtuos und bereit, sich spielerisch sehr weit aus dem Fenster zu lehnen. Don Ellis veröffentlichte bis 1977 mit seinem Orchestra 13 Platten und schrieb die Filmmusik zu French Connection. Vor fast genau 35 Jahren, am 17. Dezember 1978, starb der Trompeter im Alter von nur 44 Jahren an seinem zweiten Herzinfarkt.

    Im Don Ellis Tribute Orchestra schlüpft der österreichische Ausnahmemusiker Thomas Gansch in seine Rolle. Schon während seines Studiums an der Wiener Musikhochschule gründete er Mnozil Brass, eine Band, die mit ihrem genreübergreifenden Konzept und ihrem Witz große Erfolge feiert. Die zweite Erfolgsband des Hans-Koller-Preisträgers, der auch acht Jahre Mitglied des Vienna Art Orchestras war, wurde Gansch and Roses. Mit diesem Hochkaräter und siebzehn weiteren, musikalischen Überfliegern aus der Wiener Jazzszene hat Bandleader Markus Geiselhart vor fünf Jahren die Band gegründet, die es braucht, um die Don Ellis Orchestra Original-Arrangements und ihre Transkriptionen mit der Wucht und Brillanz aufzuführen, die es braucht, um dem einstigen Wahlspruch des Meisters gerecht zu werden:

    We take pride in being able to play the shit out.

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  • Don Ellis - Whiplash

    5:04

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    - EQ: Raised some 1.5 khz, cut down a good amount of highs. Not much bass freqs added on 100hz
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  • Don Ellis - theme from the French Connection

    3:52

    from the Don Ellis - Connection album
    Produced by Teo Macero and Don Ellis
    style: 70's Jazz Funk
    CBS records USA 1972

  • Don Ellis, Eric Dolphy, Benny Golson, Gunther Schuller, Leonard Bernstein

    2:11

    Don Ellis, Eric Dolphy, Benny Golson, Gunther Schuller, Leonard Bernstein

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  • Don Ellis Whiplash

    4:28

    The new album of my quartet is out now:



    New album available on bandcamp:




    You can find my first solo drums concert here. Thank you for watching:




    From Don Ellis 1973 recording called Soaring.
    Composed by Hank Levy

    A Live recording of my quartet:



    When I uploaded this track 3 years ago I did it just cause I felt Don Ellis didn't receive much attention from nowadays music society..no matter what your opinion about the movie is, it did one good thing and it is that it brought the attention of many people to this beautiful peace of music.
    As a musician myself I am busy these days with a project in which I arrange Charlie Parker tunes. I would really appreciate it if you spend a few minutes of your time to check some of my arrangements recorded here:


    Thank you and enjoy your day!

  • NYO Jazz Performs Don Ellis’s Theme from The French Connection with Bandleader Sean Jones

    6:46

    Watch Sean Jones lead NYO Jazz in a performance of Don Ellis’s Theme from The French Connection at the NCPA in Beijing in 2019.

    NYO Jazz returned in 2019 for its second year, following a triumphant inaugural year during which the ensemble played to sold-out houses and received rave reviews. The 23 members of NYO Jazz 2019—ages 16–19 and representing 15 US states—were recognized by Carnegie Hall as some of the finest jazz players in the country following a comprehensive and highly selective audition process.

    Led by Artistic Director Sean Jones, NYO Jazz players had the opportunity to work with some of America’s top jazz artists as part of in-depth training workshops and master classes. NYO Jazz returned to Carnegie Hall this past summer, led by Jones and featuring Grammy Award–winning vocalist Kurt Elling. Following its New York appearance, NYO Jazz embarked on its first-ever tour to Asia, with performances at the Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Zhuhai Huafa & CPAA Grand Theater, and Asia Society Hong Kong Center.

    The French Connection by Donald Ellis
    Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

  • Rad Racer Don Ellis Dubstep Remix)

    5:15

    I had a super amount of fun with this one. Check out my newest remix, Rad Racer! I wrote this song for my pal Rustin and Retro Game Planet. Retro Game Planet is the number one spot for old and new games here in Prattville, AL. You can get games for any console from the Atari 2600 to the PS3 and everything in-between. If you happen to live in the Prattville area, check them out! I'll include a link to their Facebook page.

