Saturday, June 1, 2013

George Russell - The Outer View

Composer George Russell's early-'60s Riverside recordings are among his most accessible. For this set (the CD reissue adds an alternate take of the title cut to the original program), Russell and his very impressive sextet (which is comprised of trumpeter Don Ellis, trombonist Garnett Brown, Paul Plummer on tenor, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete La Roca) are challenged by the complex material; even Charlie Parker's blues "Au Privave" is transformed into something new. It is particularly interesting to hear Don Ellis this early in his career. The most famous selection, a very haunting version of "You Are My Sunshine," was singer Sheila Jordan's debut on records.
Scott Yanow

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George Russell
The Outer View


1 Au Privave (Parker) 6:21
2 Zig-Zag (Bley) 4:03
3 The Outer View (Russell) 10:03
4 The Outer View [Take 2] (Russell) 9:26
5 You Are My Sunshine (Davis, Mitchell) 11:51
6 D.C. Divertimento (Russell) 9:14

George Russell - p
Don Ellis - tp
Garnett Brown - tb
Paul Plummer - ts
Steve Swallow - b
Pete La Roca - dr
Sheila Jordan - voc [# 5 only]

Recorded in New York City ; August 27, 1962


Pippo said...

Thank you Melanchthon. Nice to see you around and great to be able to listen to this exquisite Russell album.

stringbender said...

Hi Mel: Thanks so much for posting this fine George Russell side.

Kovina Kris said...

I love the other George Russell album I heard (can't remember the name of it right now) and I'm a big Don Ellis fan so I'm really psyched to hear this one. Thank you very much Mel!

Orbyt said...

Thank you Mel, I've been on the hunt for this session.

grumpy said...

Thanks yet again, for this gem.

cooljazz said...

Thank you for this George Russell album. I really enjoy his music.

Kneigh said...

Hi, Mel!!
Thanks so much for this George Russell!! You've re-piqued my interest in him. I notice that the links for your post of George Russell in K.C. are dead. Wondering if you can re-post them??

Many thanks again for all the great music you post, and so glad to see your site has stabilized again!!

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Anonymous said...

Great great music. So glad to hear this again. Thank you thank you...

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you