Saturday, December 12, 2015

Mark Elf - The Eternal Triangle

Backed by an old school who’s who which includes Ray Drummond, Jimmy Heath, Ben Riley and Hank Jones, guitarist Mark Elf presents a simple album rich in its simplicity.
The title opener is a mellow cascade into a be-boppy bay where the water's fine and everyone's in the pool. Though Elf does take a solo, it is playful and pleasant and breaks the piece nicely. And it is also not the only spotlight segment of the song. In fact, pretty much everybody gets an individual shot at the listener. Though Elf is featured a bit more on the mellow "This is All I Ask," and though Heath shares the spotlight on the intro and close of "So Samba", solos again abound in this piece and all are back in together on the appropriately-titled jumper "Hot House".
Not only can Elf flex as a player, he also takes a turn at the composer's bench on two pieces. Sandwiched between Ellington's "Prelude to a Kiss" and Kern's "Why Do I Love You ?", Elf's "Tea Cup" and the perhaps more appropriately-titled toe-tapper "The Elf" hold their own respectably, showcasing Mr. Elf's talents on both sides of the sheet music.
AAJ Staff

Source : http://www.allaboutjazz.com/the-eternal-triangle-mark-elf-jen-bay-records-review-by-aaj-staff.php

Mark Elf
The Eternal Triangle

Tracks

1 Eternal Triangle (Stitt)  6:19
2 This Is All I Ask (Jenkins)  7:05
3 So Samba (Redd)  5:34
4 Hot House (Dameron)  6:01
5 Stablemates (Golson)  5:18
6 Philly Twist (Dorham)  4:18
7 Prelude To A Kiss (Ellington)  5:32
8 Tea Cup (Elf)  5:07
9 The Elf (Elf)  5:26
10 Why Do I Love You ? (Kern)  8:14

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Personnel
Jimmy Heath - ts
Mark Elf - g
Hank Jones - p
Ray Drummond - b
Ben Riley - dr

Recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio ; December 22, 1988

18 comments:

desperado said...

thank's 1000 000 mel , great player that mark elf but seems nobody knows about him .

mel this was real great treat .
thanks over and over again . all the best.

headman said...

Thanks Mel. The guitarist that nobody's heard of.......

deGallo said...

Thank you. I have several of his CDs but not this one.

Rodney said...

Thank you, leopold and mel. I had this one but not a good copy.

danair said...

Thanks from me also leopold.

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Fernando said...

Thank you Mel. Just getting to know Mark with your posts.

migue said...

Thanks,Thanks,Thanks!!!!!!

Bhowani said...

My first Mark Elf !!! Thanks a lot, Mel.

migue said...

Mark Elf Returns?thanks!

RMSJMaipo said...

Hi, Mel:
Very nice to have you back again. I can't open compressed files for Mark Elf, even using melanchthon or leopold passwords. Is it another one or is it necessary to be invited now? If the latter, I will appreciate to do so. Thank in advance...

Risemer.

Alberto Varela said...

RMSJMaipo try bloom

RMSJMaipo said...

Thanks, Alberto, for bloom...

Melanchthon said...

http://www23.zippyshare.com/v/GgVBFW0e/file.html
http://www23.zippyshare.com/v/fVqDBGYx/file.html

francisco santos said...

BIG THX !...

Pee said...

Totally new to me...great crew though. Thanks!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel! Completely new to me.

Leonid Ostapenko said...

Perhaps someone knows the current password to these files? Please share. Thanks in advance.