22 June 2008

DON ELLIS - HAIKU












Don Ellis for MPS from 1974.
* Don Ellis - Trumpet* Israel Baker - Violin* Erno Neufeld - Violin* Jacob Krachmalnick - Violin* George Vinci - Violin* Shirley Cornell - Violin* Marcia Van Dyck - Violin* Marvin Limonick*Violin* Allan Harshman - Viola* David Schwartz - Viola* Myra Kestenbaum - Viola* Samuel Voghossian - Viola* Alfred Barr - Viola* Dan Neufeld - Viola* Raphael Kramer - Cello* Frederick Seykora - Cello* Ronald Cooper - Cello* Catherine Gotthoffer - Harp* Larry Carlton - Guitar
* David Cohen - Guitar* 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.
Ripped@320 from the original vinyl-no reissues.

18 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/124301624/HAIKU.rar

Michael Can't Sleep said...

Many thanks!

ish said...

thanks!

db said...

great music!
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dimman said...

Thanks again

mr.gone said...

Big Band funkiness comes no better than Don Ellis. I have his French Connection album on vinyl and it's always great to discover more by the man.

Thanks

Mr.Gone

ostanine said...

Beautiful work...thank you.

katonah said...

Pass the pipe and slippers .. i'll make us a nice cup of cocoa and we can talk about the good old days..
Bit to latte/coffeshop for me

mhd said...

thanks!

rydolarue said...

THANK YOU!!!

Little Tony Negri said...

thank you so much...

kizza said...

Sounds sweet! Thanks for another stellar post bacoso! Love your work!

Captain Beyond said...

This is definitely not among his best work. But as a worthy addition to his catalogue, it's very intriguing!

Cheers,
Cpt. Beyond

misha said...

Thank you!
I'm very big fan D.Ellis music!

arto said...

thanks. only way to know such things.

Hoochie Coochie man said...

Hi! Interesting to hear what´s it like, never heard this Don Ellis before.. Thank you!!

michael melius said...

Every few months I google "Don Ellis Haiku". For the first time, positive results.

I like all Don Ellis' music, the full range, but Haiku is the most beautiful, I believe. This is one I've played for so many people (on vinyl, I have two copies) who instantly fall in love with it.

I've heard the original publishers, BASF, won't re-release it, so I'm delighted to find this link, and will be sending many people your way.

Lafayette said...

Thanks, B!
Late on this one...grateful for the oportunity!

/L