Dienstag, 22. Dezember 2009





Don Ellis Discography


When I compiled this discography, at the beginning I used the notes of Lutz Fürnsin from Austria. Met him only once and we three old fellows - Lutz, Klaus Schulz and myself - got drunk at a "Heurigen" in Vienna. I suppose this happened about 1990. Sadly, Lutz died around 2000, Klaus last year. So I'm the only one of the trio still on this planet.

The discography was incomplete, I added many, many information. I will add more before I shall die.

Jürgen Dittwald sent a whole bunch of information. All are included in this version. Many thanks, dear Jürgen!

Michael Frohne




Loft Jam Sessions NYC December 15, 1958

CD: Jazz Magnet JAM 2002 david x.young's JAZZ LOFT (various)

Don Ellis tp., Zoot Sims ts., Hall Overton p., Bill Crow b., unknown dr

1. It don't mean a thing (Duke Ellington) 12:50

Note:
Remaining titles on this CD box without Don Ellis












Maynard Ferguson NYC., February 1959

LP: 1.3.5.8.11.13.-16. Roulette R 52038 MAYNARD FERGUSON PLAYS FOR DANCING
LP: 11. Roulette R 52110 THE WORLD OF MAYNARD FERGUSON THE DYNAMIC SOUND OF BIG BAND
LP: 12. Roulette RR 52107 MAYNARD '64
LP: Forum FS 9035 MAYNARD FERGUSON PLAYS FOR DANCING
CD: Mosaic MD10-156 THE COMPLETE ROULETTE RECORDINGS OF THE MAYNARD FERGUSON ORCHESTRA
CD: 1.,3.,5.,8.,11.,13.14.-16. Jazz Beat (UE) 514 MAYNARD FERGUSON DANCING SESSIONS

Note:
17. mislabelled "Rock me to sleep" on LP jacket
Forum FS 9035 is a reissue of SR-52038, but early pressings have a wrong sequence on Side B and 13554 mistakenly appears as B-3 and 13655 appears as B-5 without identification. 13556, 13559 and 13652 are missing on those pressings and 13549 appears twice!

February 23, 1959

Maynard Ferguson tp., v-tb., euphonium, Don Ellis tp., Bill Chase tp., Larry Moser tp., Don Sebesky tb., b-tb., Slide Hampton tb., tuba, Jimmy Ford as., Carmen Leggio ts., Willie Maiden ts., John Lanni bs., Bob Dogan p., Jimmy Rowser b., Frankie Dunlop dr.

1. 13549-8 Secret Love (P. Webster/S.Fain) 02:26
2. 13550-11 Full Moon And Empty Arms (Kaye/Mossman) Roulette unissued 03:20
3. 13551-7 'Tis Autumn (Henry Nemo) 03:12
4. 13552-2 You Took Advantage Of Me (Richard Rodgers/L.Hart) Roulette unissued 002:50

February 25, 1959

Maynard Ferguson tp., v-tb., euphonium, Don Ellis tp., Bill Chase tp., Larry Moser tp., Don Sebesky tb., b-tb., Slide Hampton tb., tuba, Jimmy Ford as., Carmen Leggio ts., Willie Maiden ts., John Lanni bs., Bob Dogan p., Jimmy Rowser b., Frankie Dunlop dr.

5. 13553-2 Soft Winds (Benny Goodman) 03:32
6. 13554-9 It's Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen/B.Rose) 02:43
7. 13555-7 Aren't You Glad You're You (J. Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen) Roulette unissued 002:39
8. 13556-1 Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk/C.Williams) 03:17

February 26, 1959

Maynard Ferguson tp., v-tb., euphonium, Don Ellis tp., Bill Chase tp., Larry Moser tp., Don Sebesky tb., b-tb., Slide Hampton tb., tuba, Jimmy Ford as., Carmen Leggio ts., Willie Maiden ts., John Lanni bs., Bob Dogan p., Jimmy Rowser b., Frankie Dunlop dr.

9. 13557-10 She's Funny That Way (N. Moret/A.Whiting) Roulette unissued 002:44
10. 13558-2 Lonely Town (Leonard Bernstein/Comden) Roulette unissued 003:33
11. 13559-95 I'm Beginning To See The Light (Duke Ellington/Don George) 02:52
12. 13560 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (Duke Ellington/B.Russell) 02:24

March 31, 1959

Maynard Ferguson tp., v-tb., euphonium, Don Ellis tp., Bill Chase tp., Larry Moser tp., Don Sebesky tb., b-tb., Slide Hampton tb., tuba, Jimmy Ford as., Carmen Leggio ts., Willie Maiden ts., John Lanni bs., Bob Dogan p., Jimmy Rowser b., Frankie Dunlop dr.

13. 13651-9 Stompin' At The Savoy (Benny Goodman/Edgar Sampson) 02:30
14. 13652-5 It Might As Well Be Spring (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein) 03:36
15. 13653-6 I'll Be Seeing You (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein) 02:27
16. 13654-10 If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger/Leo Robin) 03:36
17. 13655 Don't Take Your Love From Me (Norberg/Stovall) 03:05








Maynard Ferguson Birdland, NYC., June 6 or 17, 1959

LP: 7.9.13.14.18.23.24. Roulette R 52027 MAYNARD FERGUSON A MESSAGE FROM BIRDLAND
LP: 18. 23. Roulette SK-101 THE MAYNARD FERGUSON YEARS
LP: 7.9.13.14.18.23.24. Fresh Sound (E) FSR 558 MAYNARD FERGUSON A MESSAGE FROM BIRDLAND
CD: (all tunes with running times) Mosaic MD10-156 THE COMPLETE ROULETTE RECORDINGS OF THE MAYNARD FERGUSON ORCHESTRA

Maynard Ferguson tp., Don Ellis tp., Jerry Tyree tp., Clyde Reasinger tp., Don Sebesky tb., Slide Hampton tb., Jimmy Ford as., Carmen Leggio ts., Willie Maiden ts., John Lanni bs., Joe Zawinul p., Jimmy Rowser b., Frankie Dunlop dr. Willie Maiden arr., Benny Golson arr.

set one

1. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) rejected
2. Night life (alt.take) (Benny Golson) Roulette unissued 04:38
3. Starfire (Benny Golson) rejected
4. The mark of jazz (alt. take) (Slide Hampton) unissued
5. Blue Birdland (Jimmy Giuffre) unissued 01:52

set two

6. Stella by starlight (Young/Washington) rejected
7. 14223 Lonely time (Marty Paich) 04:47
8. Three more foxes (Willie Maiden) unissued
9. 14223 Back in the satellite again (Willie Maiden) 02:52

10. Blue Birdland (Jimmy Giuffre) rejected


set three

11. Sea isle stomp (Don Sebesky) rejected
12. Night life (alt. take) (Benny Golson) rejected
13. 14219 Starfire (Benny Golson) 04:55
14. 14218 Oleo (Sonny Rollins, Slide Hampton arr.) 09:05
15. Spring is here (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart) rejected
16. Three more foxes (Willie Maiden) rejected
17. Blue Birdland (Jimmy Giuffre) rejected

set four

18. 14222 Stella by starlight (Victor Young-Washington-Slide Hampton arr) 06:10
19. Three more foxes (Willie Maiden) rejected
20. Back in the satellite again (Willie Maiden) rejected
21. Blue Birdland (Jimmy Giuffre) rejected

set five

22. Three more foxes (Willie Maiden) Roulette unissued 07:21
23. 14221 Night life (Benny Golson) 04:59
24. 14220 The mark of jazz (Slide Hampton) 08:08
25. Sea isle stomp (Don Sebesky) Roulette unissed 08:00
26. Blue Birdland (Jimmy Giuffre) rejected


1. Night Life (Benny Golson) 04:59
2. The Mark Of Jazz (Slide Hampton) 08:08
3. Blue Birdland (Jimmy Giuffre) 01:52
4. Lonely Time (Marty Paich) 04:47
5. Back In The Satellite Again (Willie Maiden) 02:52
6. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 09:05
7. Starfire (Benny Golson) 04:55
8. Stella By Starlight (V. Young/Washington) 06:10
9. Three More Foxes (Willie Maiden) 07:21
10. Night Life (Benny Golson) 04:38
11. The Mark Of Jazz (Slide Hampton) 06:44
12. Sea Isle Stomp (Don Sebesky) 08:00


Maynard Ferguson Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, July 3, 1959

VOA Broadcast: all

7. youtube vidoeclip

Maynard Ferguson tp / Don Ellis tp / Jerry Tyree tp / Chet Ferretti or Clyde Reasinger tp / Slide Hampton tb, arr / Don Sebesky tb / Charles Greenlee tb / Wayne Shorter ts, as / Jimmy Ford as / Willie Maiden ts, cl, arr, Carmen Leggio ts (?) / John Lanni or Frank Hittner bs / Joe Zawinul p / Jimmy Rowser b / Frankie Dunlop dr

1. Introduction: Willis Conover 00:48
2. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 09:23
3. Introduction: Maynard Ferguson 00:33
4. Newport blues (Slide Hampton) 09:23

5. Tenderly (J. Lawrence/W.Gross) 04:06

6. The Mark Of Jazz (Slide Hampton) 10:20

7. Three More Foxes (Willie Maiden) 07:29










Maynard Ferguson NYC., October 28, 1959

LP: 2.4. Roulette R 52038 MAYNARD FERGUSON PLAYS FOR DANCING
LP: 4. Roulette R 52110 THE WORLD OF MAYNARD FERGUSON THE DYNAMIC SOUND OF BIG BAND
Single: 1.4. Roulette 4207
CD: Mosaic MD10-156 THE COMPLETE ROULETTE RECORDINGS OF THE MAYNARD FERGUSON ORCHESTRA
CD: 1.,2.,4. Jazz Beat (UE) 514 MAYNARD FERGUSON DANCING SESSIONS

Maynard Ferguson tp., Don Ellis tp., Chet Ferretti tp., Paul Fontaine tp., Bill Byers tb., Charles Greenlea tb., Jimmy Ford as., Lin Haliday ts., Willie Maiden ts., Frank Hittner bs., Jaki Byard p., Gene Cherico b., Frankie Dunlop dr., Ann Marie Moss voc.(1,3)

1. 14561-3 Let's Fall In Love (H. Arlen/T.Koehler) 02:23
2. 14562-9 Where's Teddy (Ferguson/Maiden) 02:41
3. 14563-4 This Is Always (H. Warren/M.Gordon) 02:56
4. 14564-5 Hey There (R. Adler/J.Ross) 03:02


Don Ellis NYC, February 1960

LP: Enrica LP 2003 (unissued, test pressing exists)

Don Ellis tp / Jaki Byard p / Ron Carter b / Charli Persip dr

Note:
titles given on the matten dahl homepage (hope he won't mind to see this included here)

1. Roland rock
2. Up stream
3. Debi
4. Homeless
5. Someplace else
6. You got me way out here
7. Ballade
8. Theme and variations
9. Back to back













Maynard Ferguson NYC., March 15, 1960

LP: 1.-7. Roulette R 52047 Maynard Ferguson NEWPORT SUITE
LP: 2. Roulette R 52110 THE WORLD OF MAYNARD FERGUSON THE DYNAMIC SOUND OF BIG BAND
LP: 2. Roulette R 52117 BIG BAND SCENE '65 COUNT BASIE & MAYNARD FERGUSON
LP: 1.-7. Roulette (F) RE 116 Maynard Ferguson NEWPORT SUITE
LP: 1.-7. Columbia (GB) 33SX 1301 Maynard Ferguson NEWPORT SUITE
LP: 1.-7. Bellaphon (D) BLST 6526
LP : 5. Roulette K-101 THE MAYNARD FERGUSON YEARS
Single: 8.9. Roulette R-4250

Maynard Ferguson tp., v-tb, arr., bariton horn, Don Ellis tp., Chet Ferretti tp., Rick Kiefer tp., Charles Greenlea tb., Mike Zagatini tb., Jimmy Ford as., Joe Farrell ts., Willie Maiden ts, arr., Frank Hittner bs., Jaki Byard p., Aubrey Tosin b., Stu Martin dr., Slide Hampton arr.

1. 14849 Newport (Slide Hampton) 08:41
2. 14850 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Trad.) 02:57

Maynard Ferguson NYC March 16, 1960

Maynard Ferguson tp., v-tb., bariton horn, Don Ellis tp., Chet Ferretti tp., Rick Kiefer tp., Charles Greenlea tb., Mike Zagatini tb., Jimmy Ford as., Joe Farrell ts., Willie Maiden ts, arr., Frank Hittner bs., Jaki Byard p., Aubrey Tosin b., Stu Martin dr.

3. 14851 Ol' Man River (J. Kern/Hammerstein) 07:05
4. 14852 Three More Foxes (Willie Maiden) 07:13

Maynard Ferguson NYC March 22, 1960

Maynard Ferguson tp., v-tb., bariton horn, Don Ellis tp., Chet Ferretti tp., Rick Kiefer tp., Charles Greenlea tb., Mike Zagatini tb., Jimmy Ford as., Joe Farrell ts., Willie Maiden ts, arr., Frank Hittner bs., Jaki Byard p., Aubrey Tosin b., Stu Martin dr. Slide Hampton arr

5. 14854 Jazz Bary (Willie Maiden) 04:28
6. 14855 Foxy (Slide Hampton) 05:11
7. 14856 Got The Spirit (Slide Hampton) 03:56
8. 14853 Doin' The Madison (part 1) (W. Maiden/Ferguson) 02:55
9. 14857 Doin' The Madison (part 2) (W. Maiden/Ferguson) 02:57









Charles Mingus NYC., November 13, 1959

LP: 1.3,4.5. Columbia CL-1440 (mono) MINGUS DYNASTY
LP: 1.3,4.5. Columbia CS 8236 (stereo) MINGUS DYNASTY
LP: 1.3,4.5. CBS (GB) BPB 62261 MINGUS DYNASTY
LP: 1.3,4.5. CBS (Eu) S 64249 MINGUS DYNASTY
LP: 1.3,4.5. Columbia CK 65513 MINGUS DYNASTY
LP: 1.3,4.5. Columbia CG 30628 BETTER GIT IT IN YOUR SOUL
LP: 1.3,4.5. CBS (Eu) S 66290 BETTER GIT IT IN YOUR SOUL
LP: 1.3,4.5. CBS ST 52346 BETTER GIT IT IN YOUR SOUL
LP: 1.5. Columbia JG 35717 NOSTALGIA IN TIMES SQUARE
LP: 1.5. CBS (Eu) 88337 NOSTALGIA IN TIMES SQUARE
Cass: 1.5. CBS (Eu) CB432-4088337 NOSTALGIA IN TIMES SQUARE
LP: 1.5. CBS/Sony (J) 20AP 1808/09 NOSTALGIA IN TIMES SQUARE
LP: 2. CBS (NL) S 66266
LP: 2. Embassy (NL) EMB 31068
LP: 3.4.6. Philips (GB) BBE 12453
LP: 3.4.6. Philips (NL) SBBE 9052
CD: Columbia 065145 Charles Mingus - Dynasty

Don Ellis tp., Jimmy Knepper tb., John Handy as., Booker Ervin ts., Roland Hanna p., Charles Mingus b., Dannie Richmond dr., Maurice Brown cello, Seymour Barab cello

1. CO63888 Slop (Charles Mingus) 06:20
2. Slop (Charles Mingus) (edited) 04:39
3. CO63889 Put Me In That Dungeon (Charles Mingus) 02:55

Don Ellis tp., Jimmy Knepper tb., John Handy as., Booker Ervin ts., Roland Hanna p., Charles Mingus b., Dannie Richmond dr.

4. CO63890 Mood Indigo (Ellington/B.Bigard) 08:17
5. CO63891Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Mercer Ellington) 07:39
6. Things ain't what they used to be (Mercer Ellington) (edited) 04:24
















Don Ellis NYC., October 4, 1960

LP: Candid 8004 ...How Time Passes...Don Ellis
LP: Candid (J) SMJ-6211 ...How Time Passes...Don Ellis
LP: Barnaby (GB) BR 5020
CD: Candid CCD 9004 ...How Time Passes...Don Ellis
CD: Candid 7-9004 ...How Time Passes...Don Ellis
CD: Candid (J) 32JDC-119 ...How Time Passes...Don Ellis
CD: Past Perfect (J) 220368 DON ELLIS A SIMPLEX ONE
CD: 1.2.3.4. Atlas (F) Les Genies du Jazz Vol.6 No. 5 DON ELLIS "HOW TIME PASSES"
CD: 1.2.3. Giants of Jazz (I) CD 53262 DON ELLIS
CD: 4. Musica Jazz (I) TIDE 9183-2 CANDID HORNS
CD: Fresh Sound (E) FS 0860 how time passes & new ideas don ellis plus in concert at jazz jamboree '62
CD: Real Gone Jazz (GB) RGJCD 544 DON ELLIS SIX CLASSIC ALBUMS (var)

Don Ellis tp., Jaki Byard as., p., Ron Carter b., Charlie Persip dr.

1. How Time Passes (Ellis) 06:30
2. Sallie (Ellis) 04:38
3. A Simplex One (Ellis) 04:17
4. Waste (Jaki Byard) 08:15
5. Improvisational Suite #1 (Ellis) 22:21








The Soul of Percussion NYC., 1960

LP: 1.2.3. Warwick W 5003 ST THE SOUL OF JAZZ PERCUSSION
LP: 1.3. TCB 1004 DONALD BYRD BOOKER LITTLE THE THIRD WORLD
LP: 2. Fresh Sound (E) FSR 640 THE SOUL OF JAZZ PERCUSSION
CD: prob. 1.2.3. Warwick 20ED 5070 THE SOUL OF JAZZ PERCUSSION
CD: 1.2.3. Fresh Sound (E) FSR CD 0210 THE SOUL OF JAZZ PERCUSSION
CD: 1.3. Collectables COL-CD-6132 Donald Byrd & Booker Little THE THIRD WORLD

Note: 3. according to Bruyninckx with Don Ellis

Don Ellis tp., Booker Little tp., Curtis Fuller tb., Mal Waldron p.,Teddy Charles vib.(1), Philly Joe Jones dr., Ed Shaughnessy dr., perc., Willie Rodriguez perc.

1. November Afternoon (1) (Tom McIntosh) 02:52
2. Witch Fire (Booker Little) 04:36
3. Construction crew (Mal Waldron) 02:23











George Russell Sextet In K.C. NYC., February, 1961

LP: Decca DL 4183 (mono) GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET in K.C.
LP: Decca DL 74183 (stereo) GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET in K.C.
LP: Brunswick (D) 87062 GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET in K.C.
LP: MCA (J) MCA-3046 GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET in K.C.
CD: Jazz Collectors (Eu) JC 422 GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET in K.C.
CD: Fresh Sound (E) FSRCD-848 GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET & SEPTET COMPLETE 1960-1962 DECCA & RIVERSIDE ALBUM COLLECTION
CD: Real Gone Jazz (GB) RGJCD 544 DON ELLIS SIX CLASSIC ALBUMS (var)

Don Ellis tp., Dave Baker tb., Dave Young as., ts., George Russell p., Chuck Israels b., Joe Hunt dr.

1. 110220 Theme (George Russell) 03:10
2. 110221 Mardi gras (unissued)
3. 110222 Rhymes (Carla Bley) 04:30
4. 110223 Lunacy (Dave Baker) 07:20
5. 110224 Vamp (unissued)
6. 110225 War Gewesen (Dave Baker) 06:21
7. 110226 Sandu (Clifford Brown) 11:13
8. 110227 Tune Up (Miles Davis) 08:11












Don Ellis NYC., April 21, 1961

LP: (prob. no LP release)
CD: Candid CCD 79032 DON ELLIS STEVE SWALLOW - PAUL BLEY OUT OF NOWHERE
CD: Candid (J) 32JDC-204 DON ELLIS STEVE SWALLOW - PAUL BLEY OUT OF NOWHERE
CD: King (J) 8389
CD: CCD 79032 (2007 re-issue) DON ELLIUS OUT OF NOWHERE PAUL BLEY STEVE SWALLOW
CD: 1.-8. Giants of Jazz (I) CD 53262 DON ELLIS
CD: 5. Musica Jazz (I) TIDE 9183-2 CANDID HORNS
CD: 1.-8. Atlas (F) Les Genies du Jazz Vol.6 No. 5 DON ELLIS "HOW TIME PASSES"

Don Ellis tp., Paul Bley p., Steve Swallow b.

