09 abril 2011

Don Ellis - Haiku 1973

Don Ellis for MPS from 1974
Ripped@320 from the original vinyl-no reissues
Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing



Water Jewel

Cherry Petals


Summer Rain

Two Autumns

Mirror-Pond of Stars



Don Ellis Trumpet
Israel Baker, Erno Neufeld, Jacob Krachmalnick,
George Vinci, Shirley Cornell, Marcia Van Dyck, Marvin Limonick Violin
Allan Harshman, David Schwartz, Myra Kestenbaum,
Samuel Voghossian, Alfred Barr, Dan Neufeld Viola
Raphael Kramer, Frederick Seykora, Ronald Cooper Cello
Catherine Gotthoffer Harp
Larry Carlton, David Cohen, Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Milcho Leviev Keyboards
Ray Brown Bass
John Guerin Drums

Haiku (1974) represents another radical departure from both the conventions and the direction Ellis had been setting for himself and his ensemble. This recording features pristine chamber music-like settings of Ellis's favorite examples of ancient Japanese Haiku poetry, and foreshadows the "New Age" textures that became popular during the 1980s. Ellis provides the verbal narration of each for the ten settings himself. Ellis's stylistic development is best demonstrated on this release in the selection "Children," which features a sublime counterpoint writing in a 7/8 canonic passage.


Thanks to orgy in Rhythm

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