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    2013 Don Ellis Music

  • Don Ellis - Tears of Joy Full album 720p

    45:11

    Don Ellis - Tears of Joy Full album 720p with start time.
    00.00-Strawberry Soup
    17.34-Bulgarian Bulge
    22.38-Loss
    31.01-Tears of joy
    34.10-Euphoric Acid
    38.42-Blues in Elf

  • Don Ellis - Strawberry Soup

    17:35

    From Tears of Joy - Strawberry Soup by Don Ellis

  • Strawberry Soup - Don Ellis Orchestra

    20:02

    Date and location are inconclusive. Presumably from a date in 1972 at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, an incomplete recording–it ends during the bass solo–but at 20 minutes it's already longer than the commercial recording.
    As Don explains at the start, the introduction is now opened up for the woodwinds (Vince Denham on alto, Sam Falzone on clarinet, Gary Herbig on oboe, and Ron Starr on flute–likely filling in for Fred Selden) to freely blow and interact. Milcho Leviev is on keyboards. The trombonist is undetermined–perhaps Jim Sawyer.
    Milcho gave me this recording and told me that this was made after the band had been playing the chart for some time. By that point everyone now felt more comfortable with the tune than when they recorded it earlier on the Tears of Joy album.
    The whole tune, except for the coda not heard here, is in 9. Often a 9/4 with two 9/8's (3222) nested inside. However, there is an involved rhythmic scheme where various other meters are superimposed on top of the 9 which virtually mask any sense of the underlying meter.

  • Alone

    5:32

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Alone · The Don Ellis Orchestra

    Electric Bath

    ℗ Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Released on: 1998-04-20

    Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Tenor: Ira Schulman
    Clarinet, Flute, Tenor: Ron Starr
    Composer: H. Levy
    Flute, Soprano: Ruben Leon
    Flute, Soprano: Joe Roccisano
    Conductor, Trumpet: Don Ellis
    Conductor: Dave Sanchez
    Conductor: Terry Woodson
    Percussion: Mark Stevens
    Percussion: Alan Estes
    Drums: Steve Bohannon
    Bongos, Congas: Chino Valses
    Piano: Mike Lang
    Bass, Clarinet, Flute: John Magruder
    Bass: Frank De La Rosa
    Bass: Dave Parlato
    Trumpet: Glenn Stuart
    Trumpet: Alan Weight
    Trumpet: Ed Warren
    Trumpet: Bob Harmon
    Trombone: Ron Myers
    Producer: John Hammond
    Mastering Engineer: Tom Ruff
    Recording Engineer: Brian Ross-Myring
    Recording Engineer: Arthur Kendy

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Chain Reaction by Hank Levy - Don Ellis Orchestra

    9:03

    Normally I wouldn't be posting something on this channel that was commercially available. But this recording was inexplicably not already available on YouTube, so here it is.

    One of Hank's best charts. It was originally (I believe) written for the Don Ellis orchestra--the incarnation that included the string quartet as well as a few other orchestral winds. It's in 13, mostly divided 3, 3, 2, 2, 3.

    Hank made a standard big band instrumentation of this as well. In the process, he changed some things a little here and there. From those that knew and worked with him, apparently that was a rather common practice of his, thus making definitive versions elusive.

    Don solos on flügel and Milcho Leviev is on keyboards. Enjoy.

  • Opus 5

    9:20

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Opus 5 · Don Ellis

    Shock Treatment

    ℗ Originally released 1968. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Producer: John Hammond
    Composer, Lyricist: Howlett Smith

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Turkish Bath

    10:29

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Turkish Bath · The Don Ellis Orchestra