1. Sweet And Lovely (G. Arnheim/H.Tobias 06:12
2. My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) 04:28
3. I Love You (tk 2) (Cole Porter) 04:39
4. I'll Remember April (Raye/DePaul/Johnson) 03:34
5. Just One Of Those Things (tk 8) (Cole Porter) 03:41
6. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (N. Brown/G.Kahn) 03:47
7. All The Things You Are (J. Kern/Hammerstein) 06:10
8. Out Of Nowhere (J. Green/E.Heyman) 03:46
9. Just One Of Those Things (tk 5) (Cole Porter) 03:32
10. I Love You (tk 1) (Cole Porter) 05:36










George Russell - Ezz-thetics NYC., May 8, 1961

LP: Riverside RLP-375 (mono) Ezz-thetics GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
LP: Riverside RS 9375 Ezz-thetics GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
LP: 2.4.6. Riverside RS 3043 George Russell Sextet featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy
LP: Riverside (J) SMJ-6112 Ezz-thetics GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
LP: Riverside (J) VIJ-131 Ezz-thetics GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
LP: Riverside OJC-070 Ezz-thetics GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
LP: 1.2.4.5.6. Milestone M-47027 GEORGE RUSSELL Outer Thoughts
CD: Riverside (J) VICJ-233798 GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
CD: 1. Riverside 4RCD 4422-2 The Riverside Records Story
CD: Riverside OJCCD-070-2 Ezz-thetics GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
CD: Fresh Sound (E) FSRCD-848 GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET & SEPTET COMPLETE 1960-1962 DECCA & RIVERSIDE ALBUM COLLECTION

Don Ellis tp., Dave Baker tb., Eric Dolphy as., b-cl.(2 & 4), George Russell p., Steve Swallow b., Joe Hunt dr.

1. Ezz-thetic (George Russell) 09:00
2. Nardis (Miles Davis) 04:41
3. Lydiot (George Russell) 08:08
4. Thoughts (George Russell) 05:37
5. Honesty (Dave Baker) 09:04
6. Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk/C.Williams) 06:35












Don Ellis Englewood Cliffs, May 11, 1961

LP: New Jazz NJ 8257 new ideas: don ellis
LP: Prestige PR 7607 DON ELLIS NEW IDEAS
LP: Esquire (GB) 32-183
LP: Bellaphon (D) BJS 40125 DON ELLIS NEW IDEAS
CD: Prestige/Fantasy OJCCD-431-2 new ideas: don ellis
CD: Fresh Sound (E) FS 0860 how time passes & new ideas don ellis plus in concert at jazz jamboree '62
CD: Real Gone Jazz (GB) RGJCD 544 DON ELLIS SIX CLASSIC ALBUMS (var)

Don Ellis tp., Al Francis vib., Jaki Byard p., Ron Carter b., Charlie Persip dr.

1. 3020 Despair To Hope (Don Ellis) 04:22
2. 3021 Solo (Ellis) 02:20
3. 3022 Cock And Bull (Ellis) 07:09
4. 3023 Imitation (Ellis) 08:00
5. 3024 Tragedy (Ellis) 05:13
6. 3025 Uh-Huh (Ellis) 08:19
7. 3026 Prelude and fugue (unissued)
8. 3027 Natural H. (Ellis) 04:37
9. 3028 Four And Three (Ellis) 05:07















George Russell NYC., January 31, 1962

LP: 1.2.4.5.6.7. Riverside RLP-412 (mono) THE STRATUS SEEKERS GEORGE RUSSELL SEPTET
LP: 1.2.4.5.6.7. Riverside RS 9412 (stereo) THE STRATUS SEEKERS GEORGE RUSSELL SEPTET
LP: 2.5.Riverside RS 3043 George Russell Sextet featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy
LP: 1.2.4.5.6.7. Riverside OJC-365 THE STRATUS SEEKERS GEORGE RUSSELL SEPTET
LP: 1.2. Milestone M-47027 GEORGE RUSSELL Outer Thoughts
CD: Riverside OJCCD-365-2 THE STRATUS SEEKERS GEORGE RUSSELL SEPTET
CD: Fresh Sound (E) FSRCD-848 GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET & SEPTET COMPLETE 1960-1962 DECCA & RIVERSIDE ALBUM COLLECTION
CD: 1.2.4.5.6.7. Real Gone Jazz (GB) RGJCD 544 DON ELLIS SIX CLASSIC ALBUMS (var)

Don Ellis tp., Dave Baker tb., John Pierce as., Paul Plummer ts., George Russell p., Steve Swallow b., Joe Hunt dr.

1. Pan-Daddy (George Russell) 05:02
2. The Stratus Seekers (George Russell) 06:57
3. The Stratus Seekers (take 2) (George Russell) 07:48
4. Kiger's Tune (Al Kiger) 05:52
5. Blues In Orbit (George Russell) 07:29
6. A Lonely Place (George Russell) 07:22
7. Stereophrenic (Dave Baker) 05:15


Don Ellis Lee Davis Show March 15, 1962

Don Ellis tp / Steve Kuhn p, Ron Carter b / Charli Persip dr / Sheila Jordan voc-1

1. How Time Passes (Ellis) 10:22
2. Interview - Tragedy (Ellis) 08:00
3. Am I blue -1 02:40
4. Cock And Bull (Ellis) (faded out) 04:05

Note:
Don Ellis out on 3.

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis First Friends Church, Whittier, CA July 15, 1962

Don Ellis tp / Don Ellis (Father) voice

1. Getting through to God 32:20

Note:
This is a sermon of Don's father with intermission playing of Don solo tp

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive












Don Ellis Lighthouse, LA. July 15-17, 1962

LP: Pacific Jazz PJ 55 essence DON ELLIS PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS
LP: Fontana (NL) 688 127 ZL don ellis essence
CD: 1.5.6.8. Giants of Jazz (I) CD 53262 DON ELLIS
CD: Mighty Quinn Productions 1101
CD: Real Gone Jazz (GB) RGJCD 544 DON ELLIS SIX CLASSIC ALBUMS (var)

Don Ellis tp., Paul Bley p., Gary Peacock b., Gene Stone dr. or Nick Martinis dr.

1. Johnny Come Lately (Billy Strayhorn) 04:53
2. Slow Space (Ellis) 04:31
3. Ostinato (Ellis) 07:28
4. Donkey (Ellis) 04:36
5. Form (Ellis) 10:06
6. Angel Eyes (M. Dennis/E.Brent) 04:20
7. Irony (Ellis) 05:09
8. Lover (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) 03:22




Don Ellis Mira Sound Studios, NYC prob. 1962

LP: (test pressing only) Mira Sound Studios, Inc.

Note:
If Side A exists there must be Side B unless this is a one-sided lp / nothing known about contents

prob. Don Ellis tp., Paul Bley p., Gary Peacock b., Gene Stone dr. or Nick Martinis dr., other instr. unknown

1. Turk's works (Eric Mardin) 06:47
2. Improvisation for Quintet (Ellis) 03:30
3. Three, 3 , 2 , 2 , 1, 2, 2, 2, (Ellis) 5:01

Note:
exact date and pers. unknown








George Russell NYC., August 27, 1962

LP: 1.2.3.5.6. Riverside RLP 440 (mono) THE OUTER VIEW GEORGE RUSSELL
LP: 1.2.3.5.6. Riverside RS 9440 (stereo) THE OUTER VIEW GEORGE RUSSELL
LP: 1. Riverside RS 3043 George Russell Sextet featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy
LP: 1.2.3.5.6. Fontana THE OUTER VIEW GEORGE RUSSELL SEPTET
LP: 1.2.3.5. Milestone M 47027 GEORGE RUSSELL Outer Thoughts
LP: 1.2.3.5.6. Riverside (J) VIJ-138 THE OUTER VIEW GEORGE RUSSELL
LP: 1.2.3.5.6. Riverside OJC-616 THE OUTER VIEW GEORGE RUSSELL
CD: Riverside OJCCD-616-2 THE OUTER VIEW GEORGE RUSSELL
CD: Fresh Sound (E) FSRCD-848 GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET & SEPTET COMPLETE 1960-1962 DECCA & RIVERSIDE ALBUM COLLECTION
CD: 5. American Jazz Classis SHEILA JORDAN PORTRAIT OF SHEILA Don Ellis tp.,
CD: 1.2.3.5.6. Real Gone Jazz (GB) RGJCD 544 DON ELLIS SIX CLASSIC ALBUMS (var)

Garnett Brown tb., Paul Plummer ts., George Russell p., Steve Swallow b., Pete La Roca dr., Sheila Jordan voc.(5)

1. Au Privave (Charlie Parker) 06:24
2. Zig-Zag (Carla Bley) 04:07
3. The Outer View (George Russell) 10:09
4. The Outer View (take 2) (George Russell) 09:29
5. You Are My Sunshine (Davis/Mitchell) 11:55
6. D.C. Divertimento (George Russell) 09:14












Don Ellis & The Karolak Trio Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, PL October 27 and 29, 1962

10inch LP: 1.-4. Muza (PL) L0394 Jamboree 1962
10inch LP: 1.-4. Muza (PL) L0394 Jamboree 1962 (different cover)
CD: Fresh Sound (E) FS 0860 how time passes & new ideas don ellis plus in concert at jazz jamboree '62
CD: Polish Radio Jazz Archives 03 (PL) PRCD 1590 DON ELLIS WOJCIECH KAROLAK TRIO
CD: 7. Polish Radio Jazz Archives 03 (PL) PRCD 1599 Jazz Jamboree '62 (var)

Don Ellis tp., Wojciech Karolak p., Roman Dylag b., Andrzej Dabrowski dr., added for 6: National Philharmonic Chamber Orchester,. Andrzej Markowski cond

1. Soloes (Ellis) 14:07
2. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter) 06:35
3. Lover (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) 06:09
4. Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) 04:21
5. Some place else (Ellis ?) 09:10
6. Nihil Novi (Andrzey Trzaskowski) 22:09
7. Soloes (version II) (Ellis) 14:43

Note:
5.6. not on Muza issue / prob. 6.7 recorded October 29, 1962




NDR Jazz Workshop No. 28 Grosser Sendesaal Studio 10, NDR Funkhaus, Hamburg, D December 7, 1962

NDR Broadcast

CD: 12.13. Universal (Eu) 06024 9877999 (cd) KLAUS DOLDINGER EARLY DOLDINGER THE COMPLETE PHILIPS SESSIONS

Don Ellis (tp) Jacques Pelzer (fl, ss, as) Klaus Doldinger (ts) René Thomas (g) Ingfried Hoffmann (p, org) Benoit Quersin (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

1. Open door (Doldinger) (05:15)
2. Quintenzirkel (Doldinger) (05:46)
3. Theme for Freddy (Thomas) (06:18)
4. Signal (Doldinger) (05:38)
5. Six eight pleasure (Doldinger) (06:19)
6. Crepuscule with Nellie (Monk) (03:11)
7. Solo (Ellis) (03:08)
8. After you've gone (Craemer-Layton) (03:13)
9. Summertime (G.&I.Gershwin-Heyward) (06:16)
10. Hasten Jason (Clarke) (03:55)
11. Country session (Ellis) (06:27)
12. For two only (Doldinger) (05:16)
13. Sweety's bounce (Doldinger) (05:58)
14. Woody'n you (Gillespie) (06:08)
15. Bassy (Hoffmann) (03:13)
16. Come rain or come shine (Mercer-Arlen) (04:13)
17. Crescendo in five (Hoffmann) (09:10)
18. B like Bud (Thomas) (08:00)
19. Open door (Doldinger) (04:30)

Note:
Don Ellis definitely on 2,7,8,10,11,15,16,17; but probably on more tunes




Don Ellis Carnegie Hall, NYC., April 18, 1963

LP: Enja ENJ-5045 VINTAGE DOLPHY
CD: Enja ENJ-5045 2 VINTAGE DOLPHY

Don Ellis tp., Nick Travis tp., Jimmy Knepper tb., Eric Dolphy as., Phil Woods as., Benny Golson ts., Jim Hall g., Lalo Schifrin p., Barre Phillips b., Charlie Persip dr.

1. Donna Lee Charlie Parker 13:02






Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Manhattan Center, NYC January or February, 1964

LP: Columbia (J) SICC 540 LEONARD BERNSTEIN CONDUCTS MUSIC OF OUR TIME

Don Ellis tp., Barre Phillips b., Joseph (Joe) Cocuzzo dr.

1. Improvisations for Orchestra and Jazz Solists Larry Austin 11:56

Note:
according to liner notes of CBS issue the contents of LP was recorded January 6, 13 & February 11, 1964


 








Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Carnegie Hall, NYC., April 18, 1963

DVD: prob. these are the versions on 9-DVD Box
youtube videoclip 02:10 of 2.

Note: first aired March 11, 1964

Don Ellis tp., Eric Dolphy as., Benny Golson ts., Richard Davis b., Joseph Cocuzzo dr., Leonard Bernstein cond.,members of NY Philharmonic Orchestra unknown

1. Improvisations for Orchestra and Jazz Soloist (3 movements) Larry Austin
2. Journey into Jazz Gunther Schuller-Nat Hentoff


Don Ellis combo or Orchestra Cocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA October 13, 1963

prob. private tape exists

Don Ellis tp / pers. unknown

1. Apparition
2. Octet
3. Uncoverings
4. Cuttings
5. Four free improvisations
6. Ensemble
7. Collage of Austin




Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Lincoln Center, NYC, February 8, 1964

Don Ellis tp., Eric Dolphy as., Benny Golson ts., Richard Davis b., Joseph Cocuzzo dr., Gunter Schuller cond., Leonard Bernstein narrator., members of NY Philharmonic Orchestra unknown

1. Journey into Jazz (Gunther Schuller-Nat Hentoff) 15:32

Issues:
Available as youtube videoclip


Don Ellis UCLA, Los Angeles, CA May 20, 1964

Don Ellis or Paul Bley p

1. I love you (Cole Porter) 02:36
2. Blues in F 03:31
3. All the things 04:31
4. Unknown 04:04
5. B in 7 02:05
6. Angel eyes (M. Dennis/E.Brent) 04:53
7. I'm glad there is you (Paul Madeira) 3:40
8. Inside outside 02:03
9. Nice work if you can get it (George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin) 02:54

Note:
For me it is doubtful if this is actually Don Ellis playing. I believe that it's Paul Bley. And 5. makes it more shure. By listening this might be a recording session for an unknown label. There is no audience audible.

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive




George Russell Freebody Park, Newport, RI July 1964

CD: RLR Records (Eu) 88630 George Russell Sextet Things new Unissued concerts 1960 & 1964

Don Ellis tp / Dave Baker tp / John Gilmore ts / George Russell p, arr / Steve Swallow b / Pete LaRoca dr / Sheila Jordan voc-1

1. The outer view (George Russell) 09:30
2. Stratusphunk (George Russell) 07:08
3. Volupte (George Russell) 11:59
4. You are my sunshine (1) (Jimmie Davis-Charles Mitchell) 08:58


Don Ellis Hindustani Sextet Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA August 2, 1964

1.2.4. Youtube video clip

prob. tape exists of 3. as well

Don Ellis tp., Harihar Rao sitar, tabla, dholak., Dave Mackay p., Emil Richards vib., Bill Plummer b., Ken Watson dr.

1. Sweet 19 (Ellis) 06:44
2. Bombay Bossa Nova (Emil Richards) 08:38
3. Free four


Don Ellis Hindustani Sextet Icehouse, Pasadena, CA September 13, 1964

no tape available so far

Don Ellis tp., prob. Harihar Rao sitar, tabla., Joe Porcaro dr., Chuck Domanico b., Dave Mackay p., Emil Richards vib


Don Ellis Orchestra December 26, 1964

1. 32:26
2. 32:44

Note:
1. is said not to be a performance.

2. is a conversation of Don Ellis with family and friends at holiday seasons.


Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra 1965

Don Ellis tp / unknown pers.

1. Unknown Number 1 06:50
2. Unknown Number 2 12:40
3. Unknown Number 3 take 1 03:13
4. Unknown Number 3 take 2 02:28
5. Unknown Number 4 05:43
6. Unknown Number 5 take 1 01:05
7. Unknown Number 5 take 2 02:13
8. Unknown Number 5 take 3 10:14
9. Unknown Number 6 take 1 04:51
10. Unknown Number 6 take 2 04:42

Note:
this is actually a rehearsal for a record

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Hindustani Sextet Club Havana, CA October 4, 1965

Don Ellis tp / Harihar Rao sitar, tabla, dholak / prob. Joe Porcaro dr / Chuck Domanico b / Dave Mackay p / Emil Richards vib

1. Bombay Bossa Nova (Emil Richards) 08:24
2. Sweet 19 (Ellis) 03:50
3. Blues for Hari (Tom Scott) 08:04
4. Turk's Works (Eric Mardin) 10:15


Don Ellis Orchestra Club Havana, CA October 4, 1965

Don Ellis tp / Gabe Baltazar as / Sam Falzone ts / Dave Mackay p / Chuck Domanico b / Steve Bohanon dr / Harihar Rao sitar, tabla, dholak / remaining musicians unknown

5. 33 222 1 222 (Ellis) 09:00
6. Angel eyes (M. Dennis/E.Brent) 05:52
7. Unknown (not complete) 02:52

Note:
7. was faded out by the radio station because of technical difficulties

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Club Havana, CA October 18, 1965

Don Ellis tp / prob. Gabe Baltazar as / Sam Falzone ts / Ira Schulman ts / Dave Mackay p / Chuck Domanico b / Steve Bohanon dr / remaining musicians unknown

1. Unknown 12:03
2. Rhythms 08:10
3. Loss (Ellis) 05:56
4. For eight brass and percussion (Reuben Leon) 09:11
5. Study for a 1/4 tone trumpet (Blatny) 10:16
6. New nine 09:30

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra 1960's

1960's with Jazzbeaux (Jazzbo) Collins

1. Moondogs (03:25)
2. Unknown (not complete) (02:21)
3. Jazzbeaux (I love us) (03:01)
4. Bali dancer (Ah Sol) (02:43)
4. Caravan (02:50)

Note:
no details avalaible about exact date, location and personnel.

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Club Havana, San Jose, CA November 29, 1965

available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive

Don Ellis tp / pers. unknown

1. Unknown 05:45
2. 33 222 1 222 (Ellis) 10:50
3. Concerto for trumpet (Ellis) 13:48
4. Unknown () 08:08
5. Orientation (Ellis) 13:19
6. 27/16 (Ellis) 08:36
7. A night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) 08:24
8. Sextile 06:12
5. Ostinato 07:04
6. Rhythms 08:13
7. Seven blue blocks 07:36
8. Study for 1/4 tone trumpet (Blatny) 09:04
9. Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk) 05:22
10. Jazz waltz (Reuben Leon) 02:54
11. New York 11:32

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Lincoln High School, Lincoln, CA February 25, 1966

Don Ellis tp / pers. unknown

1. Tuno's bossa nova ? () 03:26
2. Jazz waltz (Reuben Leon) 03:00
3. Seven blue blocks 05:12
4. Angel eyes (M. Dennis/E.Brent) 05:25
5. For eight brass and percussion (Reuben Leon) 04:34
6. Row row row (Reuben Leon) 04:49
7. Frank St. Peter 05:43
8. Concerto for trumpet 10:00

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Hindustani Jazz Sextet UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, March 24, 1966

prob. Don Ellis tp., Gabe Baltazar as., Sam Falzone ts., Harihar Rao sitar, tabla., Dave Mackay p., Emil Richards vib., Chuck Domanico b., Joe Porcaro dr.,

1. A night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) 16:07
2. Bombay bossa nova (Emil Richards) 09:00
3. Demonstration in Nineteen 04:00
4. Sweet 19 (Ellis) 06:44
5. Blues for Hari (Tom Scott) 11:38
6. Turk's works (Eric Mardin) 18:30

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and partly from muzofox and youtube


Don Ellis Orchestra UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA May 1, 1966

Don Ellis tp /

1. Unknown 02:25
2. Unknown 02:00
3. Unknown 02:37
4. Unknown 04:22
5. Unknown 03:19
6. Unknown 03:20
7. Unknown 03:14
8. Unknown 03:44
9. Unknown 02:44
10. Unknown 02:15
11. Unknown 02:06
12. Unknown 02:33
13. Unknown 02:37
14. Godchild (Gerry Mulligan) 03:50

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Hindustani Jazz Sextet Unknown location prob.1966

1. available as download from muzofox and youtube

prob. Don Ellis tp / Gabe Baltazar as / Sam Falzone ts / Harihar Rao sitar, tabla, dholak / Dave Mackay p / Emil Richards vib / Chuck Domanico b / Steve Bohannon dr.,

1. Deja vu (Ellis ?) 07:19


Don Ellis Quintet Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA June 12, 1966

Don Ellis tp / Dave Mackay p / Mike Lang p (5.9.) / Chuck Domanico b / Steve Bohanon dr / Emil Richards vib

1. 332221222 (Not the same as the big band composition) 08:43
2. Interbalances 4 (Barney Childs) 05:07
3. Free improvisation not complete 12:52

Note:
The portion of the track where the right channel drops out is an entirely different classical chamber music piece by a different group.

