Friday, January 27, 2012

Don Ellis - "Open Wide"

Recorded July 8, 1977 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring Don Ellis (trumpet, composer, arranger); Ann Patterson, Ted Nash, James Coile, Jim Snodgrass (reeds); Glenn Stuart, Gil Rather, Jack Coan (trumpets); Sidney Muldrow (French horn); Alan Kaplan (trombone); Richard Bullock (bass trombone); Jim Self (tuba); Randy Kerber (keyboards); Leon Gaer, Darrell Clayborn (bass); David Crigger (drums); Chino Valdes (congas); Michael Englander (percussion, drums, mallets); Ruth Ritchie (percussion, mallets, tympani); Pam Tompkins, Lori Badessa (violins); Jimbo Ross (viola): and Paula Hochhalter (cello).

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Charlie Haden's Quartet West - "Easy On The Heart"

Recorded in 2000 at Jazz Baltica, featuring Charlie Haden (bass), Ernie Watts (tenor sax), Alan Broadbent (piano), Lawrence Marable (drums), Bill Henderson (vocals) and the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber Orchestra.

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