Thursday, July 21, 2016

Don Ellis How - Time Passes

Trumpeter Don Ellis' initial recording as a leader (and first of four small group dates from the 1960-1962 period) found him stretching the boundaries of bop-based jazz and experimenting a bit with time and tempo. Teamed up with Jaki Byard (who doubles on piano and alto), bassist Ron Carter and drummer Charlie Persip, Ellis (whose sound was already pretty distinctive) performs four of his unusual originals (including the 22-minute "Improvisational Suite #1") plus Byard's "Waste." Although these musical experiments failed to be influential (Ellis himself went in a different direction a few years later), the unpredictable music is still quite interesting to hear.
Scott Yanow

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Don Ellis
How Time Passes


1 How Time Passes  6:30
2 Sallie  4:38
3 A Simplex One  4:17
4 Waste (Byard)  8:15
5 Improvisational Suite # 1  22:18

All Compositions by Don Ellis
Except as indicated


Don Ellis - tp
Jaki Byard - p & as
Ron Carter - b
Charlie Persip - dr

Recorded at Nola's Penthouse Studio, New York City ; October 4 & 5, 1960


neil said...

Just back from holiday to discover this, mel. Many thanks for the opportunity to upgrade from my mp3s...

deGallo said...

Great! Thank you.

johnsteed63 said...


my passwrods melanchthon and baruch don't work for this file. What is the right one?
Thanks for help!

CrunchyFrog said...

very nice, thanks!

FrankDell said...

Thank you Leo and all at Melanchthon HQ.

jazzfan1 said...

usual password doesn't work. Please advise.

Melanchthon said...

Philippe Nahman said...

Merci Mel pour ce "re-up". Jazzily,

Anonymous said...

having only heard his big band recordings until now, this recording is one of the biggest surprises of the many surprises you've provided me. thanks.


Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel
Very nice music

AmyBRAINS said...


Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel, you're incredible !

Kovina Kris said...

I really like Don Ellis. Thank you for this new one!