Tape 2:
4. Certainly not Don’s ensemble. Possibly a concert Don attended.

Tape 3:
5. Structures for Trumpet and Ensemble 25:23

6. 332221222 (Not the same as the big band composition) 10:52 (prob.Set 2)
7. Interbalances 4 (Barney Childs) (not complete) 04:53 (prob.Set 2)

Tape 4:
8. Free improvisation 10:52 (prob.Set 2)
9. Structures for Trumpet and Ensemble 26:47 (prob.Set 2)

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive




Don Ellis Hindustani Jazz Sextet Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA July 14, 1966

not known if tape exists

Don Ellis tp / prob. Harihar Rao sitar, tabla, dholak / Joe Porcaro dr / Chuck Domanico b / Dave Mackay p / Emil Richards vib




Don Ellis Monterey, CA September 18, 1966

LP: Pacific Jazz PJ-10112 (mono), Pacific Jazz ST-20112 (stereo) don ellis orchestra 'live' at monterey!

Single: 2.8. (prob. editied) Pacific Jazz 88138
CD: Pacific Jazz (J) CJ32-5006 don ellis orchestra 'live' at monterey!
CD: Pacific Jazz 7243 4 94768 2 0 don ellis orchestra 'live' at monterey!

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Alan Weight tp., Ed Warren tp., Paul Lopez tp., Dave Wells tb., Ron Myers tb., Terry Woodson b-tb., Ruben Leon as., fl., ss., Tom Scott as., saxello, fl., Ira Schulman ts., as., cl., Ron Starr ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Dave Mackay organ, p., Ray Neapolitan b., Chuck Domanico b., Frank De La Rosa b., Steve Bohannon dr., Alan Estes dr., Chino Valdes perc.

1. Introduction: 01:18
2. 33 222 1 222 (Ellis) 09:30
3. Passacaglia And Fugue (Hank Levy) 07:01
4. Crete Idea (Ellis) 06:26
5. 27/16 (Ellis) 06:35
6. Beat Me Daddy, 7 To The Bar (Ellis) 09:08
7. New Nine (Ellis) 12:08

Note:
prob. Concerto for trumpet from this performance rejected and the issued version is the one recorded October 8, 1966


Don Ellis Live At Pacific Jazz Festival Costa Mesa, CA, prob. October 8, 1966

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Alan Weight tp., Ed Warren tp., Bob Harmon tp., Dave Wells tb., Ron Myers tb., Terry Woodson b-tb., Ruben Leon as., fl., ss., Tom Scott as., saxello, fl., Ira Schulman ts., as., cl., Ron Starr ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Dave Mackay organ, p., Ray Neapolitan b., Chuck Domanico b., Frank De La Rosa b., Steve Bohannon dr., Alan Estes dr., Chino Valdes perc.

8. Concerto For Trumpet (Ellis) 12:51




Don Ellis Pacific Jazz Fest., Costa Mesa, CA October 10, 1966

LP: 1.2.4 Pacific Jazz ST 20123 the don ellis orchestra live in 3 2/3 /4 time
LP: 1.2.4. Liberty LBL 83060E the don ellis orchestra live in 3 2/3 /4 time
CD: 1.2.4. Pacific 7243 523996-2 the don ellis orchestra live in 3 2/3 /4 time

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Alan Weight tp., Ed Warren tp., Bob Harmon tp., Ron Myers tb., Dave Wells tb., Terry Woodson b-tb., Tom Scott as., fl., ss., cl., Ruben Leon as., fl., ss., Ira Schulman ts., cl., fl., piccolo, Ron Starr ts., fl., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Dave Mackay p., Ray Neapolitan b., sitar, Chuck Domanico b., Frank De La Rosa b., Steve Bohannon dr., Alan Estes dr., timbales, Chino Valdes perc.

1. Orientation (Ellis) 11:18
2. Angel Eyes (M. Dennis/E.Brent) 05:40
3. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:36
4. Freedom Dance (Eddie Harris) 05:19
5. Fire dream unissued







The Mothers of Invention Los Angeles, CA November 18, 1966

LP: Verve V 5013 THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION...ABSOLUTELY FREE
LP: Verve 2317 035 THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION...ABSOLUTELY FREE
CD: ZAPPA Records CD ZAP 12 FRANK ZAPPA ABSOLUTELY FREE THE COMPLETE LIBRETTO

Don Ellis tp., Bunk Gardner fl., cl., sax., Ray Collins harm., tamb., voc., Frank Zappa g., voc., Don Preston p., org., synth., Roy Estrada b., voc., Billy Mundi dr., voc., Jim Black dr., voc., Jim Sherwood voc., unknown 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 tp., 1 b-cl.

1. Brown Shoes Don't Make It Frank Zappa 07:49

Note:
Don Ellis not on remaining tracks of album




Don Ellis Orchestra Shelly's Manne Hole, LA., March 27, 1967

LP: 3.5.8. Pacific Jazz ST 20123 the don ellis orchestra live in 3 2/3 /4 time
LP: 3.5.8. Liberty LBL 83060E the don ellis orchestra live in 3 2/3 /4 time
Single: 3.5. Pacific (unknown number)
CD: 3.5.7.8.10.11.13.18. Pacific 7243 523996-2 the don ellis orchestra live in 3 2/3 /4 time
1.6. youtube videoclip

remaining titles unissued

Note:
formerly 3 titles given with wrong date October 18, 1966

Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Alan Weight tp / Ed Warren tp / Bob Harmon tp / Dave Sanchez tb / Dave Wells tb / Terry Woodson b-tb / Joe Roccisano as, fl, ss, cl, Ruben Leon as, fl, ss / Ira Schulman ts, cl, fl / Ron Starr ts, fl, cl / John Magruder bs, b-cl, fl, cl / Dave Mackay p / Ray Neapolitan b / Dave Parlato b / Frank De La Rosa b / Steve Bohannon dr / Alan Estes dr, timbales / Chino Valdes perc / Mark Stevens perc

set one

1. Don't ask (Don Hamilton) 06:23
2. Ballade
Introduction (Ellis) 00:24
3. Thetis (Hank Levy) 08:27
4. Beat me daddy, 7 to the bar (Ellis)

set two

Introduction Don Ellis 00:23
5. Barnum's revenge (Hubert Leon) 04:36
6. Over the rainbow (Harburg/Harold Arlen) 04:11
7. Freedom jazz dance (Eddie Harris) 07:38
Introduction (Ellis) 00:14
8. Upstart (Ellis) 09:02
9. Orientation (Ellis)

set three

10. Opus 5 (Howlett Smith) 09:53
11. Seven up (Howlett Smith) 04:40
12. Fetus (?)
13. Bossa nueva nova (Hank Levy) 05:31
14. Beat me daddy, 7 to the bar (Ellis)

set four

15. Sunny (Harbach-Hammerstein)
16. Ballade
17. Match maker
18. Johnny one note (Richards/Hart) 02:25
19. Barnum's revenge (Hubert Leon)


Don Ellis Orchestra Bonesville, Los Angeles, CA March 28, 1967

Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Alan Weight tp / Ed Warren tp / Bob Harmon tp / Dave Sanchez tb / Dave Wells tb / Terry Woodson b-tb / Joe Roccisano as, fl, ss, cl, Ruben Leon as, fl, ss / Ira Schulman ts, cl, fl / Ron Starr ts, fl, cl / John Magruder bs, b-cl, fl, cl / Dave Mackay p / Ray Neapolitan b / Dave Parlato b / Frank De La Rosa b / Steve Bohannon dr / Alan Estes dr, timbales / Chino Valdes perc / Mark Stevens perc

1. Barnum's revenge (Ruben Leon) 06:56
2. Bossa nueva nova (Hank Levy) 06:00
3. A night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) 11:00
4. Ropund midnight (Williams-Monk-Hanighen) 03:20
5. Thetis (Hank Levy) 07:50
6. Beat me daddy, 7 to the bar (Ellis) 09:10

Note:
most prob. same pers. as March 27, 1967

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Bonesville, Los Angeles, CA May 1, 1967

Don Ellis tp / Bob Harman tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Ed Warren tp / Alan Weight tp / Dave Sanchez tb / Ron Myers tb / Terry Woodson b-tb / Tom Scott as, fl, ss / Ira Schulman ts, cl, fl, piccolo / Ron Starr ts, fl, cl, Ruben Leon as, fl, ss / John Magruder bs, b-cl, fl, cl / Mike Lang p / Ray Neapolitan b / Red Mitchell b / Frank De La Rosa b / Steve Bohannon dr / Alan Estes perc / Chino Valdes perc / Mark Stevens vib, timbales, perc / Karin Krog voc

1. Unknown 09:35
2. Unknown 19:32
3. Let's go go to sleep (?) 18:47
4. Matchmakin' (?) 08:59
5. In Your Arms (Brita Colburn) 04:20
6. A Quiet Place (Brita Colburn) 03:30
7. Spring Affair (Britta Colburn) 02:30
8. Angel eyes (M. Dennis/E.Brent) 05:15
9. Lady Night (Brita Colburn) 02:41

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive












Don Ellis & Karin Krog Liberty Studios, Los Angeles,CA, May 2, 1967

Single: 2,3.: Brave BR 101
Single: 1,4: Brave BR 100
CD: 1.2. Verve 523 716-2 Karin Krog JUBILEE the Best of 30 Years

Don Ellis tp / Bob Harman tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Ed Warren tp / Alan Weight tp / Dave Sanchez tb / Ron Myers tb / Terry Woodson b-tb / Tom Scott as, fl, ss / Ira Schulman ts, cl, fl, piccolo / Ron Starr ts, fl, cl, Ruben Leon as, fl, ss / John Magruder bs, b-cl, fl, cl / Mike Lang p / Ray Neapolitan b / Red Mitchell b / Frank De La Rosa b / Steve Bohannon dr / Alan Estes perc / Chino Valdes perc / Mark Stevens vib, timbales, perc / Karin Krog voc

Note:
according to other information the personnel is the Berlin Dream Band; this is definitely wrong.
Brita Colburn is prob. the first name of Karin Krog

1. In Your Arms (Brita Colburn) 03:09
2. Spring Affair (Britta Colburn) 02:37
3. A Quiet Place (Brita Colburn) 03:08
4. Lady Night (Brita Colburn) 02:30














Mills Monachs of Jazz ( = Mills Jazzabeaux) featuring Don Ellis unknown location prob. 1967

EP: Super Records EP 07-101, Super Records EP 07-103
EP: Super Records EP 07-104 A
EP: Super Records EP 07-104 B ???
available as youtube videos or muzofox downloads

Note:
unknown pers. / prob. more titles with Don Ellis on Super Records EP 07-104 B

1. Jazzabeaux (I love us, Jequibau) (Ellis) 02:45
2. Bali dancer (Aoh Sol Jaquiba No.2.) (Ellis) 02:31
3. My! Oh! My (Caravan) (Ellis) 02:12
4. Moon drops (Room No. 2) (Ellis) 03:11
5. Little Squiggles (Ellis) 02:22
6. Fire dream (Ellis) 02:47




Don Ellis Octet Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA April 8, 1967

CAS: 1.2.3.5.8.9.10.11. Ellis Music Enterprises ES-2
CD: all on Wounded Bird Records WOU 6000 PIECES OF EIGHT DON ELLIS OCTET LIVE AT UCLA

Don Ellis tp, arr (except the titles composed by others) / Tom Scott cl, as, ts / Dave Wells tb / Dave MacKay p / Ray Neapolitan b / Steve Bohannon dr / Chino Valdes congas, bongos / Alan Estes timbales, perc / and/or Mark Stevens perc

1. Slippin' 'n' slidin' (Ellis) 06:57
2. Sadness shouldn't go so deep (Ellis) 03:54
3. Bali dancer (Ellis) 05:31
4. With respect to Coltrane (Tom Scott) 05:05
5. Pete's 7 (Ellis) 06:29
6. Let's go to sleep (Ellis) 07:16
7. Blues for Hari (Tom Scott) 09:08
8. Milestones (Miles Davis, Ellis arr) 09:56
9. It's a snap (Ellis) 02:18
10. I love us (Ellis) 05:47
11. The squeeze (Ellis) 05:22
12. Lush life (Billy Strayhorn) 07:29
13. Turk's works (Mardin) 18:25


Don Ellis Orchestra Freebody Park, Newport, RI July 3, 1967

Don Ellis tp / Bob Harmon tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Ed Warren tp / Alan Weight tp / Ron Myers tb / David Sanchez tb / Terry Woodson tb / Ruben Leon as, bs, fl / Joe Roccisano as, bs, fl / Ron Starr ts, cl, fl / John Magruder bcl, fl / Ira Schulman cl, fl / John Rodby keyboards / Frank De La Rose b / Alan Estes vib, perc / Ray Neopolitan b, sitar / Dave Parlato b / Mark Stevens perc / Chino Valdes bongos, congas / Steve Bohannon dr

1. Indian lady (Ellis) 07:22
2. Open beauty (Ellis) 11:51
3. Passacaglia and fugue (Hank Levy) 06:50
4. New nine (Ellis) 01:30

Issues:
Radio broadcast by VOA




Don Ellis Orchestra Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA, September 19, 1967

LP: 1.3.4.6.7. Columbia CL 2785 Mono), CS 9585 (stereo) ELECTRIC BATH THE DON ELLIS ORCHESTRA
LP: 1.3.4.6.7. CBS (NL) 63230 ELECTRIC BATH THE DON ELLIS ORCHESTRA
CD: 1.3.4.6.7. GNP Crescendo 2223 ELECTRIC BATH THE DON ELLIS ORCHESTRA
Single: 2.5. Columbia 4-44337
CD: all on Columbia CK 65522 ELECTRIC BATH THE DON ELLIS ORCHESTRA
CD: all on Columbia 472620 ELECTRIC BATH THE DON ELLIS ORCHESTRA

Note: according to liner notes of CD 2.3.5.7. recorded on September 20

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Alan Weight tp., Ed Warren tp., Bob Harmon tp., Dave Sanchez tb., Ron Myers tb., Terry Woodson b-tb., Ruben Leon as., fl., ss., Joe Roccisano as., fl., ss., Ira Schulman ts., cl., fl., piccolo, John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Ron Starr ts., fl., cl., Mike Lang p., clavinet, fender-p., Ray Neapolitan b., sitar, Dave Parlato b., Frank De La Rosa b., Steve Bohannon dr., Alan Estes perc., Chino Valdes perc., Mark Stevens vib., timbales,

1. Indian Lady (Ellis) 08:09
2. Indian Lady (Ellis) (single version)
3. Alone Hank (Levy) 05:33


Don Ellis Orchestra Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA September 20, 1967

Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Alan Weight tp / Ed Warren tp / Bob Harmon tp / Dave Sanchez tb / Ron Myers tb / Terry Woodson b-tb / Ruben Leon as, fl, ss / Joe Roccisano as, fl, ss / Ira Schulman ts, cl, fl, piccolo / John Magruder bs, b-cl, fl, cl / Ron Starr ts, fl, cl / Mike Lang p, clavinet, fender-p / Ray Neapolitan b, sitar / Dave Parlato b / Frank De La Rosa b / Steve Bohannon dr / Alan Estes perc / Chino Valdes perc / Mark Stevens vib, timbales

4. Turkish Bath (Ron Myers) 10:19
5. Turkish Bath (Ron Myers) (single version)
6. Open Beauty (Ellis) 08:32
7. New Horizons (Ellis) 12:23


Don Ellis Orchestra Ellis Island Club, Los Angeles, CA 1967

prob. Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Alan Weight tp / Ed Warren tp / Bob Harmon tp / Dave Sanchez tb / Ron Myers tb / Terry Woodson b-tb / Ruben Leon as, fl, ss / Joe Roccisano as, fl, ss / Ira Schulman ts, cl, fl, piccolo / John Magruder bs, b-cl, fl, cl / Ron Starr ts, fl, cl / Mike Lang p, clavinet, fender-p / Ray Neapolitan b, sitar / Dave Parlato b / Frank De La Rosa b / Steve Bohannon dr / Alan Estes perc / Chino Valdes perc / Mark Stevens vib, timbales

1. Indian lady (Ellis) (not complete) 00:35
2. Turkish bath (Ron Myers) 02:15

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and as videoclip in the www.


Jam Session Jazz Galerie, Berlin, D November 2, 1967

Unknown announcer prob. Leo Wright.

Don Ellis tp., Tony Scott cl., Don Menza ts., Leo Wright as., Kai Rautenberg p., Dieter Gützkow b., Michael Daniels dr.

1. Introduction 00:19
2. Hawk's Tune (Coleman Hawkins) 11:16
3. My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers/L.Hart) 16:24
4. Introduction 01:04
5. Dig 22:42
6. Introduction 00:54
7. Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) 07:19
8. Lover Man (J. Davis/Ramirez) 04:21
9. 52nd Street Theme (incomplete) (Monk) 02:02

Note:
prob. 2 without Don Ellis
more titles played: Unknown / Stars fell on Alabama / Tenderly / The theme / Wee dot but prob. only Wee dot with Don Ellis

Issues:
available as private tape only


Don Ellis & The Berlin Dream Band Philharmonie, Berlin, D November 3, 1967

Don Ellis tp., Ron Simmons tp., Ack Van Rooyen tp., George Sams tp., Carmell Jones tp., Ake Persson tb., Kurt Masnick tb., Siegfried Schmidt tb., Horst Schönbier tb., Leo Wright as., Klaus Marmulla as., cl., Stefan Von Dobrzynsky as., cl., Lothar Noack cl., ts., Helmut Brandt bs., Werner Windler vib., Eugen Cicero p., Hajo Lange b., Hans Rettenbacher b., Jürgen Ehlers b-g., Heinz Niemeyer dr., perc., Dave Hildinger perc., Kurt Giese perc., Karin Krog voc.(6)

1. Introduction: (Wolfram Röhrig) 03:18
2. Milestones (Miles Davis) 10:18
3. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:52
4. Homecoming (Ellis) 06:02
5. Introduction: (Wolfram Röhrig) 00:57
6. Angel Eyes (M. Dennis/E.Brent) 06:02
7. Introduction: (Ellis) 01:06
8. The Tihai (Ellis) 19:20
9. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:28

Issues:
prob. ARD (D) radio broadcast


Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Los Angeles, CA November 1967

No recording available so far

1. Constrast for two orchestras and trumpet (Ellis)

cond. Zubin Mehta

Note:
The world premiere presentation of this Don Ellis composition took place during November 1967.
A 1971 Version by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Arizona Jazz Band can be seen as youtube video
There is also a version on muzofox with the Oltenia Big Band featuring Gabriel Rosati tp and Lucian Nagy sax recorded in Craiova, Romania 2012









Don Ellis Hollywood, LA February 14 + 15, 1968

1-11 LP: Columbia CS 9668 Don Ellis / Shock Treatment
LP: CBS (NL) 63356 Don Ellis / Shock Treatment
LP: 7. Harmony HS 11383 Beautiful People (various)
LP: 7 CBS (NL) S 52774 Beautiful People (various)
Single: 4.7. Columbia 4-44604
CD: all on Koch KOC-CD-8590 Don Ellis / Shock Treatment

Note:
12. on the original LP issue not 5. to which the liner notes refer to. First issue of Columbia CS 9668 had Seven up and Zim, second issued Star children and Night City instead


Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Alan Weight tp., Ed Warren tp., Bob Harmon tp., Ron Myers tb., Dave Sanchez tb., Terry Woodson b-tb., Ira Schulman ts., cl., fl., piccolo, Joe Roccisano as., fl., ss., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Ruben Leon as., fl., ss., Ron Starr ts., fl., cl., Mike Lang p., clavinet, fender-p., Ray Neapolitan b., sitar, Dave Parlato b., Frank De La Rosa b., Steve Bohannon dr., Chino Valdes perc., Alan Estes dr., timbales, Mark Stevens vib., timbales, perc., unknown choir

1. A New Kind Of Country (Hank Levy) 04:12
2. Night City (Ellis/McFadden) 02:59
3. Homecoming (Ellis) 03:05
4. Mercy Maybe Mercy (Hank Levy) 03:23
5. Zim (John Magruder) 04:02
6. Opus 5 (H. Smith) 09:23
7. Star Children (Ellis) 03:24
8. Beat Me Daddy, 7 To The Bar (Ellis) 06:16
9. Milo's Theme (Ellis) 04:27
10. Seven up (H.Smith) 04:03
11. The Tihai (Ellis) 08:48
12. Zim (alt.take) (John Magruder) 04:04
13. I remember Clifford (Benny Golson) 05:29
14. Rasty (Ellis) 02:52












Dave Grusin unknown location, unknown date around 1968

LP: ABC Records ABCS-OC-9 CANDY
LP: CAM (I) SAG 9029 CANDY
LP: EMI/Columbia (D) C 062-90 102 CANDY
LP: Stateside/EMI (NZ) SSLM 6063 Candy
CD: Reel Time (GB) RTCD 1004 CANDY

1. Border town blues: A blunt instrumental (Dave Grusin-Roger McGuinn) 02:47

pers. Don Ellis tp / Dave Grusin p, arr., other musicians unknown

Note:
prob. Don Ellis did not play on the remaining 11 tunes






Don Ellis Orchestra Antibes, Juan-Les-Pins, Antibes, F July 20, 1968

complete or partly available as ORTF or France Musique radio broadcast and part of TV

CD : 1.,2.,3. Top Jazz (I or E) SJ-1014 LEE KONITZ
Available as Electric Heart CD and as youtube video

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Bob Harmon tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., Glenn Ferris tb., Ernie Carlson tb., Don Switzer b-tb., Ira Schulman as., cl., fl., piccolo, Frank Strozier as., cl., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Klemmer ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Pete Robinson p., clavinet, Ray Neapolitan b., sitar, Dave Parlato b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga

1. 33322 (Great devide) (Ellis) 09:32
2. K.C. blues (Charlie Parker) 09:20
3. Open beauty (Ellis) 08:00
4. Indian lady (Ellis) 18:02




Don Ellis De Doelen, Rotterdam, NL July 24, 1968

Private tape.