    Electric Bath

    ℗ Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Released on: 1998-04-20

    Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Tenor: Ira Schulman
    Clarinet, Flute, Tenor: Ron Starr
    Composer: R. Myers
    Flute, Soprano: Ruben Leon
    Flute, Soprano: Joe Roccisano
    Conductor, Trumpet: Don Ellis
    Conductor: Dave Sanchez
    Conductor: Terry Woodson
    Percussion: Mark Stevens
    Percussion: Alan Estes
    Drums: Steve Bohannon
    Bongos, Congas: Chino Valses
    Piano: Mike Lang
    Bass, Clarinet, Flute: John Magruder
    Bass: Frank De La Rosa
    Bass: Dave Parlato
    Trumpet: Glenn Stuart
    Trumpet: Alan Weight
    Trumpet: Ed Warren
    Trumpet: Bob Harmon
    Trombone: Ron Myers
    Producer: John Hammond
    Mastering Engineer: Tom Ruff
    Recording Engineer: Brian Ross-Myring
    Recording Engineer: Arthur Kendy

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Don Ellis Final Analysis

    13:51

    Don Ellis Final Analysis (At Fillmore 1970) Live Jazz/Rock Fusion.Don Ellis at Fillmore.Don Ellis Orchestra.

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  • Don Ellis — Don Ellis At Fillmore Full Album 2005 2CD | bernies bootlegs

    1:26:43

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    1. Final Analysis
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    3. The Magic Bus Ate My Doughnut
    4. The Blues
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    6. Rock Odyssey

    Disc: 2

    1. Hey Jude
    2. Antea
    3. Old Man's Tear
    4. Great Divide
    5. Pussy Wiggle Stomp

    personnel :

    Don Ellis - trumpet, drums
    Jay Graydon - guitar
    Lonnie Shetter, Fred Selden, Jon Clarke, Sam Falzone - woodwinds
    John Klemmer - saxophone
    John Rosenberg, Stuart Blumberg, Glenn Stuart, Jack Coan - trumpet
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    Don Switzer - bass trombone
    Doug Bixby - contrabass tuba
    Tom Garvin - piano
    Dennis F. Parker - bass
    Ralph Humphrey,Ron Dunn - drums
    Lee Pastora - congas

    This great 2 CD set of 'Don Ellis At Fillmore' was originally released in 1970. The album was recorded Live in June 1970 at Bill Graham's Fillmore West. One of the highlights of this album is a 10 minute version of The Beatles' 'Hey Jude'. The great jazz saxaphonist John Klemmer also makes an appearance. Want to be featured on this channel? Submit your content to: berniesbootlegs@gmail.com

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  • Don Ellis - Bulgarian Bulge

    5:05

    From the 1971 album Tears of Joy; gotta love Don Ellis!

  • Don Ellis At Ellis Island Club Sunset Strip Hollywood 1967 Video Jazz Music

    25:41

    Don Ellis At Ellis Island Club Sunset Strip Hollywood 1967 Video Jazz Music

    Don Ellis at Ellis Island (club) on the Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California, 1967. The Don Ellis Band plays In a Turkish Bath in celebration of the release of Electric Bath. Ray Neapolitan is on sitar for In a Turkish Bath. Opening sequence shows the Sunset Strip and includes the following famous clubs: Dino's Lounge, Sneeky Pete's, The Galaxy, The Whisky, Shelly's Manne Hole, and Ellis Island.

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  • Don Ellis Orchestra - 33 222 1 222

    9:30

    Live at Monterey!

  • Don Ellis 1977 Arcturus

    10:35

    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

  • Elis Coming - Don Ellis

    4:11

    Love this song.

  • GWC Don Ellis /GWC Singers Pilgrimage A Taste of Dreams 1970

    8:34

    Back in 1969-1970, the Golden West College Singers, directed by Gerry Schroeder, had the opportunity to work with composer and band leader Don Ellis. This tune is called A Taste of Dreams composed by Fred Selden with Fred playing the Saxophone solo. We did this concert at the Pilgrimage Theater in Los Angeles. The Pilgrimage Theater is an outdoor amphitheater just down from the Hollywood Bowl. People sat on the sides of the hills to enjoy the concerts.

  • Don Ellis 1977 Future Feature

    8:57

    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

  • Cross Currents - Don Ellis Orchestra, live at Wesleyan University, Feb. 12, 1972

    17:07

    Written by Hank Levy. In 12/4, divided 7+5, with 6/2 often superimposed on top, or exclusively by itself. (Hence, the title.) There's also an occasional 7/4 bar thrown in--just in case you're counting along. It's reminiscent in many ways to Hank's Chain Reaction.

