Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Don Elliott - Mellophone

They're not lying with the title of this great little set — as Don Elliott blows his unique horn with a very mellow tone ! The instrument is kind of a bigger version of a flugelhorn — and is used by Don in a laidback combo that also features trombone from Billy Byers, trumpet from Howie Reich, and baritone sax from Danny Bank — all deep sounds that set up a bank of color for Elliott to work with in his most vivid way. Other players include Hal McKusick on alto and flute — but working without as much of the sharper, cutting tones of other 50s albums — and rhythm is from Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Zelnick on drums.
© 1996-2013, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Source : http://www.dustygroove.com/item/680289

Don Elliott
Mellophone

Tracks

1 Spring is Here (Rodgers, Hart)  2:46
2 S'Posin' (Denniker, Razaf)  3:19
3 With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair (Lawrence, Edwards)  3:38
4 Summer Setting (Albam)  4:10
5 Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:42
6 Almost Like Being in Love (Loewe, Lerner)  4:00
7 Deep Purple (Parish, DeRose)  3:39
8 The Lamp is Low (Parish, DeRose)  3:53
9 My Reverie (Clinton)  3:48
10 Mellophone Mambo (Elliott)  4:08

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Personnel
Don Elliott - tp, mllphn & vb
Billy Byers - tb
Hal McKusick - fl & as
Al Cohn - ts
Danny Bank - bs
Barry Galbraith - g
Milt Hinton - b
Mel Zelnick - dr

Recorded in New York City ; January 19 & February 22, 1955

See also
http://www.eliottonelliott.com/
&
http://www.jazzdisco.org/bethlehem-records/discography-1955/

22 comments:

garcilasso said...

Muchas gracias, Melanchthon. Una maravilla

headman said...

These Bethlehem reissues are brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing them, Mel, it's much appreciated.

neil said...

Interested to hear Danny Banks on baritone, as well as the ever-reliable Hal McKusick; many thanks, mel...

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx for the upgrade from mp3.

steve said...

Looks really interesting Mel. Thanks for the listen to this obvious rarity!!!

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

fcapeau said...

Great mellophone classics, and ... What a crew !! A big thank you, Mel.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

jazzcat1228 said...

Really enjoying these Bethlehem discs. Thank you. Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

deGallo said...

Thank you.

stringbender said...

Many thanks!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

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John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

Scoredaddy said...

thanks for reup!

Daver88 said...

Many Thanks Mel

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

alfred venison said...

thank you. -a.v.

Tom+Jerry said...

muchas gracias!