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Bob Harmon tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., Glenn Ferris tb., Ernie Carlson tb., Don Switzer b-tb., Ira Schulman as., cl., fl., piccolo, Frank Strozier as., cl., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Klemmer ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Pete Robinson p., clavinet, Ray Neapolitan b., sitar, Dave Parlato b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga

1. Thetis (Hank Levy) 16:58
2. Open Beauty (Ellis) 10:39
3. A New Kind Of Country (Hank Levy) 06:00
4. Turkish bath (Ron Myers) 17:11
5. Indian lady (Ellis)

Note:
1.from 11:43 a noise defect on original tape.

Issues:
private tape only / but might be broadcast by Netherlands Radio






Don Ellis Orchestra Frost Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA August 4, 1968

LP: 4.6. Columbia CS 9721 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
LP: 4.6. CBS (GB) M 63503 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
LP: 4.6. CBS (GB) SBP 473661 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
CD: 4.6. Columbia 472622 2 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
CD: 4.6. Wounded Bird WOU-9721 DON ELLIS AUTUMN
CD: 3. Sleepy Night Records SNRCD006 entitled DON ELLIS THE LOST TAPES VOLUME TWO

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Bob Harmon tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., Glenn Ferris tb., Ernie Carlson tb., Don Switzer b-tb., Ira Schulman as., cl., fl., piccolo, Frank Strozier as., cl., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Klemmer ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Pete Robinson p., clavinet, Ray Neapolitan b., Dave Parlato b., sitar, Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga

1. The great devide (Ellis) 09:35
2. Child of Ecstasy (Ellis) 04:07
3. Head quarters (Ellis) 11:24
4. K.C. Blues (Charlie Parker) 10:10 (08:45)
5. Variations for trumpet (Ellis) 24:00
6. Indian lady (Ellis) 19:50 (17:42)
7. Beat me daddy, 7 to the bar (Ellis) 08:10
8. Coloured rain (Stevie Winwood/Jim Capaldi) 01:17

Note:
date for 6 given as July 21 in booklet of Sleepy Time Records is wrong. Don Ellis was in Europe during this date. date July 11 as given in UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive must be wrong as well because Ellis talks about the band's return from Europe. So above date seems to be correct.

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive




Al Kooper prob. Los Angeles,CA, 1968

LP: Columbia CS-9719 I Stand Alone Al Kooper
CD: Sony J) CD SRCS 6196) I Stand Alone Al Kooper

Note: Prob. same date & personnel as above

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Bob Harmon tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., Glenn Ferris tb., Ernie Carlson tb., Don Switzer b-tb., Ira Schulman as., cl., fl., piccolo, Frank Strozier as., cl., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Klemmer ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Pete Robinson p., clavinet, Ray Neapolitan b., Dave Parlato b., sitar, Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga, Traffic, prob. voc., Al Kooper g.

6. Coloured Rain (Stevie Winwood/Jim Capaldi) 03:03










Don Ellis Orchestra Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 1968

LP: 1. Columbia CS 9721 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
LP: 1. CBS (GB) M 63503 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
LP: 1. CBS (GB) SBP 473661 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
LP: 1. Columbia G 30217 Fill Your Head With Jazz (var)
CD: 1. Tristar 80885
CD: 1. Peel Music SRM38PX DON ELLIS CONNECTION/REACTION
CD: 1. Wounded Bird WOU-9721 DON ELLIS AUTUMN
CD: 1. Columbia 472622 2 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
CD: 1. FiveFour (GB) FIVEFOUR 33 DON ELLIS AUTUMN

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg fl-h., Bob Harmon tp., fl-h., Ernie Carlson tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Don Switzer b-tb., Ira Schulman as., Ron Starr as., fl., piccolo, Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Klemmer ts., b-cl., fl. cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Mike Lang p., clavinet, fender-p., Ray Neapolitan b., Dave Parlato b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga, Roger Bobo tuba, Mark Stevens vib., perc.

1. Variations For Trumpet (Ellis) 19:28

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg fl-h., Bob Harmon tp., fl-h., Ernie Carlson tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Terry Woodson b-tb., Frank Strozier as., cl., Ron Starr as., ss., fl., Sam Falzone ts., ss., cl., fl., John Klemmer ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Pete Robinson p., e-p., clavinet, Ray Neapolitan b., Dave Parlato b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga, Doug Bixby tuba, Mark Stevens vib., perc.

2. New Horizons (Ellis) 12:07


Don Ellis Tanglewood, CA prob. August or September 1968

youtube video (02:06)

prob. Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg fl-h., Bob Harmon tp., fl-h., Ernie Carlson tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Terry Woodson b-tb., Frank Strozier as., cl., Ron Starr as., ss., fl., Sam Falzone ts., ss., cl., fl., John Klemmer ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Pete Robinson p., e-p., clavinet, Ray Neapolitan b., Dave Parlato b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga, Doug Bixby tuba, Mark Stevens vib., perc.

1. Indian lady (Ellis) 13:06


Don Ellis Monterey, CA September, 1968

US TV KQED / part of DVD Sights & Sounds

Private tape, from 1:01 to 1:55 radiohost.

Note:
pers. 5 flutists / pers. unknown

1. New horizons










Don Ellis Orchestra Los Angeles, CA, October 1, 1968

LP: Columbia CS 9721 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
LP: CBS (GB) M 63503 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
LP CBS (GB) SBP 473661 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
3. CBS (D) SPR 30 POP REVOLUTION FROM THE UNDERGROUND (var)
Single: 4 (edited) Columbia A 29
Single: 5. Columbia 4-44801
CD: Tristar 80885
CD: Wounded Bird WOU-9721
CD: Columbia 472622 2 DON ELLIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA AUTUMN
CD: FiveFour (GB) FIVEFOUR 33 DON ELLIS AUTUMN

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg fl-h., Bob Harmon tp., fl-h., Ernie Carlson tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Terry Woodson b-tb., Frank Strozier as., cl., Ron Starr as., ss., fl., Sam Falzone ts., ss., cl., fl., John Klemmer ts., cl., John Magruder bs., b-cl., fl., cl., Pete Robinson p., e-p., clavinet, Ray Neapolitan b., Dave Parlato b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga, Doug Bixby tuba, Mark Stevens vib., perc.

3. Scratt And Fluggs (Ellis) 02:00
4. Pussy Wiggle Stomp (Ellis) 06:43
5. Child Of Ecstasy (Ellis) 03:16


Brian Auger - Don Ellis Berliner Jazztage, Philharmonie, Berlin, D November 7, 1968

ARD radio broadcast / partly on TV as well / partly youtube videoclip

Julie Driscoll voc., Don Ellis tp., Brian Auger org., David Ambrose b., Clive Thacker dr.

1. Freedom jazz dance (Eddie Harris) 07:51
2. Jungle telegraph (Brian Auger) 09:14

Note: Don Ellis not on remaining titles


Don Ellis & The Berlin Dream Band - Philharmonie, Berlin, D November 8, 1968

Rehearsal

Private tape

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., ld., Ack Van Rooyen tp., Carmell Jones tp., Ron Simmons tp., Harry Samp tp., Kurt Masnick tb., Charles Orieux tb., Ake Persson tb., Siegfried Schmidt tb., Leo Wright as., Dominique Chanson as., fl., Klaus Marmulla as., cl., Lothar Noack cl., ts., Helmut Brandt bs., Bobby Dürr tuba, Fritz Pauer p., Hajo Lange b., Jürgen Ehlers b-g., Dave Hildinger clavinet, marimbaphon, xylophone, Dai Bowen dr., perc., Werner Windler dr., perc., Heinz Niemeyer dr., perc., Billy Brooks conga

1. Introduction: Edith Grobleben 00:54
2. Rehearsal to "Pussy Wiggle Stomp" (Ellis) 15:32
3. Pussy Wiggle Stomp (Ellis) 15:51




Don Ellis & The Berlin Dream Band Berliner Jazztage Philharmonie, Berlin, D November 8, 1968

Private tape / Unknown how many titles were broadcast by various radio stations in Germany / prob. all or partly broadcast by TV as well

Note:
Reach is a Auftragskomposition der Berliner Jazztage

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., ld., Ack Van Rooyen tp., Carmell Jones tp., Ron Simmons tp., Harry Samp tp., Kurt Masnick tb., Charles Orieux tb., Ake Persson tb., Siegfried Schmidt tb., Leo Wright as., Dominique Chanson as., fl., Klaus Marmulla as., cl., Lothar Noack cl., ts., Helmut Brandt bs., Bobby Dürr tuba, Fritz Pauer p., Hajo Lange b., Jürgen Ehlers b-g., Dave Hildinger clavinet, marimbaphon, xylophone, Dai Bowen dr., perc., Werner Windler dr., perc., Heinz Niemeyer dr., perc., Billy Brooks conga, Peter Cornehlsen choir

1. Introduction: Edith Grobleben 03:11
2. Introduction: 01:00
3. Night City (Ellis/McFadden) 09:11
4. Introduction: 01:03
5. Reach - Cantata for trumpet, chorus and orchestra (Ellis) 18:51
6. Introduction: 00:35
7. The Blues (Ellis) 08:26
8. Pussy Wiggle Stomp (Ellis) 16:33


Jam Session Blue Note, Berlin November, 8, 1968

Private tape

Don Ellis tp., Maynard Ferguson tp., Charles Orieux tb., Tony Scott cl., Jan Konopasek picc., Leo Wright as., Brian Auger p., unknown b., Max Roach dr.

1. Introduction: unkn. Stagemanager 03:07
2. Billie's Bounce (Charlie Parker) 19:02
3. Medley 13:39
4. A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie/Paparelli) 23:53


Jazz Party - Kongresshalle, Berlin, D November 9, 1968

Private tape

Don Ellis tp., Maynard Ferguson tp., Albert Mangelsdorff tb., Tony Scott cl., Pony Poindexter as., Pharoah Sanders ts., Fritz Pauer p., Arild Andersen b., Ron Carter b., Sonny Murray dr

1. Unidentified Title ??? 34:52










New Don Ellis Band Los Angeles, CA January 13, 1969

LP: Columbia CS 9889 THE NEW DON ELLIS BAND GOES UNDERGROUND FEATURING PATTI ALLEN
LP: CBS (GB) BPG 63680 THE NEW DON ELLIS BAND GOES UNDERGROUND FEATURING PATTI ALLEN
LP: CBS (NL ?) 4518 or 64518 THE NEW DON ELLIS BAND GOES UNDERGROUND FEATURING PATTI ALLEN
LP: 2. CBS (D or NL) SPR 35 (purple vinyl) Undergound '70 the Sound of the Sventies (various)
Single: 1. Columbia 4-44801
LP: 7. also on CBS/Zeitmagazin LSP 14517 THE FANCY FAMILY OF TRUMPET (Vol. 4)
CD: 8.9.11.12. Peel Music SRM38PX (edited versions) DON ELLIS CONNECTION/REACTION
CD: Wounded Bird WOU-9889 DON ELLIS THE NEW DON ELLIS BAND GOES UNDERGROUND DON ELLIS AT FILLMORE

Note:
According to Bruyninckx there is a version of Eli's comin' recorded on January 3, 1969, but I think prob. this version issued on Columbia Single 4-44801 is the same as on LP

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Stu Blumberg tp., John Rosenberg tp., Jack Coan tp., George Bohannon tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Dana Hughes b-tb., Doug Bixby tuba, Ron Starr as., cl., Fred Seldon ts., fl., Sam Falzone ts., fl., John Klemmer ts., John Clark bs., cl., Pete Robinson p., Jay Graydon g., Gary Todd b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Gene Strimling perc., Lee Pastora conga, The Blossoms voc.

1. Eli's Comin' (Laura Nyro) 04:12


Don Ellis Band Los Angeles, CA January 1969

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., Glenn Stuart tp., fl-h., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., fl-h., Jack Coan tp., fl-h., Jack Ellis tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Dana Hughes b-tb., Doug Bixby tuba, Fred Seldon fl., cl., as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., oboe, Hadley Caliman fl., ts., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., Mike Altschul fl., cl., b-cl., bs., Pete Robinson p., clavinet, Jay Graydon g. Joe Julian b., Rick Quintinal dr., vib., perc., Lee Pastora conga, Patti Allen voc.(3), The Blossoms voc.

2. House Of The Country (Al Kooper) 02:50
3. Ferris Wheel (Ellis) 02:55

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., Glenn Stuart tp., fl-h., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., fl-h., Jack Coan tp., fl-h., Jack Ellis tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Dana Hughes b-tb., Doug Bixby tuba, Fred Seldon fl., cl., as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., oboe, Hadley Caliman fl., ts., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., Mike Altschul fl., cl., b-cl., bs., Pete Robinson p., clavinet, Jay Graydon g.

4. Higher S. (Stewart) 03:21

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., Glenn Stuart tp., fl-h., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., fl-h., Jack Coan tp., fl-h., Jack Ellis tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Dana Hughes b-tb., Doug Bixby tuba, Fred Seldon fl., cl., as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., oboe, Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., Hadley Caliman fl., ts., Mike Altschul fl., cl., b-cl., bs., Pete Robinson p., clavinet, Jay Graydon g.,

5. It's Your Thing (R.& O. Isley) 03:49

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., Glenn Stuart tp., fl-h., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., fl-h., Jack Coan tp., fl-h., Jack Ellis tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Dana Hughes b-tb., Doug Bixby tuba, Fred Seldon fl., cl., as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., oboe, Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., Hadley Caliman fl., ts., Mike Altschul fl., cl., b-cl., bs., Pete Robinson p., clavinet, Jay Graydon g., Joe Julian b., Ralph Humphrey dr., vib., perc., Lee Pastora conga, Patti Allen voc.(10,12),

6. Don't Leave Me (H. Nilsson) 03:40
7. Bulgarian Bulge (Ellis) 03:04
8. Accoustical Lass (Ellis) 02:32
9. Good Feelin' (Ellis) 06:15
10. Send My Baby Back (E. Marbray/W.Hawitt) 03:04
11. Love For Rent (Fred Selden) 04:06
12. Black Baby (Ellis/R.Allen) 03:35


Don Ellis Orchestra Long Beach, CA 1969

Don Ellis tp / pers. unknown / Unknown Choir

1. House in the country (Al Kooper) 05:20
2. Night city (Ellis/McFadden) 02:40
3. Final analysis 13:30

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Neophonic Sbago Band Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA 1969

Don Ellis tp / pers.. unknown

1. Concerto for Trumpet (Ellis) 14:00

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Concord Festival, Concord, CA unknown date around September 1969

2. + part of 3. on DVD Electric Heart

pers. Don Ellis tp., Glenn Ferris tb., Sam Falzone cl.,as., Hadley Caliman ts., Patti Allen voc (3.4.) remaining unknown / remaining tunes unknown

1. Ferris wheel (Ellis)
2. Bulgarian bulge (Ellis) 02:55
3. Send my baby back (E. Marbray/W.Hawitt)
4. Black baby (Ellis/R.Allen) 02:09


Ed Sullivan Show Ed Sullivan Theater, NYC October 19, 1969

maybe this was the date of broadcast not recording date

episode 1008 maybe available as videoclip

pers. unknown

1. Concerto for trumpet (Ellis)


Don Ellis Orchestra El Camino College, Torrance, CA October 25, 1969

pers. Don Ellis tp / Glenn Ferris tb / Sam Falzone cl,as / Hadley Caliman ts / John Clark frh / George Duke p / Mike Pastora timbales / Lee Pastora conga / Patti Allen voc (3.4.5.) remaining pers. unknown

1. K.C. blues (Charlie Parker) 06:37
2. McArthur Park (Jimmy Webb) 04:41
3. It's all happening 01:49
4. Natural woman (Carole King - Gerry Goffin - Jerry Wexler) 04:40
5. Baby I love you (Ronnie Shannon) 09:56
6. Indian lady (Ellis) 16:50
7. Paula (?) (not complete) 12:25
8. Bulgarian bulge (trad./Milcho Leviev) 02:54
9. It was a very good year (Ervin Drake) 04:20
10. I'm all pastora (Soupy's samba) 05:29
11. Golden slumbers - Carry that weight - The end (Lennon-McCartney) 04:33
12. 6/8 blues (Falzone) 04:49
13. Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney) 06:00

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive




University of Nevada Concert Jazz Band prob. 1969

LP: Century 33987 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA 8th ANNUAL STAGE BAND FESTIVAL

Don Ellis tp / Gene Isaeff cond

1. The great divide (Ellis)
2. Angel eyes (Dennis-Adair)

Note:
Remaining titles without Don Ellis




The Annual Southwestern College Stage Band Don Ellis Guest Artist unknown location around 1969

LP: National Custom Recording Inc. NCR 12-892

pers. Don Ellis tp., plus the Festival winners pers. unknown

1. The blues (Ellis) 06:58
2. Concerto for trumpet (Ellis) 13:02
3. Scarborough fair (Simon/Garfunkel) 04:56
4. Advance of the sponges 03:52
5. Impressions of Mar 03:30
6. Besame mucho (Sunny Skylar) 03:08


Don Ellis unknown studio prob. November 11, 1969

no tape available so far

pers. unknown

1. Carry that weight (Lennon-McCartney)
2. (Let us) Come together (Lennon-McCartney
3. Mac Arthur Park (Jimmy Webb)
4. Sunshine of your love (Stevie Wonder)




Don Ellis Ronnie Scott's London, GB 1969

LP: CBS S 63742 TEN YEARS AT RONNIE SCOTT'S JAZZ DECADE LONDON

Prob. the same band as on Autumn 1968.

1. Beat Me Daddy, 7 To The Bar (Ellis) 06:20






Movie Soundtrack Moon zero two (Banditen auf dem Mond) 100 min

dir. by Roy Ward Baker

CD: unknown company and number SOUNDTRACK MANIAC
youtube videoclip

Julie Driscoll voc

1. Moon Zero Two - Theme 3:30


Al Hirt Show unknown location, date around 1970's

Pete Candoli, Don Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Hirt tp., unknown band

youtube videoclip

1. Unknown title 07:43

Note:
after the introduction of each trumpet player they all played together prob. along a taped studio orchestra. Fantastic Don Ellis solo at the end.