    Solists: Don Ellis, trumpet; Fred Selden, alto sax; Ralph Humphrey, drums

    Sorry about the image. Guess I have to stick to landscape oriented photos.

  • Don Ellis

    7:12

    This is Don Ellis playing the song
    New Horizons

  • Don Ellis - Soaring - Invincible

    6:40

  • Elis Comin

    4:07

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Eli's Comin · Don Ellis

    The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground

    ℗ Originally released 1969. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

    Released on: 1969-07-07

    Composer: L. Nyro
    Vocal: Patti Allen
    Producer: A. KOOPER
    Producer: D. Ellis

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Don Ellis 1977 Eros

    6:07

    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

  • Pussy Wiggle Stomp-Don Ellis Orchestra

    6:47

    From an all too (sadly) neglected and often controversial big band, Don Ellis rips through this wild Gospel/Jazz-Dixieland inspired piece. Dig the solid lead trumpet work from Glenn Stuart and the humorous false endings.

  • Niner Two

    12:00

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino Atlantic

    Niner Two (Live At Montreux) · Don Ellis

    Live At Monteux

    ℗ 1977 Atlantic Recording Corp.

    Writer: D.Ellis

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  • Don Ellis - Shirley Maclaine 1976

    5:32

    Long lost footage (at least to me) of the version of the Don Ellis Orchestra that preceded the group that recorded the Montreux album. It's from a network TV appearance of the band performing Don's arrangement of Sweet Georgia Brown, written especially for Shirley Maclaine.

  • The Don Ellis Orchestra - Indian Lady

    8:11

    Don Ellis (July 25, 1934 - December 17, 1978) was an American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer and bandleader. He is best known for his extensive musical experimentation, particularly in the area of unusual time signatures. Later in his life he worked as a film composer, among other works contributing a score to 1971's The French Connection and 1973's The Seven-Ups.

  • Whiplash // Don Ellis Band // V-Drums Cover

    4:28

    I've had a long Youtube break, but here I am playing this wonderful Don Ellis song. The original drummer was Ralph Humphrey who is also an incredible player in his own right, and for this I've chosen to interpret a few of his parts differently (for those familiar with the original). Hope you enjoy it!

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  • Don Ellis Orchestra - Beat Me Daddy, 7 To The Bar Live At Monterey 1966

    9:08

    Don Ellis Orchestra
    live at monterey jazz festival 1966

  • Al Hirt, Pete Candoli, Dizzy Gillespie, and Don Ellis

    7:44

    A clip from a 70's show.... Al Hirt introducing Pete Candoli, Dizzy Gillespie, and Don Ellis.

  • GOUT Big Band plays Don Ellis Open Wide featuring Adam Rapa

    9:25

    The GOUT Big Band playing Don Ellis' Open Wide featuring Adam Rapa, March 15, 2015
    (comp.: Don Ellis, arr.:Nick di Scala, rearr.: Markus Geiselhart 2013)

    Personnell:
    Trumpet Soloist - Adam Rapa
    Conductor - Markus Geiselhart

    GOUT Big Band
    Sax Section:
    - Lead Alto: Dieter Göttfert
    - Alto: Andreas Musch
    - Tenor: Elmar Mattes
    - Tenor: Frank Mangold
    - Bari: Reiner Grohmann

    Trumpet Section:
    - Alexander Springer
    - Markus Kolczyk
    - Christof Schaff
    - Tobias Weimer

    Trombone Section:
    - Matthias Hiller
    - Volker Schlag
    - Rainer Scheck
    - Sven Huber
    - Heiko Nagel (Bass-Bone)

    Rhythm Section:
    - Piano: Hannes Stollsteimer
    - Guitar: Jürgen Werner
    - Bass: Gottlieb Wastl
    - Lead-Drum: Heinz Morandell
    - Fun-Drum: Paul Albrecht

  • Variations For Trumpet

    19:24

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Variations For Trumpet · Don Ellis & His Orchestra

    Autumn

    ℗ Originally Released 1968 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

    Released on: 1968-02-05

    Associated Performer, Conductor: Don Ellis
    Composer: D. Ellis

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  • Don Ellis - Bulgarian Bulge

    4:53

    Tite 33/8

    actually it might be 33/16
    hard to tell

  • The Don Ellis Orchestra - Alone

    5:33

    Don Ellis (July 25, 1934 - December 17, 1978) was an American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer and bandleader. He is best known for his extensive musical experimentation, particularly in the area of unusual time signatures. Later in his life he worked as a film composer, among other works contributing a score to 1971's The French Connection and 1973's The Seven-Ups.