Don Ellis Orchestra Founders Church of Religious Science, Los Angeles, CA February 22, 1970

Dr. Ezra Ellis sermon / Don Ellis tp / unknown choir

1. Unknown 14:08

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra San Marino, CA April 23, 1970

Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Glenn Ferris tb / Dave Sanchez tb / Fred Selden as / Reuben Leon as / Sam Falzone ts / John Klemmer ts / Jay Graydon g / Patti Allen (10.11.12.) voc / remaining pers. unknown

1. Indian lady (Ellis) 30:23
2. Salvatore Sam (Ellis) 06:10
3. Child of Ecstasy (Ellis) 03:20
4. The magic bus ate my doughnut (Fred Selden) 06:03
5. The blues (Ellis) 07:40
6. Epic (Ellis) 31:50
7. Final Analysis (Ellis) 16:30
8. Turkish Bath (Ellis) 06:00
9. Bulgarian Bulge (Ellis) 03:13
10. Natural Woman (Carole King - Gerry Goffin - Jerry Wexler) 04:20
11. Baby I love You (Ronnie Shannon) 10:50
12. The Blues (Ellis) 05:15
13. Excursion #2 08:20
14. Concerto for Trumpet (Ellis) 17:05

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Visalia, CA May 16, 1970

Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Stu Blumberg tp, flh / John Rosenberg tp / Jack Coan tp / Ernie Carlson tb / Glenn Ferris tb / Don Switzer btb / Doug Bixby btb, tuba / Fred Selden as, ss / Lonnie Shetter as, fl, ss, / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl, / Don Menza ts / John Clarke ts, fl, cl, Jay Graydon g / Tom Garvin p / Dennis Parker b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga

1. Final analysis (Ellis) 15:30
2. The blues (Ellis) 07:30
3. Salvatore Sam (Falzone) 6:00
4. Jack of all 05:40
5. K.C. blues (Charlie Parker) 08:20
6. Rock Odyssey (Hank Levy) 10:25
7. Bulgarian bulge (trad/Milcho Leviev) 03:05
8. Ferris wheel (Ellis) 06:20
9. The magic bus ate my doughnut (Fred Selden) 06:20
10. It's all happening 01:45
11. There will come a day (Fred Selden)
12. Baby I love you (Ronnie Shannon)11:30
13. The blues (Ellis) 05:40
14. The great divide (not complete) (Ellis) 07:28

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Pilgrimage Theater, Los Angeles, CA 1970

prob. Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Stu Blumberg tp, flh / John Rosenberg tp / Jack Coan tp / Ernie Carlson tb / Glenn Ferris tb / Don Switzer btb / Doug Bixby btb, tuba / Fred Selden as, ss / Lonnie Shetter as, fl, ss, / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl, / John Klemmer or Don Menza ts / John Clarke ts, fl, cl, Jay Graydon g / Tom Garvin p / Dennis Parker b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga / Golden West College Singers voc (2.3.) Gerry Schroeder cond

1. Final analysis (Ellis) 14:51
2. A taste of dreams (Fred Selden) 09:09
3. Unknown 17:52

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive








Don Ellis Orchestra Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA June 18 + 19 + 20 + 21, 1970

LP: Columbia G 30234 Don Ellis At Fillmore
LP: CBS (NL) 66261 Don Ellis At Fillmore
Single: 7 (edited 02:50) ) Columbia AE 29 (radio station copy)
10 (edited 03:37) Columbia AE 29 (radio station copy)
CD: Wounded Bird WOU-3024 Don Ellis At Fillmore
CD: Wounded Bird WOU-9889 DON ELLIS THE NEW DON ELLIS BAND GOES UNDERGROUND DON ELLIS AT FILLMORE
12.13. Youtube video or muzofox download

Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Stu Blumberg tp, flh / John Rosenberg tp / Jack Coan tp., Ernie Carlson tb / Glenn Ferris tb / Don Switzer btb / Doug Bixby btb, tuba / Fred Selden as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Klemmer bs., b-cl., fl. cl., John Clarke ts., fl., cl., Jay Graydon g., Tom Garvin p., Dennis Parker b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga

1. Final Analysis (Ellis) 13:37
2. Excursion II (John Klemmer) 05:31
3. The Magic Bus Ate My Doughnut (Fred Selden) 02:24
4. The Blues (Ellis) 07:14
5. Salvatore Sam (Ellis) 04:58
6. Rock Odyssey (Hank Levy) 09:29
7. Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) 10:21
8. Antea (Hank Levy) 05:48
9. Old Man's Tear (John Klemmer) 04:41
10. Great Divide (Ellis) 08:23

Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., Jack Coan tp., Ernie Carlson tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Don Switzer b-tb., Doug Bixby b-tb., tuba, Fred Selden as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Klemmer bs., b-cl., fl. cl., John Clarke ts., fl., cl., Jay Graydon g., Tom Garvin p., Dennis Parker b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga

11. Pussy Wiggle Stomp (Ellis) 11:39
12. Epic (Ellis) 20:55
13. Out there (Ellis) 20:38

Note:
Not known on which date the above were played and recorded
12.13. according to youtube from the last date June 21, 1970


Don Ellis Orchestra unknown location during July 1970

availalbe as youtube video and muzofox download


prob. Don Ellis tp., Glenn Stuart tp., Stu Blumberg tp., fl-h., John Rosenberg tp., Jack Coan tp., Ernie Carlson tb., Glenn Ferris tb., Don Switzer b-tb., Doug Bixby b-tb., tuba, Fred Selden as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Klemmer bs., b-cl., fl. cl., John Clarke ts., fl., cl., Jay Graydon g., Tom Garvin p., Dennis Parker b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga

1. Idea for trumpet and orchestra (Ellis) 09:50


Don Ellis Orchestra Basin Street West, San Francisco September 30, 1970

prob. Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Stu Blumberg tp, fl-h / John Rosenberg tp / Jack Coan tp / Ernie Carlson tb / Glenn Ferris tb / Don Switzer b-tb / Doug Bixby b-tb, tuba / Fred Selden as, ss / Lonnie Shetter as, fl, ss / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / Sal Nistico ts / John Klemmer bs, b-cl, fl, cl / John Clarke ts, fl, cl, oboe / Jay Graydon g / Tom Garvin p / Dennis Parker b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga / Patti Allen (4.5.) voc

1. Salvatore Sam (Sam Falzone) 06:20
2. The old man's tear (John Klemmer) 08:38
3. Love for rent 07:38
4. Milestones (Miles Davis) 10:59
5. Don't leave me baby 06:14
6. Natural woman (Carole King - Gerry Goffin - Jerry Wexler) 04:32
7. There will come a day (Fred Selden) 09:46
8. Final analysis (Ellis) 13:20

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA December 17, 1970

prob. Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Stu Blumberg tp, fl-h / John Rosenberg tp / Jack Coan tp / Ernie Carlson tb / Glenn Ferris tb / Don Switzer b-tb / Doug Bixby b-tb, tuba / Fred Selden as, ss / Lonnie Shetter as, fl, ss / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / Sal Nistico ts / John Klemmer bs, b-cl, fl, cl / John Clarke ts, fl, cl, oboe / Jay Graydon g / Tom Garvin p / Dennis Parker b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga / Ron Holden (?) (3.) voc

1. Final analysis (Ellis) 15:20
2. The simple logic (Hank Levy) 07:20
3. Go back home (Falzone) 06:35
4. Out there (?) 24:30

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Community College January 14, 1971

Don Ellis tp / Los Angeles Community College Studio Jazz Band pers. unknown

1. Thetis (Hank Levy) 07:25

Note:
Don Ellis not on other titles from this session

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra / Northern Arizona University Jazz Band Flagstaff, AZ February 9, 1971

Don Ellis tp, comp., Thomas Kirshbaum cond

youtube videoclip

1. Contrasts for two orchestras and trumpet (Ellis) 35:52

Note:
Included although Don Ellis is not playing. This is his "big" composition and the only known recording during his lifetime. The Zubin Mehta performance from 1967 seems to be lost.


Don Ellis Orchestra Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA May 21, 1971

Don Ellis tp, flh, dr / Glenn Ferris tb / Fred Selden as / Sam Falzone ts / Carol Blanchard voc / Golden West Singers voc / Susan Conway actress / remaining unknown

1. Concerto for trumpet (Ellis)
2. A taste of dreams
3. Future tense!
a. poss. Prologue
b. We are ours
c. The warmth of my mother's arms
d. Emptiness
e. Freedom
4. Love structures
a. Unknown
b. Unknown
c. Celebration

Note:
It is doubtful that the date is correct, since the orchestra with a different pers. played at Basin Street West, San Francisco May 20-23, 1971.

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive






Don Ellis Orchestra Basin Street West, San Francisco, CA May 20 - 23, 1971

LP: Columbia CG 30927 DON ELLIS TEARS OF JOY
LP: Columbia CQ 30927 (quadrophonic) DON ELLIS TEARS OF JOY
LP: CBS (NL) S 67216 DON ELLIS TEARS OF JOY
Single: 1.5. Columbia 4-45446
CD: Wounded Bird WOU-927 DON ELLIS TEARS OF JOY

Don Ellis tp., fl-h., dr., Paul Bogosian tp., fl-h., Jack Caudill tp., fl-h., Bruce McKay tp., Kenneth Nelson fr-h., Jim Sawyer tb., Kenny Sawhill b-tb., Doug Bixby contra-b-tb., tuba, Fred Selden as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Clarke ts., fl., cl., Milcho Leviev p., Dennis Parker b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga, Alfredo Ebat first violin, Earle Corry second violin, Ellen Smith viola, Christine Ermacoff cello

1. Tears Of Joy (Ellis) 02:55
2. 5/4 Getaway (Ellis) 07:48
3. Bulgarian Bulge (Ellis) 04:49
4. Get It Together (Sam Falzone) 05:07
5. Quiet Longing (Ellis) 03:48
6. Blues In Elf (Ellis) 06:37
7. Loss (Ellis) 08:23

Don Ellis tp., fl-h., dr., Paul Bogosian tp., fl-h., Jack Caudill tp., fl-h., Bruce McKay tp., Kenneth Nelson fr-h., Jim Sawyer tb., Kenny Sawhill b-tb., Doug Bixby contra-b-tb., tuba, Fred Selden as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Clarke ts., fl., cl., Milcho Leviev p., Dennis Parker b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga, Alfredo Ebat first violin, Earle Corry second violin, Ellen Smith viola, Christine Ermacoff cello

8. How's This For Openers (Ellis) 08:22
9. Samba Bajada (Hank Levy) 11:29
10. Strawberry Soup (Ellis) 17:32
11. Euphoric Acid (Fred Selden) 04:24



Don Ellis Orchestra Basin Street West, San Francisco, CA May 24, 1971

prob. Don Ellis tp, flh, dr / Paul Bogosian tp, flh / Jack Caudill tp, flh / Bruce McKay tp / Kenneth Nelson frh / Jim Sawyer tb / Kenny Sawhill b-tb / Doug Bixby contra-b-tb, tuba,/ Fred Selden as, ss / Lonnie Shetter as, fl, ss / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / John Clarke ts, fl, cl,/ Milcho Leviev p / Dennis Parker b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga, Alfredo Ebat first violin / Earle Corry second violin / Ellen Smith viola / Christine Ermacoff cello

Tape 1:

5/4 Getaway (Ellis)
Europhic Acid
Blues in Elf (Ellis)
Samba Bajada
Quiet Longing
Hows That for Openers? (Ellis)
Tears of Joy (Ellis)
Loss (Ellis)

Tape 2:

Get it Together (Sam Falzone)
Ellis Is
Strawberry Soup (Ellis)
5/4 Getaway (Ellis)
Euphoric Acid (Fred Selden)
Blues in Elf (Ellis)

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive





















Don Ellis Orchestra Basin Street West, San Francisco, CA May 25, 1971

CD: (Ab Ovo only) on Sleepy Night Records SNRCD006 entitled DON ELLIS THE LOST TAPES VOLUME TWO

prob. Don Ellis tp, flh, dr / Paul Bogosian tp, flh / Jack Caudill tp, flh / Bruce McKay tp / Kenneth Nelson frh / Jim Sawyer tb / Kenny Sawhill b-tb / Doug Bixby contra-b-tb, tuba,/ Fred Selden as, ss / Lonnie Shetter as, fl, ss / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / John Clarke ts, fl, cl,/ Milcho Leviev p / Dennis Parker b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga, Alfredo Ebat first violin / Earle Corry second violin / Ellen Smith viola / Christine Ermacoff cello

1. Ab Ovo (Hank Levy) 09:19
Samba Bajada (Hank Levy) 14:59
Quiet Longing (Ellis) 03:36
How's This for Openers? (Ellis) 09:30
Tears of Joy (Ellis) 11:22
Loss (Ellis) 13:40
Strawberry soup (Ellis) 07:00

2. 5/4 Getaway (Ellis) 09:15
Europhic Acid (Fred Selden) 06:25
Blues in Elf (Ellis) 08:19
Samba Bajada (Hank Levy) 13:37
Quiet Longing 03:53
Hows That for Openers? 09:23 (Ellis)
Tears of Joy (Ellis) 11:05
Loss (Ellis) 07:30

3. Get it Together (Sam Falzone) 04:48
Ellis Is 07:49
Strawberry Soup (Ellis) 20:52
5/4 Getaway (Ellis) 09:07

4. Go Back Home (Sam Falzone) 05:32
A Simple Logic 07:40
Bulgarian Bulge (trad./Milcho Leviev) 04:57
Cross Current 12:29
Tears of Joy (Ellis) 15:15
Taste of Dreams 08:45
Samba Bajada 13:42

5. Strawberry Soup (Ellis) 23:22
Samba Bajada (Hank Levy) 14:12
Ellis Is 15:22
Strawberry Soup (Ellis) 22:02

6. Loss 07:21
5/4 Getaway (Ellis) 11:59
How's this for openers? (Ellis) 10:35
Quiet Longing (Ellis) 03:56
A Ovo (Hank Levy) 09:51
Blues in 9 03:40
Tears of Joy (Ellis) 14:27
5/4 Getaway (Ellis) 07:22

7. Get it Together 09:11
Blues in Elf (Ellis) 06:30
Euphoric Acid (Fred Selden) 07:15
Ellis Is 10:25
Strawberry Soup (Ellis) 23:08

Note:
This is how the 7 tapes from Don Ellis' archive run. Prob. they are actually not from one date but from the other dates at Basin Street West as well. Or 3 sets were played on May 25??

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Basin Street West, San Francisco, CA May 26, 1971

prob. Don Ellis tp, flh, dr / Paul Bogosian tp, flh / Jack Caudill tp, flh / Bruce McKay tp / Kenneth Nelson frh / Jim Sawyer tb / Kenny Sawhill b-tb / Doug Bixby contra-b-tb, tuba,/ Fred Selden as, ss / Lonnie Shetter as, fl, ss / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / John Clarke ts, fl, cl,/ Milcho Leviev p / Dennis Parker b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga, Alfredo Ebat first violin / Earle Corry second violin / Ellen Smith viola / Christine Ermacoff cello

1. 5/4 getaway (Ellis) 11:30
2. Get it together 07:29
3. Samba bajada (Hank Levy) 07:03
4. Loss (Milcho Leviev) 04:57
5. Strawberry soup (Ellis) 28:50
6. Blues in elf (Ellis) 09:10
7. Hows that for openers (Ellis) 12:10
8. Quiet longing (Ellis) 03:55
9. Tears of joy (Ellis) 06:18
10. Ellis is 13:50
11. Strawberry soup (Ellis) 10:50
12. Strawberry soup (Ellis) 09:40
13. Wood wind bridges 33:35

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra In Your Ear, Palo Alto, CA prob. 1971

prob. Don Ellis tp., fl-h., dr., Paul Bogosian tp., fl-h., Jack Caudill tp., fl-h., Bruce McKay tp., Kenneth Nelson fr-h., Jim Sawyer tb., Kenny Sawhill b-tb., Doug Bixby contra-b-tb., tuba, Fred Selden as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Clarke ts., fl., cl., Milcho Leviev p., Dennis Parker b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga

1. Take the A train (Strayhorn) 06:31
2. Round midnight (Monk-Williams-Hanighen) 09:05
3. Milestones (Davis) (not complete) 15:27

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive






The french Connection USA 1971

Dir. William Friedkin 104 min

Score by Don Ellis

CD: Film Score Silver Age FSM Vol.4 No.6


French Connection I

Main Title 0:58
Charnier 1:07
Copstail 4:02
The Old Fort 1:18
Staking Out Sal 2:24
The Car 0:55
Popeye Blues 0:56
Bugging Sal and Angie 0:59
Hotel Chase 5:23
Subway 3:45
The Shot 1:10
This Is It 3:25
Lincoln Blues 2:02
Rocker Panels 2:17
Au Revoir 1:12
The Last Roundup 1:10
Frog One Is in That Room 0:45
End Title 2:43

French Connection II

Main Title/Waterfront 3:36
Boat Ride 1:20
Popeye's Montage 2:03
Volleyball 1:37
Hit 1:22
Heroin 4:24
O.D. 2:16
Pain 1:04
Rehabilitation 2:03
Revenge 1:17
Boat Bottom/Drydock 3:06
Stalking/Here Come the Cops 5:53
Big Chase 2:33
Exhaustion 2:23
End Title 1:31


Don Ellis Big Band Berlin, D prob. November 1971

pers. prob. Don Ellis tp., fl-h., dr., Paul Bogosian tp., fl-h., Jack Caudill tp., fl-h., Bruce McKay tp., Kenneth Nelson fr-h., Jim Sawyer tb., Kenny Sawhill b-tb., Doug Bixby contra-b-tb., tuba, Fred Selden as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Clarke ts., fl., cl., Milcho Leviev p., Dennis Parker b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga, Alfredo Ebat first violin, Earle Corry second violin, Ellen Smith viola, Christine Ermacoff cello

1. Blues in elf 06:30
2. Bulgarian bulge (Ellis) 04:40
3. Loss (Ellis) 08:20
4. 5/4 getaway 07:30

Note:
pers. rather doubtful. It is not known if the whole band flew to Berlin just for this concert.

Issues:
Available as ARD (D) radio broadcast / Recorded by SFB (D)




Don Ellis Orchestra Walla Walla University, College Place, WA 1972

CD: 1.2.on Sleepy Night Records SNRCD006 entitled DON ELLIS THE LOST TAPES VOLUME TWO

prob. Don Ellis tp., fl-h., dr., Paul Bogosian tp., fl-h., Jack Caudill tp., fl-h., Bruce McKay tp., Kenneth Nelson fr-h., Jim Sawyer tb., Kenny Sawhill b-tb., Doug Bixby contra-b-tb., tuba, Fred Selden as., ss., Lonnie Shetter as., fl., ss., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., John Clarke ts., fl., cl., Milcho Leviev p., Dennis Parker b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga, Alfredo Ebat first violin, Earle Corry second violin, Ellen Smith viola, Christine Ermacoff cello

1. A Rock Odyssey (Hank Levy) 09:34
2. Go back home (Sam Falzone) 07:53


Don Ellis Orchestra Upland High School, Upland, CA January 28, 1972

prob. Don Ellis tp, dr / Jim Sawyer tb / Kenny Sawhill btb / Doug Bixby contrabass tb / Vince Denham as, ss / Fred Selden as / Sam Falzone cl, ts / Sidney Muldrow frh / Milcho Leviev keyboards / Bill Plummer b / Ralph Humphrey, Ron Dunn dr / Lee Pastora congas / Tom Buffum violin / Perry King cello

1. Final analysis (Ellis) 15:30
2. K.C. blues (Charlie Parker) 11:26
3. In gentle lovin' 05:30
4. Bulgarian bulge (Ellis) 04:20
5. Five four me (?) 05:15
6. Theme from "The French Connection" (Ellis) 05:40
7. From the inside looking out (Fred Selden) 07:25
8. 5/4 getaway 05:50
9. Without Joan (Falzone) 08:54
10. Low Key Funky Stuff (Earl Correy) 12:35
11. The devil made me write this piece (Ellis) 07:10
12. Blues in elf (Ellis) 08:20
13. Unknown (Lydian riff ?) (Leviev) 09:00
14. Whiplash (Hank Levy) 06:50
15. Strawberry Soup (Ellis) 10:10
16. Unknown 05:20

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Jazz Clinic Estancia High School, Costa Mesa, CA January 29, 1972

Don Ellis tp / remaining pers. unknown

1. 46:03
2. 46:06
3. 44:44
4. 44:18

Note:
above are running times of the 4 tapes from this rehearsal

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra UC Irvine, CA January 29, 1972

prob. Don Ellis tp / Jim Sawyer tb / Kenny Sawhill btb / Doug Bixby contrabass tb / Vince Denham as, ss / Fred Selden as / Sam Falzone cl, ts / Sidney Muldrow frh / Milcho Leviev keyboards / Bill Plummer b / Ralph Humphrey, Ron Dunn dr / Lee Pastora congas / Tom Buffum violin / Perry King cello / remaining musicians unknown

1. Unknown (Milcho Leviev) 13:30
2. Loss (Ellis) 08:20
3. Intro - Rhythm demonstration 07:45
4. Strawberry soup (Ellis) 19:05
5. Final analysis (Ellis) 15:20
6. Without Joan (Sam Falzone) 12:00
7. Theme from "The French Connection" (Ellis) (not complete 04:30
8. Lydian riff (Milcho Leviev) 15:50
9. Bulgarian Bulge (trad./Milcho Leviev) 04:00
10. The spirit lady (Fred Selden) 07:40
11. Pussy wiggle stomp (Ellis) 10:20

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra San Luis Obispo, CA February 4, 1972 (evening concert)

Don Ellis tp / Jim Sawyer tb / Kenny Sawhill btb / Doug Bixby contrabass tb / Vince Denham as, ss / Fred Selden as / Sam Falzone cl, ts / Sidney Muldrow frh / Milcho Leviev keyboards / Bill Plummer b / Ralph Humphrey, Ron Dunn dr / Lee Pastora congas / Tom Buffum violin / Perry King cello / remaining musicians unknown

1. Final Analysis (Ellis) 16:08
2. K.C. Blues (Charlie Parker) 11:14
3. Bulgarian Bulge (trad./Milcho Leviev) 05:34
4. In Gentle Loving 05:06
5. From the Inside Looking Out (Fred Selden) 06:38
6. Concerto for Trumpet (Ellis) 15:11
7. Whiplash (Hank Levy) 05:52
8. Without Joan (Sam Falzone) 07:13
9. Theme from "The French Connection" (aka Umbrella) 04:09
10. Invincible (Vince Denham) 06:16
11. The Devil Made Me Write This Piece (Ellis) 07:48
12. Lydian Riff (Milcho Leviev) 09:17
13. Low Key Funky Stuff (Earl Correy) 05:30
14. Strawberry Soup (Ellis) 20:48
15. Pussy Wiggle Stomp (Ellis)13:02

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive




Don Ellis Orchestra Wesleyan University, Middeltown, CT February 12, 1972

pers. Don Ellis tp, cond / Fred Selden as / Sam Falzone ts / Milcho Leviev p, elp, clavinet / Ralph Humphrey dr / Tom Buffum e-violin / Lee Pastora congas others unknown

1.5. private tape available as youtube clip
1.2.4. on Sleepy Night Records SNRCD006 entitled DON ELLIS THE LOST TAPES VOLUME TWO
2. also available as download from muzofox

1. Cross Currents (Hank Levy) 17:07 (12:57)
2. Without Joan (Sam Falzone) 06:37 (05:27)
3. The spirit lady (Fred Selden) (08:20)
4. Lydian riff (Milcho Leviev) 11:24 (10:11)
5. Outside and upa (Hank Levy) 05:08

Note:
not sure if 5. is actually from this date
1.2.4. running time in brackets as on CD in brackets


Don Ellis Orchestra University of California, Davis, CA March 4, 1972

prob. Don Ellis tp / Jim Sawyer tb / Kenny Sawhill btb / Doug Bixby contrabass tb / Vince Denham as, ss / Fred Selden as / Sam Falzone cl, ts / Sidney Muldrow frh / Milcho Leviev keyboards / Bill Plummer b / Ralph Humphrey, Ron Dunn dr / Lee Pastora congas / Tom Buffum violin / Earle Corry violin / Ellen Smith viola / Perry King cello / remaining musicians unknown

1. Indian lady (Ellis) 11:00
2. Whiplash (Hank Levy) 06:50
3. Invincible (Vince Denham) 08:35
4. Theme from " The French Connection" (Ellis) 04:15
5. Nicole (?) 08:25
6. Relaxin' to Dora (Milcho Leviev) 19:00
7. Without Joan (Sam Falzone) 07:30
8. Jazz waltz (Fred Selden) 17:25
9. Unknown 08:10
10. K.C. blues (Charlie Parker) 11:40
11. Strawberry soup (Ellis) 23:50

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive




Kansas City Bomber Hollywood, 1972

Movie 99 min dir. By Jerrold Freedman unknown pers. Jeff Thomas voc

1. Rounds and spheres (Ellis/Mario Eckstein)
2. Your way ain’t my way, baby (Ellis/Howard Liebling/Jeff Thomas)
3. All night market (Ellis/Howard Liebling)




The new Centurians / Precinct 45 – Los Angeles Police USA 1972

Dr. By Richard Fleischer 103 min

Score by Quincy Jones and Don Ellis


Don Ellis unknown location prob. April 1, 1972

Don Ellis tp., Sidney Muldrow frh., prob. Milcho Leviev p., Don Bixby tuba., remaining musicians unknown

1. Wolfgang of all seasons (Milcho Leviev) 06:58

Issues:
available as youtube video clip


Don Ellis HS Lordships, Berkely, CA maybe during April, 1972

Don Ellis tp., Sidney Muldrow frh., prob. Milcho Leviev p., Don Bixby tuba., remaining musicians unknown

1. Wolfgang of all seasons (Milcho Leviev) 07:35
2. Outside and up (Hank Levy) 05:40
3. Indian lady (Ellis) 14:20

Note:
Can be from the same location as below




Don Ellis prob. Palladium, Hollywood, CA prob. 1972

Don Ellis tp / Jim Sawyer tb / prob. Sidney Muldrow frh / Sam Falzone cl / Vince Denham as / Gary Herbig oboe / Ron Starr fl / Milcho Leviev p / prob. Don Bixby tuba / Luis Miranda conga / remaining musicians unknown

1.2.3 available as youtube video clip and muzofox download
CD: 2.on Sleepy Night Records SNRCD006 entitled DON ELLIS THE LOST TAPES VOLUME TWO

1. Strawberry soup (not complete) (Ellis) 20:01
2. Theme from "The French Connection" (Ellis) 06:14 (03:55)
3. Laurie (= Image of Maria) 10:25

Note: 2. running time as given on CD in brackets


Don Ellis College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA May 20, 1972

prob. Don Ellis tp, el-tp, flh, dr / Glenn Stuart tp, flh / Bruce Mackay tp, flh / Gilman Rathel tp, flh / Paul Bogosian tp, flh / Glenn Ferris tb / Kenny Sawhill b-tb / Doug Bixby tuba / Sidney Muldrow frh / Fred Selden as, fl, ss, picc, a-fl / Vince Denham as, ts, ss, fl, picc / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / Gary Herbig bs, ss, cl, fl, oboe / Jay Graydon g, bag, Milcho Leviev p, e-p, org, clav / Dave McDaniel b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga, Carmelo Garcia timb, perc / Tom Buffum violin / unknown voices

1. Chain Reactions (Hank Levy) (not complete) 01:50
2. Invincible (Vince Denham) 16:10
3. The spirit lady (Fred Selden) 08:00
4. Relaxin' to Dora (Milcho Leviev) 13:40
5. Without Joan (Sam Falzone) 07:50
6. Sidonie (Alexey Fried) 07:26
7. Lydian riff (Milcho Leviev) 07:50
8. The devil made me write that piece (Ellis) 33:05
9. Indian lady (Ellis) 06:10
10. Unknown 10:55
11. Go Back Home (Falzone) 04:43
12. Pussy whiggle stomp (Ellis) (not complete) 07:20

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA May 22, 1972

prob. Don Ellis tp., el-tp., fl-h., Glenn Stuart tp., fl-h., Bruce Mackay tp., fl-h., Gilman Rathel tp., fl-h., Paul Bogosian tp., fl-h., Glenn Ferris tb., Kenny Sawhill b-tb., Doug Bixby tuba, Sidney Muldrow fr-h., Fred Selden as., fl., ss., picc., a-fl., Vince Denham as., ts., ss., fl., picc., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., Gary Herbig bs., ss., cl., fl., oboe, Jay Graydon g., bag, Milcho Leviev p., e-p., org., clav., Dave McDaniel b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga, Carmelo Garcia timb., perc., unknown voices

1. Wolfgang of All Seasons (Milcho Leviev) 07:10
2. Without Joan (Sam Falzone) (not complete) 07:40
3. Unknown (not complete) 02:00
4. Unknown (not complete) 02:36
5. Unknown (not complete) 02:15
6. Unknown (not complete) 01:33
7. Unknown (not complete) 02:42
8. Unknown (not complete) 05:00
9. Unknown (not complete) 02:44
10. Unknown (not complete) 02:22
11. Unknown (not complete) 04:45
12. Unknown (not complete) 03:00
13. Unknown (not complete) 01:00
14. Unknown (not complete) 01:55
15. Unknown (not complete) 02:41
16. Unknown (not complete) 01:05
17. Unknown (not complete) 03:04

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive








Don Ellis Hollywood, CA August 14, 1972

LP.: Columbia KC 31766 DON ELLIS CONNECTION
LP: CBS (NL) BPG 65221 DON ELLIS CONNECTION
8. LP: Smithsonian R-108 entitled BIG BAND RENAISSANCE (var)
CD: Wounded Bird WOU-1766 DON ELLIS CONNECTION
CD: 1.5.8. Peel Music SRM38PX DON ELLIS CONNECTION/REACTION

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., fl-h., Glenn Stuart tp., fl-h., Bruce Mackay tp., fl-h., Gilman Rathel tp., fl-h., Paul Bogosian tp., fl-h., Glenn Ferris tb., Kenny Sawhill b-tb., Doug Bixby tuba, Sidney Muldrow fr-h., Fred Selden as., fl., ss., picc., a-fl., Vince Denham as., ts., ss., fl., picc., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., Gary Herbig bs., ss., cl., fl., oboe, Jay Graydon g., bag, Milcho Leviev p., e-p., org., clav., Dave McDaniel b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga, Carmelo Garcia timb., perc., Tom Buffum e-viol., Earle Corry e-viol., Denyse Buffum e-viola, Pat Kudzia e-cello

1. Put It Were You Want It (Joe Sample) 04:26
2. Alone Again (Naturally) (Gilbert O'Sullivan) 02:35
3. Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.Rice) 04:07
4. I Feel The Earth Move (Carol King) 03:59
5. French Connection - Theme (Ellis) 03:50
6. Conquistador (K. Reid/G.Brooker) 03:35
7. Roundabout (J. Anderson/S.Howe) 04:32
8. Chain Reaction (Hank Levy) 09:05
9. Goodbye To Love (R. Carpenter/Betties) 03:36
10. Lean On Me (Bill Withers) 03:06
11. Train To Get There (Richard Halligan) 03:47








Book : The New Rhythm Book + LP unknown location September 11, 1972

Don Ellis tp ?, recording engineer., Milcho Leviev p., Dave McDaniel e-b., Ralph Humphrey dr.

LP: Ellis Music Enterprises ES-1
Cass: Ellis Music Enterprises ES-1

1. Jazz 5/4 (Ellis) 03:13
2. Rock 5/4 (Ellis) 03:22
3. 5/8 Drone (Ellis) 02:27
4. Fast 5/4 (Ellis) ["Indian Lady" section A] 02:40
5. Rock 7/4 (Ellis) 03:00
6. 7/8 Drone (Ellis) 02:00
7. Jazz 7/4 (Ellis) ["Pussy Wiggle" Stomp] 03:07
8. Jazz 9/4 (Ellis) ["Sladka Pitka"] 03:24
9. Scheme in 9 (Ellis) ["Strawberry Soup"] 03:25
10. 3 2/3 /4 (11) (Ellis) ["Blues in Elf"] 03:29
11. 12/8 (7 +5) (Ellis) ["Rock Odyssey"] 03:27
12. 19/4 (Ellis) ["Passacaglia and Catch-Up, Please"] 02:24
13. 33/8 (Ellis) ["Bulgarian Bulge"] 02:15


Don Ellis Orchestra Bowling Green State University, OH October 29, 1972

Don Ellis tp / unknown pers.

1. Bulgarian bulge (Ellis)
2. Buzz in trumpet
3. Indian lady (Ellis)
4. Scratt & fluggs (Ellis)
5. Child of ecstacy (Ellis)

Issues:
prob. private tape exists


Don Ellis Orchestra Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA November 7+8, 1972

prob. Don Ellis tp, el-tp, flh, dr, arr / Gilman Rathel tp, flh / Bruce Mackay tp, flh, Jack Caudill tp, flh / Sidney Muldrow fr-h / Mike Jamieson tb / Kenny Sawhill btb / Doug Bixby tuba / Fred Selden as, fl, ss, picc, afl / Vince Denham as, ts, ss, fl, picc / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / Gary Herbig bs, ss, cl, fl, oboe / Jay Graydon g, bag / Milcho Leviev p, elp, org, clav / Dave McDaniel b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga, Joel Quivey e-viol / Earle Corry e-viol / Renita Koven e-viola / Pat Kudzia e-cello

1. Unknown 03:01
2. Unknown 09:01
3. Unknown 09:14
4. Unknown 03:14
5. Unknown 10:26
6. Unknown 05:40
7. Gary Herbig's remedy 08:20
8. Thus spake Zarathustra 07:40
9. Round & Spheres (Ellis) 06:30
10 The devil made me write that piece (Ellis) 10:15
11. Unknown 06:28

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive








THE SEVEN-UPS USA 1973

Dir. by Philip d’Antoni 103 min

CD: prob. 1.10. Peel Music SRM38PX DON ELLIS CONNECTION/REACTION
CD: Intrada Volume 47 THE SEVEN-UPS Composed and Conducted by DON ELLIS

Note: 2.3. only on Second version issued by Peel Music
remaining titles on CD without Don Ellis

1. Main title (Ellis) 03:29
2. Car wash 1 (Ellis) 01:42
3. Festa kidnapping / Funeral (Ellis) 02:09
4. Coffin (Ellis) 04:10
5. Car wash 2 (Ellis) 02:07
6. In garage (Ellis) 01:56
7. Vito & Moon / Scream (Ellis) 03:37
8. Stalking (Ellis) 02:44
9. Ice house (Ellis) 01:44
10. End credits (Ellis) 01:35




Don Ellis Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA April 28 + 29 + 30, 1973

CD: 1. on Sleepy Night Records SNRCD006 entitled DON ELLIS THE LOST TAPES VOLUME TWO
1.2.available as youtube video and muzofox download

Don Ellis tp / Milcho Leviev elp / remaining pers. unknown

1. A time episode (Hank Levy) 06:12 (05:02)
2. Fire dance (Milcho Leviev) 06:47

Note:
1. running time as given on CD in brackets





















Don Ellis Hollywood, LA 1973

LP: MPS/BASF (D) 21 25123-3 DON ELLIS SOARING
LP: Pausa PR 7028 DON ELLIS SOARING
LP: MPS (D) 0211976MSW DON ELLIS SOARING
LP: MPS (E) 154.000 DON ELLIS SOARING
Single: 4.6. BASF/MPS (D) M 15127
Single: 1.6. BASF (D) M 15339
CD: MPS (D) 68062 SOARING DON ELLIS
CD: 1. on Verve 840038-2 Jazz Club Trumpet (various)

Don Ellis tp, el-tp, flh, dr, arr / Gilman Rathel tp, flh / Bruce Mackay tp, flh, Jack Caudill tp, flh / Sidney Muldrow fr-h / Mike Jamieson tb / Kenny Sawhill btb / Doug Bixby tuba / Fred Selden as, fl, ss, picc, afl / Vince Denham as, ts, ss, fl, picc / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / Gary Herbig bs, ss, cl, fl, oboe / Jay Graydon g, bag / Milcho Leviev p, elp, org, clav / Dave McDaniel b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr, perc / Lee Pastora conga, Joel Quivey e-viol / Earle Corry e-viol / Renita Koven e-viola / Pat Kudzia e-cello

1. Whiplash (Ellis) 04:27
2. Sladka Pitka (Milcho Leviev( 06:40
3. The Devil Made Me Write This Piece (Ellis) 05:51
4. Go Back Home (Sam Falzone) 03:15
5. Invincible (Ellis) 06:41
6. Image Of Maria (Ellis) 03:01
7. Sidonie (Alexej Fried) 06:38
8. Nicole (Ellis) 05:29












Don Ellis Capitol Studios, Hollywood, LA June 1-4, 1973

(Original catalogue number 15420 no longer used for issues)

LP: MPS (D) 21.21961 DON ELLIS: HAIKU
LP: MPS (D) 68.050 DON ELLIS: HAIKU
LP: BASF (unknown number) DON ELLIS HAIKU
LP: MPS/Trichuku (J) (unknown number) HAIKU / DON ELLIS
LP: 9. MPS/Edel 0210881MS1 GILLES PETERSON MAGIC PETERSON SUNSHINE
Cass: MPS/BASF (D) MC 25341
CD:

Don Ellis tp., Milcho Leviev keyboard, Ray Brown b., David Cohen g., Israel Baker viol., Erno Neufeld viol., Jacob Krachmalnick viol., George Kast viol., George Berres viol., Gerald Vinci viol., Shirley Cornell viol., Marcia Van Dyck viol., Marvin Limonick viol., Raphael Kramer cello, Frederick Seykora cello, Ronald Cooper cello, Catherine Gotthoffer harp

1. Children (Ellis) 03:34
2. Water Jewel (Ellis) 05:30
3. Summer Rain (Ellis) 02:28
4. Mirror-Pond Of Stars (Ellis) 03:31

Don Ellis tp., Milcho Leviev keyboard, Ray Brown b., Larry E. Carlton g., Israel Baker viol., Erno Neufeld viol., Jacob Krachmalnick viol., George Kast viol., George Berres viol., Gerald Vinci viol., Shirley Cornell viol., Marcia Van Dyck viol., Marvin Limonick viol., Raphael Kramer cello, Frederick Seykora cello, Ronald Cooper cello, Catherine Gotthoffer harp

5. Blossoming (Ellis) 03:58
6. Two Autumns (Ellis) 05:05

Don Ellis tp., Milcho Leviev keyboard, Ray Brown b., Tommy Dedesco g., Israel Baker viol., Erno Neufeld viol., Jacob Krachmalnick viol., George Kast viol., George Berres viol., Gerald Vinci viol., Shirley Cornell viol., Marcia Van Dyck viol., Marvin Limonick viol., Raphael Kramer cello, Frederick Seykora cello, Ronald Cooper cello, Samuel Voghossian viola, Alfred Barr viola, Dan Neufeld viola, Allan Harshman viola, David Schwartz viola, Myra Kerstenbaum viola, Catherine Gotthoffer harp

7. Cherry Petals (Ellis) 02:55
8. Parting (Ellis) 06:25
9. Dew (Ellis) 01:32

Don Ellis tp., Milcho Leviev keyboard, Ray Brown b., Israel Baker viol., Erno Neufeld viol., Jacob Krachmalnick viol., George Kast viol., George Berres viol., Gerald Vinci viol., Shirley Cornell viol., Marcia Van Dyck viol., Marvin Limonick viol., Raphael Kramer cello, Frederick Seykora cello, Ronald Cooper cello, Catherine Gotthoffer harp

10. Forest (Ellis) 03:32

Note:
The recording dates for "Haiku" were
June 1, 1973 initial audio-set-up & work; recording of "Forest"
June 2, 1973 recordings of "Two autumns", "Dew"
June 3, 1973 recordings of "Summer rain", "Two autumns", "Minor pond of stars", "Parting", "Dew", "Protections" tape completed - B (same titles)
June 4, 1973 "Protection" tape completed -A- , "Children", "Blossoming", "Water jewel", "Cherry petals", "Forest"


Don Ellis Orchestra Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA July 1, 1973

prob. Don Ellis tp., el-tp., fl-h., dr., arr., Gilman Rathel tp., fl-h., Bruce Mackay tp., fl-h., Jack Caudill tp., fl-h., Sidney Muldrow fr-h., Mike Jamieson tb., Kenny Sawhill b-tb., Doug Bixby tuba, Fred Selden as., fl., ss., picc., a-fl., Vince Denham as., ts., ss., fl., picc., Sam Falzone ts., cl., fl., Gary Herbig bs., ss., cl., fl., oboe, Jay Graydon g., bag, Milcho Leviev p., e-p., org., clav., Dave McDaniel b., Ralph Humphrey dr., Ron Dunn dr., perc., Lee Pastora conga; unknown voc (3.)