  • GOUT Big Band plays Don Ellis Superstar featuring Adam Rapa

    6:01

    The GOUT Big Band playing Don Ellis' Superstar featuring Adam Rapa, March 15, 2015
    (Superstar, composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber, arrangement by: Milcho Leviev, rearranged by: Markus Geiselhart 2010)

    Personnell:
    Trumpet Soloist - Adam Rapa
    Conductor - Markus Geiselhart

    GOUT Big Band
    Sax Section:
    - Lead Alto: Dieter Göttfert
    - Alto: Andreas Musch
    - Tenor: Elmar Mattes
    - Tenor: Frank Mangold
    - Bari: Reiner Grohmann

    Trumpet Section:
    - Alexander Springer (lead)
    - Markus Kolczyk
    - Christof Schaff
    - Tobias Weimer

    Trombone Section:
    - Matthias Hiller (lead)
    - Volker Schlag
    - Rainer Scheck
    - Sven Huber
    - Heiko Nagel (Bass-Bone)

    Rhythm Section:
    - Piano: Hannes Stollsteimer
    - Guitar: Jürgen Werner
    - Bass: Gottlieb Wastl
    - Lead-Drum: Heinz Morandell
    - Fun-Drum: Paul Albrecht

  • Bali Dancer - Don Ellis and the Hindustani Jazz Sextet - 1966

    2:32

    Taken from a presumably unreleased EP (extended play) record Don made in 1966. In fact, the recording does not identify the group as the Hindustani Jazz Sextet or any of the personnel other than Don. However, knowing Don's activity at this time it is relatively safe to presume it is the HJS with the following personnel:

    Don Ellis, quarter-tone trumpet
    Emil Richards, mallets, percussion
    Dave MacKay, piano
    Chuck Domanico, bass
    Steve Bohannon, drums
    Hari Har Rao, sitar, dholak, tamboura, and tabla

    From Don's own comments: This combines two 5/8 patterns into one overall 5/4 pattern. The 5/8's are 3, 2, 2, 3 and the jequibau pattern is superimposed over that. The tonality is a feeling of b minor alternating with A Major with a E Major superimposed over both.

    The practice of fitting two eighth-note based meters inside one which is quarter-note based didn't often appear in Don's writing—at least as a regular component of the groove. When it did, it almost always occurred in 5. (Brash Brass Bash is another example, albeit with a different subdivision of 2, 3 , 2 ,3.) In fact, I can't recall an example that consistently follows this practice that isn't in 5. Just for good measure (I suppose that has to be a pun), Don throws in the equivalent of a 5/2 bar —chopped up at the 1/8-note level as 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, or one big 3+2—at the end of the head.

    This was also recorded on Don's Pieces of Eight CD in a different octet arrangement.

  • Don Ellis 1977 Sporting Dance

    9:22

    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

  • After an Autumn Rain - written by Don Ellis

    4:56

    Don's last composition for big band. Written about one month before he passed. Very impressionistic and atypical. Quick and dirty demo recording made by Nick Di Scala with San Francisco Bay Area musicians. Sheet music is available for purchase through UNC Jazzpress:

  • Don Ellis - My Funny Valentine

    4:31

    Don Ellis (tp), Paul Bley (p), Steve Swallow (b)
    Album: Don Ellis /Out Of Now Here
    Recorded:New York City, April 21, 1961

  • Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy

    3:10

    SMILE :D :D :D

    The first song, and a HAPPY one, from the 1971 album Tears Of Joy!

    Couldn't find much Don Ellis on YouTube... Seriously... Why hasn't anyone uploaded more of these masterpieces yet instead of taking to crappy poo?

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