1. Simple Logic (Henk Levy) 08:27
2. New Indian Lady (Ellis) 14:03
3. Without a song (Rose-Eliscu) 02:20
4. Outside and Up (Hank Levy) 04:19
5. Brash Brass Bash (?) 13:51

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra with Roger Williams Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA 1973

Roger Williams p / prob. Don Ellis tp,el-tp, fl-h, dr, arr / Gilman Rathel tp, flh / Bruce Mackay tp, flh / Jack Caudill tp, flh / Sidney Muldrow frh / Mike Jamieson tb / Kenny Sawhill b-tb / Doug Bixby tuba / Fred Selden as, fl, ss, picc, a-fl / Vince Denham as, ts, ss, fl, picc / Sam Falzone ts, cl, fl / Gary Herbig bs, ss, cl, fl, oboe / Jay Graydon g, bag / Milcho Leviev p, elp, org, clav / Dave McDaniel b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Ron Dunn dr., perc / Lee Pastora conga / Joel Quivey e-viol / Earle Corry e-viol, Renita Koven e-viola / Pat Kudzia e-cello

1. Brahms Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 02:47
2. On a clear day you can see forever (Lerner-Lane) - Killing me softly (Gimbel-Fox) 07:18
3. Chopin's Revolutionary etude 02:43

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra prob. UCLA or Bonesville, Los Angeles, CA 1974

Don Ellis tp / remaining pers. unknown

1. Unknown 06:32
2. Unknown 12:21
3. Unknown 03:03
4. Unknown 02:30
5. Unknown 02:08
6. Unknown 01:15
7. Unknown 07:31
8. Unknown 08:10
9. Unknown 04:50
10. Unknown 04:50

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive

Note:
For me it was not possible to seperate the rehearsal for the various titles. Above are estimated running times. 9.10. is the same tune.


Don Ellis Octet Pilgrimage Theater, Los Angeles, CA May 11, 1974

George Vince (?) tb / Gary Herbig woodwinds / Bruce Johnson (?) / Gary Pack tp, flh / Doug Wind (?) tb / Steve Crabb (?) bs, fl, bcl / Paul Moer p / Luther Hughes b / Ralph Humphrey dr / Chino Valdez perc

1. The opening of the birth canal 01:30
2. All is well (?) (Ellis) 11:20
3. Do it yourself or come eleven
4. The next thing (not complete)13:20
5. Funky country five
6. Unknown 18:10
7. Passacaglia and Ketch Up, Please (Ellis) 19:00

Note:
Don Ellis was in hospital at that time for 39 days. Included because of completeness. The date can be incorrect, since Don's father told during the concert that Don had a hard time at the hospital. Therefor is it a bit strange that he could have made the 2 concerts the following 2 days.

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive



Don Ellis Organic Band UCLA, Los Angeles, CA May 13 + 14, 1974

Don Ellis tp, dr / Gil Rathel tp / Bill Stapleton tp / Stu Aptekar tp / Sidney Muldrow frh / Curt Berg tb / Ed Welter tuba / Sam Falzone, Gary Herbig woodwinds / Charlie Black bs / Bill Mays p / Oscar Mesa b / John Williams b / Ron Krasinski dr / Vocal Quartet: Donna Kime, Carmen Bryant, Ken Knight, Gordon Harkness voc, Allen Lannom lyrics

prob. May 13, 1974

1. In the beginning 25:45
2. Tourista (Curt Berg) 06:30
3. Climbing that mountain 09:17
4. Funky country five (Ellis) 17:35
5. Dance of the scorpion (Dave Eshelman) 09:10
6. Shades of loneliness (Curt Berg) 07:30
7. Jupiter's favorite child (Sam Falzone) 07:00
8. Now and forever (Ellis) 18:20

prob. May 14, 1974

1. In the beginning 26:20
2. Tourista (Curt Berg) 06:00
3. Climbing that mountain 08:00
4. The great American rag (Bill Mays) 03:10
5. Groovin' high (Dizzy Gillespie) 19:05
6. Jupiter's favorite child (Sam Falzone) 07:15
7. Shades of loneliness (Curt Berg) 08:00
8. Funky country five (Ellis) 14:50
9. Dance of the scorpion (Dave Eshelman) 32:05
10. Samba do, Samba don't 04:30

There is another tape of the two concerts which runs like this

1. In the beginning (faded out) 29:52
2. Tourista (Curt Berg) 06:34
3. Shades of loneliness (Curt Berg) 09:01
4. The great American rag (Bill Mays) 03:12
5. Groovin high (fades out) 06:39
6. Funky country five (fades out) (Ellis) 14:59
7. Climbing that mountain 10:43
8. Jupiter's favorite child (Sam Falzone) 08:22
9. Spanish isle 08:48
10. Now and forever (Ellis) 11:42
11. In the beginning 26:32
12. Lost within my mind 07:13
13. Climbing that mountain 25:50

Note:
It is not known if these titles are from another date.

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
part on youtube and muzofox


Don Ellis Quartet Baked Potato, Studio City, CA July 29, 1974

Don Ellis tp / Roger Kellaway p / John Williams b / Tommy Vig vib, dr / Marion Taylor voc (10.11.)

1. Simple samba (not complete) 13:31
2. A question (Milcho Leviev) 11:11
3. 19/4 13:20
4. Tickle toe (Count Basie) (not complete) 16:37
5. Funky country five (Ellis) 14:27
6. Awakening 17:53
7. Brash brass bash 14:00
8. Autumn leaves (Mercer-Kosma) 26:14
9. Circles (Roger Kellaway) 09:00
10. Over the rainbow (Harburg-Arlen) 07:50
11. Blues 05:25
12. Going through some changes
13. Unknown 08:03
14. 52nd Street theme (Dizzy Gillespie-Kenny Clarke) 07:25

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Interviews George Harrison for KCET, Los Angeles, CA September 1974

1. Interview 11:28

Note:
included because of rarity - although they are not playing music

Issues:
available as youtube video


Don Ellis All Star Band unknown location NW of USA, December 5, 1974

pers. unknown All Star Band consists of 5 sax, 4 tps, 3 tbs and ryhthm

1. Paula (Ellis) 08:04

Note:
written in 1969 for a show with dancer Paula Kelly but not used at that program

Issues:
available as download from muzofox and youtube


Don Ellis Octet Donte's, Los Angeles, CA February 2, 1975

Don Ellis tp / Gary Pack tp / remaining pers. unknown

1. Samba do, Samba don't 06:38

Issues:
available as download from muzofox and youtube


Don Ellis prob. Los Angeles, CA February 4, 1975

Don Ellis tp / Paul Moer p

1. Cherry up #1 00:45
2. Cherry up #2 00:34

Note:
only 2. with Don Ellis

Issues:
This is a Chevrolet Commercial Demo
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Octet Donte's, Lankershim, North Hollywood, CA February 9, 1975

prob. Don Ellis tp / Gary Pack tp, flh / Doug Wind tb / Gary Herbig as / Rudy Johnson ts / Charles Black bs / Paul Moer p / Luther Hughes b / Ralph Humphrey dr / unknown conga


Don Ellis Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA March 28 + 29, 1975

Don Ellis tp / Gary Pack tp, flh / Doug Wind tb / Gary Herbig as / Rudy Johnson ts / Charles Black bs / Paul Moer p / Luther Hughes b / Ralph Humphrey dr / unknown conga

1. Funky country five (Ellis)
2. Samba do, Samba don't 06:20
3. Su quero um Xodo 07:20
4. Do it yourself or come eleven 12:50
5. Passacaglia and ketch up, please (Ellis) 18:45
6. Opening of the birth canal 18:55
5. Do it easy 13:45
6. The next thing 08:00
7. Augers well for the future (Ellis) 12:10

Note:
1. listed on the box not on tape

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA March 28 + 29, 1975

Don Ellis tp / Gary Pack tp, flh / Doug Wind tb / Gary Herbig as / Rudy Johnson ts / Charles Black bs / Paul Moer p / Luther Hughes b / Ralph Humphrey dr / unknown conga

Don Ellis tp / Milcho Leviev p, elp / remaining pers. unknown

1. Awakening 14:35
2. Its Time Again (Hank Levy) 07:50
3. If Yer Gonna Boogie, Boogie! 12:39
4. Do It Easy 17:14
5. Saphronica & Virgil (Milcho Leviev) 04:51
6. French Connection II (Ellis) 07:03
7. Passacaglia and Ketch up, please (Ellis) - Taste of Dreams 20:53
8. Paula (Ellis) 11:16
9. Pussywiggle Stomp (Ellis) 26:53

Note:
Remaining titles of this performance unknown
Not known which titles were played on the 2 dates

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive




The French Connection II USA 1975

dir. John Frankenheimer 119 min

Score by Don Ellis




Southwestern College Stage Band prob. Burbank, CA 1975

LP: United Sound USR 7985 SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE STAGE BAND 13th ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL Don Ellis Guest Artist

pers. Don Ellis tp Richard W. Robinette dir / remaining pers. unknown

Patrick Henry High School: Unknown title
Palmdale High School: Corazon
Burbank High School: unknown title
Mann Junior High School: Also sprach Zarathustra
Escondido High School unknown title
Southwestern College Stage Band: First Child / Watermelon man

1. Blues (Ellis) (08:42)
2. Blam (10:04)
3. Final Analysis (Ellis) (16:04)
4. Org II (04:27)

Note:
above were the winners of the contests, but prob. only 1.- 4. are with Don Ellis and the Southwestern College Stage Band


Don Ellis Orchestra Palomar College, San Marcos, CA December 6, 1975

1. Do it easy 16:17

Don Ellis tp, superbone / George Doering g / Ralph Humphrey dr / Remaining pers. unknown

2. Samba bajada (Hank Levy) 08:30
3. Unknown 18:40
4. Unknown 17:35

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA April 23, 1976

prob. Don Ellis tp / Jack Coan tp / Alan Kaplan tb / .. Carlsson (?) btb / Sam Falzone woodwinds / Ann Patterson woodwinds / Art Pepper as, cl / Charles Black bs / Milcho Leviev p / Paul Keane (?) tuba / Sidney Muldrow frh / Darrell Clayborn b / Dave Crigger dr / Chino Valdes conga / Don Palmer, Pam Tompkins violins / Jimbo Ross viola / Karen Henderson cello

1. Slow head 15:08
2. Palomar 19:04
3. Final analysis (Ellis) 22:05
4. Do it easy 15:50
5. Unknown 09:40
6. Let's do it this way for a while 11:11

Issues:
available from wolfgang's


Don Ellis Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA April 24, 1976

prob. Don Ellis tp / Jack Coan tp / Alan Kaplan tb / .. Carlsson (?) btb / Sam Falzone woodwinds / Ann Patterson woodwinds / Art Pepper as, cl / Charles Black bs / Milcho Leviev p / Paul Keane (?) tuba / Sidney Muldrow frh / Darrell Clayborn b / Dave Crigger dr / Chino Valdes conga / Don Palmer, Pam Tompkins violins / Jimbo Ross viola / Karen Henderson cello

1. Theme from "The French Connection" (Ellis) 17:38
2. Palomar 20:15
2. Final analysis - Let's do it this way for a while 25:02
4. Pussy wiggle stomp (Ellis) 18:35

Issues:
available from wolfgang's


Don Ellis Quartet Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society, Douglas Beach House, Half Moon Bay, CA August 8, 1976

Don Ellis tp, tb / Milcho Leviev p / Pat Senatore b / Roy McCurdy dr

1. Theme from "The French connection" (Ellis) 15:12
2. Go-no-go 05:14
3. Awakening (aka Lyra) (not complete) 18:47
4. Summertime (George Gershwin) 20:45
5. Let's do it this way for a while = aka Eros) (not complete) 13:12
6. Possibilities (not complete) 09:46
7. Sporting dance (not complete) 00:49
8. Uh huh (not complete) 04:50
9. Auger's well for the future 07:27

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Starlight Bowl, Burbank, CA August 22, 1976

Don Ellis tp / Art Pepper as / Dave Crigger dr / remaining pers. unknown

1. Eros (= Let's do it this way for a while) (Ellis) 09:45

Issues:
available as youtube video clip


Don Ellis - Shirley McLaine prob. Los Angeles, CA 1976

Don Ellis Orchestra pers. unknown / Don Ellis superbone / Shirley McLaine announcement, solo dancing and with the orchestra

1. Sweet Shirley McLaine (Ellis) (=Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie-Maceo Pinkard-Ken Casey) 05:31

Issues:
Available as youtube video


Don Ellis / Ohio State University Big Band Mershon Auditorium, Columbus, OH February 1977

Don Ellis tp / Tom Battenberg cond / remaining pers. unknown

1. Introduction 01:14
2. Let's do it this way a while (Ellis) 07:38
3. Introduction 03:00
4. Palomar 21:31
5. Introduction 02:06
6. The blues 10:17 (Ellis)
7. Introduction 01:35
8. Theme from "The French Connection II & I" (Ellis) 15:50

Issues:
available as youtube video clip




Don Ellis / U. T. Jazz Ochestra Tampa, FL 1976

Don Ellis tp / remaining pers. unknown

1. French connection (Movements) (Ellis) 14:35
2. Experiments with woodwind 11:57
3. Pussy wiggle stomp (and beyond) (Ellis) 14:37

Issues:
available as Electric Heart Audio-CD length 40:29


Don Ellis Orchestra Long Beach, CA March 13, 1977

Don Ellis tp / pers. unknown

1. Unknown 04:08
2. Unknown 13:37
3. Unknown 11:40
4. Unknown 16:59
5. Unknown 09:05
6. Unknown 10:50

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive


Don Ellis Orchestra Anaheim, CA May 10, 1977

Don Ellis tp / Jack Coan tp / Alan Kaplan tb / .. Carlsson (?) btb / Sam Falzone woodwinds / Ann Patterson woodwinds / Art Pepper as, cl / Charles Black bs / Milcho Leviev p / Paul Keane (?) tuba / Sidney Muldrow frh / Darrell Clayborn b / Dave Crigger dr / Chino Valdes conga / Don Palmer, Pam Tompkins violins / Jimbo Ross viola / Karen Henderson cello

1. Theme from "The French Connection" (Ellis) (NC) 00:50
2. Chain Reaction (Hank Levy) 09:10
3. Black is beautiful () (= Gary Herbig's Remedy) 06:42
4. Loneliness (Leviev) 05:22
5. Moody modes (Leviev) 10:13
6. Strawberry soup (Ellis) 12:44
7. Future feature for five fine fellows (Ellis) 08:15
8. Go no go (Leviev) 05:00
9. Proteus (Leviev) 03:50
10. Invincible () 11:13
11. Sweet Shirley McLaine (Ellis) 04:40
12. Niner Two (Ellis) (not on tape)

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive









Don Ellis A & M Studios, Los Angeles, CA June 26 + 27, 1977

LP: Atlantic SD 18227 DON ELLIS AND SURVIVAL MUSIC FROM OTHER GALAXIES AND PLANETS FEATURING THE MAIN TITLE THEME FROM STAR WARS
LP: Atlantic (Eu) 50393 DON ELLIS AND SURVIVAL MUSIC FROM OTHER GALAXIES AND PLANETS FEATURING THE MAIN TITLE THEME FROM STAR WARS
EP: 1.3.5.9. (Bras) unknown number DON ELLIS AND SURVIVAL MUSIC FROM OTHERGALAXIES AND PLANETS FEATURING THE MAIN TITLE THEME FROM STAR WARS
Single: 1.3. Atlantic 3409
CD: Wounded Bird WOU-8227 DON ELLIS AND SURVIVAL MUSIC FROM OTHER GALAXIES AND PLANETS FEATURING THE MAIN TITLE THEME FROM STAR WARS

Note: according to different matrix number listings 1.2. and 3.-10. could have been recorded at different dates

Don Ellis tp / Glenn Stuart tp / Gilman Rathel tp / Jack Coan tp / Alan Kaplan tb / Richard Bullock b-tb / Sidney Muldrow fr-h / Jim Self tuba, Ann Patterson as, ss, oboe, fl, pic / Ted Nash fl, as, ts / James Coile ts, fl, cl, James Snodgrass bs, pic, fl, oboe, e-b / Pam Tompkins viol / Laurie Badessa viol / Jimbo Ross viola / Paula Hochhalter cello / Randy Kerber p, e-p, clavinet, synth., Darrell Clayborn b., Dave Crigger dr., Mike Englander dr., Chino Valdes perc / Ruth Ritchie perc / add. pers. Israel Baker, Alan Harshman, Dick Nash / George Doering g / Curt Berg arr (5.6.) / Tommy Vig arr (4.9.)

1. 33772 Star Wars (John Williams) 03:28
2. 33773 Princess Leia's Theme (John Williams) 03:55
3. 33863 Arcturas (Ellis) 05:52
4. 33864 Orion's Sword (Ellis) 03:52
5. 33865 Pegasus (Ellis) 02:46
6. 33866 Crypton (Ellis) 03:38
7. 33867 Lyra (Ellis) 05:59
8. 33868 Eros (Ellis) 04:19
9. 33869 Ursa (Ellis) 02:53
10. 33870 Vulcan (Ellis) 04:45






Don Ellis Jazz Festival Montreux, July 9, 1977

LP.: 3.-11. Atlantic SD 19178 DON ELLIS LIVE AT MONTREUX
CD: 3.-11.,13.-15. Koch Jazz KOC CD-51410 DON ELLIS LIVE AT MONTREUX
12.13.14.15. on youtube video clip only

Don Ellis tp, el-tp, fl-h / Glenn Stuart tp / Gilman Rathel tp / Jack Coan tp / Alan Kaplan tb / Richard Bullock b-tb / Sidney Muldrow fr-h / Jim Self tuba, Ann Patterson as, ss, oboe, fl, pic / Ted Nash fl, as, cl / James Coile ts, fl, cl / James Snodgrass bs, pic, fl, oboe, b-cl / Pam Tompkins violin / Laurie Badessa violin / Jimbo Ross viola / Paula Hochhalter cello / Randy Kerber p, e-p, clavinet, synth / Darrell Clayborn b / Leon Gaer e-b, synth / Dave Crigger dr / Mike Englander dr / Chino Valdes perc / Ruth Ritchie perc.

1. Star Wars (John Williams) 03:20
2. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:41
3. 34886 Open Wide (Ellis) 09:58
4. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:58
5. 34887 Loneliness (Ellis) 06:11
6. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:40
7. 34888 Future Feature (Ellis) 07:39
8. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:46
9. 34889 Go No Go (Ellis) 05:08
10. 34890 Sporting Dance (Ellis) 08:43
11. 34891 Niner two (Ellis) 12:00
12. Pussy wiggle stomp (Ellis) 12:58
13. Arcturas (Ellis) 10:34
14. Eros (Ellis) 06:05
15. Lyra (Ellis) 08:31






Don Ellis Jazz Festival Montreux, July 9, 1977

LP: Atlantic SD 2-300 THE ATLANTIC FAMILY LIVE AT MONTREUX
LP: Atlantic (F ?) 60136 THE ATLANTIC FAMILY LIVE AT MONTREUX
CD: Swissair (CH) (unknown number) Montreux Jazz Festival The Atlantic Family live at Montreux

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., fl-h., Glenn Stuart tp., Gilman Rathel tp., Jack Coan tp., Alan Kaplan tb., Richard Bullock b-tb., Sidney Muldrow fr-h., Jim Self tuba, Ann Patterson as., ss., oboe, fl., pic., Ted Nash fl., as., cl., James Coile ts., fl., cl., James Snodgrass bs., pic., fl., oboe, b-cl., Pam Tompkins viol., Laurie Badessa viol., Jimbo Ross viola, Paula Hochhalter cello, Randy Kerber p., e-p., clavinet, synth., Darrell Clayborn b., Leon Gaer e-b., synth., Dave Crigger dr., Mike Englander dr., Chino Valdes perc., Ruth Ritchie perc.

1. Pick Up The Pieces (Roger Ball) 22:06

Note: remaining tracks without Don Ellis


Don Ellis Audimax TU, Berlin, D July 15, 1977

Private tape

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., fl-h., Glenn Stuart tp., Gilman Rathel tp., Jack Coan tp., Alan Kaplan tb., Richard Bullock b-tb., Sidney Muldrow fr-h., Jim Self tuba, Ann Patterson as., ss., oboe, fl., pic., Ted Nash fl., as., cl., James Coile ts., fl., cl., James Snodgrass bs., pic., fl., oboe, e-b., Pam Tompkins viol., Laurie Badessa viol., Jimbo Ross viola, Paula Hochhalter cello, Randy Kerber p., e-p., clavinet, synth., Darrell Clayborn b., Leon Gaer e-b., synth., Dave Crigger dr., Mike Englander dr., Chino Valdes perc., Ruth Ritchie perc.

1. Intro (Ellis) 00:50
2. Star Wars (John Williams) 04:34
3. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:37
4. Open Wide (Ellis) 11:40
5. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:39
6. Invincible (Ellis) 07:39
7. Sporting Dance (Ellis) 09:33
8. Arrows (Ellis) 05:26
9. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:30
10. Lyra (Ellis) 08:28
11. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:26
12. Niner Two (Ellis) 17:42

Note:
I recorded this concert on my small audio cassette machine. Sound quality was lo-fi. I was on the way back from holidays in Denmark and spend some days in Berlin. By chance, the Don Ellis Star Wars Band played at the Technische Universität. All dressed in white, walking through the hall while playing.


Don Ellis Antibes, F, July 17, 1977

Private tape

Don Ellis tp., el-tp., fl-h., Glenn Stuart tp., Gilman Rathel tp., Jack Coan tp., Alan Kaplan tb., Richard Bullock b-tb., Sidney Muldrow fr-h., Jim Self tuba, Ann Patterson as., ss., oboe, fl., pic., Ted Nash fl., as., cl., James Coile ts., fl., cl., James Snodgrass bs., pic., fl., oboe, b-cl., Pam Tompkins viol., Laurie Badessa viol., Jimbo Ross viola, Paula Hochhalter cello, Randy Kerber p., e-p., clavinet, synth., Darrell Clayborn b., Leon Gaer e-b., synth., Dave Crigger dr., Mike Englander dr., Chino Valdes perc., Ruth Ritchie perc.

1. Niner Two (incomplete) (Ellis) 16:43

Note:
Remaining titles unknown




Don Ellis Neu-Isenburg, D, July 1977

Private tape / DVD was available for a while for people who donated for the production

7. available as youtube video


Don Ellis tp., el-tp., fl-h., Glenn Stuart tp., Gilman Rathel tp., Jack Coan tp., Alan Kaplan tb., Richard Bullock b-tb., Sidney Muldrow fr-h., Jim Self tuba, Ann Patterson as., ss., oboe, fl., pic., Ted Nash fl., as., cl., James Coile ts., fl., cl., James Snodgrass bs., pic., fl., oboe, e-b., Pam Tompkins viol., Laurie Badessa viol., Jimbo Ross viola, Paula Hochhalter cello, Randy Kerber p., e-p., clavinet, synth., Darrell Clayborn b., Leon Gaer e-b., synth., Dave Crigger dr., Mike Englander dr., Chino Valdes perc., Ruth Ritchie perc., Vivian Reed voc.(4-9)

1. Intro (Ellis) 00:53
2. Star Wars (John Williams) 03:46
3. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:39
4. Come Rain Or Come Shine (J. Mercer/H.Arlen) 03:08
5. Introduction: (Reed) 00:36
6. Let Me Be Yours Until Tomorrow (Carol King) 04:06
7. Time (Bryant/Bryant) 04:49
8. Introduction: (Reed) 00:55
9. God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday/Arthur Herzog) 04:41
10. Open Wide (Ellis) 08:44
11. Pussy Wiggle Stomp (Ellis) 10:15
12. Introduction: (Ellis) 00:33
13. One O' Clock Jump (Count Basie) 08:16






Eddie Harris The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA July 20, 1977


LP: Atlantic SD8807 Eddie Harris The Versatile
CD: Rhino R271514 (CD) Eddie Harris The Versatile
CD: Rhino/Collectables COL-CD-6820 EDDIE HARRIS THE VERSATILE EDDIE HARRIS / SINGS THE BLUES

Don Ellis tp / Eddie Harris ts / Milcho Leviev p, el-p / Bradley Bobo b / Paul Humphrey dr

1. Man one section (Eddie Harris) 2:26
2. Steps up (Eddie Harris) 6:04
3. Brother Waldo (Eddie Harris) 6:20

Note:
Remaining tracks without Don Ellis. Addition of 1. according to Discogs. It could not be verified if all 3 titles or only 2.+3. are with Don Ellis.






Don Ellis & Tommy Vig Quartet unknown location 1977

LP: Dobre DR 1015 entitled Tommy Vig 1978
CD: essential media groups (number unknown) Tommy Vig 1978

Don Ellis tp / Tommy Vig vib / Milcho Leviev p / Abe (Abraham) Laboriel b / Ed Greene dr

1. Gypsy (Tommy Vig) 17:56
2. Just For You (Tommy Vig) 13:01
3. Malibu Canyon Road (Tommy Vig) 12:12


Don Ellis Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, CA fall 1977

Don Ellis tp / unknown pers.

1. Storyville 07:33

Issues:
available as download from muzofox




Don Ellis Jazz Yatra, Bombay, Ind February 13, 1978 (1) + February 17, 1978 (2)

CD: 1.-7. Sleepy Night Records SNR003CD DON ELLIS live in india

Don Ellis tp / Randy Kerber p / Leon Gaer b / Dave Crigger dr / Emilie Diehl voc

1.The fine line (Ellis) (2) 13:00
2. T.R. (Them (Ellis) (2) 06:26
3. Storyville (Ellis) (1) 07:16
4. Open wide (Ellis) (1) 12:26
5. Dark curved eyebrows (Ellis) (1) 08:40
6. Desire (Ellis) (2) 10:47
7. Image of Maria (Ellis) (2) 09:46
8. Niner two

Note:
The "India Group" book consists of 17 quintet charts. the last title is mentioned in the booklet but is not on the CD which contains 7 tracks.




Nick Gilder prob. Sound Labs, Hollywood, Los Angles, CA 1977 or 1978

LP: Chrysalis CHR 1147 Nick Gilder You know who you are

Nick Gilder voc / Don Ellis tp / Jean Roussel or Steve Halter keyboards, syn / James McCulloch g, arr / Eric Nelson b / Chet McCracken dr, perc

1. All across the nation (the wheels are rolling) 04:08
2. Amanda Greer 03:19

Note:
remaining titles most probably without Don Ellis


Don Ellis prob. 1977 or 1978

small plastic disc

available as download from youtube

Unknown pers. (not actually a Don Ellis band) /

incomplete unknown take


Don Ellis Westside Room, Central Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA April 21, 1978

Don Ellis tp, superbone / Mike Carnahan as / Sidney Muldrow frh / Ann Patterson ss, english horn / Steve Bartek g / Stu Goldberg keyboards / Dave McDaniel b / Dave Crigger dr / Karen Henderson cello / remaining musicians unknown

1. Theme from "The French connection" (not complete) 00:40
2. Desire 12:00
3. Dark curved eyebrows 08:40
4. Vulcan (Ellis) 13:40
5. T.R. (Ellis) 16:10
6. Open wide (Ellis) (not complete) 07:40
7. If yer gonna boogie, BOOGIE! (Ellis) 12:20
8. Dark curved eyebrows (Ellis) 08:37
9. Blues in elf (Ellis) 08:20
10. Eros (Ellis) 09:10
11. T.R. (Ellis) 13:25
12. Storyville (Ellis) 07:20
13. Hold on (not complete) 01:00

Note:
last known concert performance

Issues:
available as download from UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
4.(1st set ) also available as download from muzofox


Don Ellis Orchestra unknown museum San Francisco, LA unknown date

youtube videoclip

1. New horizon (Ellis) 05:43

Note:
the videoclip is 07:11; after the first title Don Ellis is to be seen regarding a painting. There are about 00:30 from the next tune to be heard this is part of the Electric Heart movie.


Voices of Vista unknown location, date and personnel

LP: ? USA Vista 55 episode #55

pers. could be Cannonball Adderley and Henry Mancini playing in the same programme

Note: no tracks known



Dates with Don Ellis compositions performed as a rememberance

Don Ellis comp., played by unknown San Francisco Bay Area musicians with Nick Di Scala

available as downloads by muzofox

After an autumn rain (Ellis) 04:50
Brash Bass brash (Ellis)
Dance around the beast (Ellis) 05:10
Loose as a goose (Ellis) 02:59
Creative Aggression 09:46

Note:
demo versions available as muzofox download. All reported as Don Ellis compositions dated 1978 during his retirement


additional music scores for the following movies / TV Series

Assault on Paradise (= The Ransom) (=Maniac) (Ellis) 1977

Toyota commercial #1 - Rapid fire (Ellis) 02:59
Toyota commerical #2 - 3 Guys (Ellis) 00:32
Toyota commercial #3 - Crawl (Ellis) 00:31
Toyota commercial #4 - Road sign (Ellis) 00:31

Doctor's Hospital 1975
Main title (Ellis) 01:00

The New Centurions #1 1972 (Ellis) 03:05
The New Centurions #2 1972 (Ellis) 01:57

unidentified cue from the above (Ellis) 03:42

prob. Ruby 1977 03:22


Question

Did Don Ellis actually play on United States of America (Columbia LP)?

He is not included on cover information. Probably Joe Byrd co-founded the New Music Workshop together with Don Ellis and after Don Ellis left, the group USoA was born. But it could be that Don Ellis returned for the recording.


To be added as well soon

Craiova information

Thomas Gansch orchestra



EXTRA: 

Recording of a Don Ellis composition by Charlie Byrd



Byrd of paradise (mistitled Bird of Paradise on LP cover)

Recorded Los Angeles, CA February 27, 1969

pers. Mario Darpino fl / Charlie Byrd g / Gene Byrd b / Bill Reichenbach dr

Issued on Columbia CS 9627 entitled Charlie Byrd Let's go


some movie picture covers, stills etc. for which Don Ellis contributed music




Krysztof Komeda Rosemary's baby




Serie Movin' on (Abenteuer der Landstraße) (Season 1, 2 episodes 1974)




Man belongs to the earth (Graeme Ferguson, 1974)

Made for screening at the US Pavilion at the 1974 World's Fair in Spokane, Washington

youtube videoclip 21:50



Doctors' Hospital (TV serie 1975, music score for 12 episodes between 1975 - 1976)









Sniper / The deadly tower Jerry Jameson September 15 and 16, 1975 / aired October 18, 1975

CD: FSM Vol. 13 No. 13 TV OMNIBUS

1. The deadly duo (Ellis) 03:51
2. Mom/Note/Rifle (Ellis) 02:10
3. Photos/Wife (Ellis) 01:22
4. A kiss to build a dream on (Bert Kalmar/Harry Ruby/Oscar HammersteinII) 01:24
5. Couple (Ellis) 01:01
6. Deady/Kill (Ellis) 04:29
7. Ticket/End titles (Ellis) 02:15

Note: remaining titles without Don Ellis




Ruby (Curtis Harrington 1977)






Maniac (aka Ransom) (Richard Compton 1977)


Natural enemies (dir. Jeff Kanew 1979)



The hammer

film released October 26, 1969


Moon zero two Ellis 03:30
cond. by Philip Martell

Remaining titles not by Don Ellis




Mission Impossible (Television) Episode # 25 "A Cube of Sugar" recorded March 21, 1967, aired April 1, 1967

prob. available as DVD

Music composed by Don Ellis and 13-piece band conducted by Don Ellis

Tom Scott as / remaining pers. unknown

1. The lady was made to be loved (Ellis) 03:07
2. Sax (Ellis) 02:21
3. Finale (Lady) (Ellis) 01:38
4. 500 Micros (Ellis) 02:31
5. Prison Pal / That Crazy Cube (Ellis) 02:01


DVD's






cover of DVD of John Vizzusi film







3 Volumes of biography etc. by Ken Orton


This is a DVD collection with High School Marching Bands. Among other tunes there is "Loss" by Don Ellis played.

I don't know the owners of copyrights of the following photos. But if you would like to receive high quality prints you have to find out the owners and ask for glossy pictures.
























The Don Ellis Reader
(I found these writings in the www, but I don't have any copyrights. If somebody has, please drop a line if he wants me to erase them)

The Don Ellis estate has kindly given us their blessing to present some of his writings to the WorldWide Web. This effort was spearheaded by Scott Harris of Santa Cruz, California who secured the permission and entered the text.

The articles below provide only a small sample of the material we have available. This list will be greatly expanded in the near future.


Subject: Ellis-Life Goals by Don Ellis 1975 (speak to nurses & doctors)
Life goals---- 3 year goals 6 month goals
Life: Nice home --- beach --- mountains --- Los Angeles Comfortable income --- writing Occasional travel Be able to write creatively --- hear played (play drums) Be able to do research --- time for contemplation ---study --- arts and Humanities Have warm - really in love with - warm, caring relationship (and with me) See kids a lot - have fun with them Good health -
relaxed life - but exciting (inwardly) Small circle of enriching friends  3 years - Established writer of films - lots of money Beach mountain, and Los Angeles houses IRS off back Good love relationship Good friends See boys a lot 6 months- Life cleared up - not so hectic Established as writer
(1975)

Subject: Ellis-Band Members April 23, 1968
Dear Band member:
Please forgive the form letter, but there are some thoughts that I would like to share with you and this is the only practical way to do it.
First of all, thank you for sticking with the spirit of the Band through these rather difficult times I don't know exactly why, but it is now obvious that the Monday nights at The Session are not going to make it. So we will do one more and then either our agent will have found a straight scale Monday night or we will start rehearsing again.
Because I realize that you need the income from the possibility of working Monday, I would like to suggest a 6-9 rehearsal time which would enable you to both rehearse and work. The guys that are working days will have to arrange their schedule to either bring a lunch or eat after 9 p.m.
If we start on May 6 this leaves us only 7 Mondays until the tour and we will need every second of rehearsal time we can get. For example, at Newport this year we are in direct competition with Duke, Basie, Woody, and Dizzy's big bands ! We have to really be polished !
In addition, I would like to have section rehearsals each week-(brass, saxes, basses and piano, and percussion). So would you please check off on the enclosed sheet which nights you would NOT be able to make a 6-9 section rehearsal and bring the sheet with you this Sunday.
I would like to mention another area which is on everybody's mind, and that is the current level of our performance; I feel that the rhythm section has really been cooking, but that the level of the concentration in the horns has left something to be desired. To play a book as difficult as we have requires everyone's absolute attention all the time. We cannot afford to let up for an instant.
To get specific: the Tihai is not a hard chart (except for the coda)--the Youth Band has no trouble reading it down -- I rehearsed it for a few days in Germany and gave a flawless performance in concert -- we have rehearsed it perhaps more than any other chart--it has been in the book for almost a year --we just recorded it-- and we've been playing it every Monday night for months-- and yet we will get to certain sections and fall apart almost every time. I have yet to hear a sparkling performance of this chart. Everyone knows how it goes, and I trust that if anyone has any trouble technically with any passage he long ago wrote out the passage and practices it regularly at home. So the only reason it does not usually come off is just one of simple concentration.
For example, on those long notes behind the trumpet solo, if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead. It is important to count and concentrate. This is only one extended example. You all know several others. I only hope that I can inspire each and everyone of you to do your absolute best ALL the time! Because when we are right there is not a band in the world that can touch us!
This Sunday will give us a chance (barring a blizzard) to really get into things and play under optimum conditions. So please work on the charts we will be doing and for all our sakes give me everything you've got in musicianship, attention, and spirit.
Remember -- the rehearsal begins Sunday at 12:30 p.m., and since no one is coming from another gig (with the possible exception of Magruder) there is no reason for us not to start then. With that extra effort from everyone it will be twice as enjoyable musically and socially for all of us.
This letter will self-destruct in five seconds.

Sincerely,
Don Ellis (1968)

Excerpted from ESQUIRE, Sept. '65

Hierarchy of the Jazz Anarchy quoted by Leonard FeatherDon Ellis (his name under his photograph in which he is holding his trumpet, his photo one of 8 others)
"I got bored with the old way - it came too easy. I worked until I could play any chord changes at any tempo in any key, and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out. There is much to be done in areas of rhythm.-Indian rhythm- the most highly developed style of organized rhythm in the world - could be studied and applied. And how about the jazzman's use of pitch? It is far richer than the classical musicians equal-tempered scale which has only 12 notes. This is an age of unprecedented discovery. Let us be thankful that it is not confined to science. I expect the audience to come up to my level. I am not interested in compromising my music to make it palatable to an assumed sub-standard mass." (1965)
THE ELEMENT OF "CORN" IN JAZZ IMPROVISATION

by Don Ellis

It is my belief that there is a tendency among the so-called "modern" or "hip" jazz musicians to consider styles other than their own, "corny," and it is my contention that in actuality it is these musicians who are producing that which in future years perceptive critics will deem "corny." Perhaps "corn" is a poor choice for a term, however, the connotations and meanings surrounding the colloquial use of this word today express most accurately what is meant. Let us define it.

A popular definition might be: "that which is unfashionable at the moment." If we saw someone dressed in a suit from the 1890's (to take an extreme example) we would probably consider him an "odd-ball," a very "un-hip" or "corny" person--even though this suit were brand new, exquisitely tailored, of the finest fabric, and in the most fashionable 1890 style. This is the first point that must be noted: the popular conception of "corn" has no relation to the object in question's actual worth or value. It generally refers indiscriminately to something of an older style. At one time by a certain genre of jazz musicians, classical music was considered "corny" and deemed "long-hair" music. It seems unlikely that any serious jazz musician today would think (for example) Mozart, Bartok, or Webern "corny." Anyone who listened to Dixieland jazz was at one time called a "mouldy-fig." I believe that most serious jazz thinkers today realize that much good music was created within this particular style.

The question which must be answered is: can music which is genuinely heartfelt ever be "corny? " And my answer is no, it can only be, at worst, awkward. As we see in folk music quite often, emotion transforms what might otherwise be considered "corny" (i.e.. trite, banal, sentimental) music into valid, moving art. I submit that "CORN" IN ART COMES FROM DOING SOMETHING BECAUSE IT SEEMS FASHIONABLE AT THE TIME.

In recent years we have seen even so basic an element to jazz as swing become unfashionable and "corny." Which brings up the question: should jazz swing all the time? There has been a transition from a "hot" way of playing to a "cool" way and now a return to the "hot" feeling. We have seen jazz played with a 2/4 feeling (a straight 2/4, and with accents on the first and third beats of a 4/4 bar, and on the second and fourth beats), and a 4/4 (straight four) feeling, and more recently 3/4 and 5/4 with more combinations to come. Jazz has unconsciously been played for years in triplet feelings (12/8, 6/8, etc.) without actually being notated that way. It has been amply demonstrated that it is possible to "swing" in all of these feelings, but (especially) among the 4/4 and 2/4 followers, bitter battles have been fought with each side claiming victory. The truth in the matter lies in the fact that anything repeated too long without variation tends to become boring. My suggestion for a solution to the problem is: make use of all ways of swinging, including more involved patterns not yet in general use, and vary them Keep jazz rhythmically interesting to the listener.

Harmony, also, is not immune to the criticism of "corniness." Within each style of jazz there seems to be a limited harmonic texture. True, this appears to have been expanding (from simple triads to eleventh and thirteenth chords and polyharmonies, for example), but this is somewhat a false picture as may be seen very easily by examining the bulk of modern jazz pianists. Most seem to move within a very limited harmonic texture. Each individual's voicings tend to sound rather static within the style. To state it simply: a piano player today may be playing thirteenth chords in place of triads, but then he uses all thirteenth chords and never a triad. if one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world. Why should a craftsman not make use of all his tools if they will promote a greater communication and expressiveness? This is not to deny that beautiful things can be fashioned out of very modest means, but what possible objection can there be towards an artist trying to be more resourceful?

Except for the real creators, most modern jazz musicians today are playing "corny." They are the adherents of the "hip school," playing other people's phrases, with other people's feelings glued on, playing things they have worked out and know will sound good merely to "gas" the audience. They have not learned that this year's fashion is next year's "corn," and that to be a true artist you have to play the way you feel--not the way others think you should feel. Of course, if you play ideas you "know" you can always sound "good." It is impossible for the true creator to sound "good" all the time. On the other hand, it is much easier to be accepted if you play like everyone else, and you will get more jobs. It depends on where your values lie.

It is my contention that the jazz musician can be deeper and much more valuable if he will play according to the dictates of HIS heart, and if he will strive to incorporate the WHOLE of jazz in his work. Playing this way he need never worry about being "corny."

Don Ellis Nov. 1959 (revised Sept. 1960)
8 West 102 Street
New York, N.Y.
UN 5-7614

Note: This was taken down by a nurse when Don had his cardiac arrest. 3:15 AM May 11, 1975

Mr. Don Ellis, room 1006, requested that this be "copied down and given to his father if anything happened"

"I want my father and my mother to know that I love them and I want my children Brav and Tran to know that I love them very much, and I want Connie to know that I love her. I want Maria to know that I love her. I also want Milcho, Sam and Joan, and Roy and Mary Stevens to know that I love them."

Kommentare:

  1. Wow! What is the source for this information?

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  2. Many thanks for the don ellis discography.
    It's just great.
    On

    http://bogardjazz.blogspot.com/2011/01/klaus-doldinger-ensemble-live-at-ndr.html

    you can find infos and a download link for
    Klaus Doldinger Ensemble live at NDR Hamburg 1962 - Katalog Ellis 16.

    Many thanks again
    Klaus

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