Ellis, Don - A Simplex One aka How Time Passes (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 15-PP 2203608
This is a issue of Don Ellis' first album, recorded in 1960 and originally released on Candid during their short life, as How Time Passes.

"Trumpeter Don Ellis' initial recording as a leader (and first of four small group dates from the 1960-1962 period) found him stretching the boundaries of bop-based jazz and experimenting a bit with time and tempo. Teamed up with Jaki Byard (who doubles on piano and alto), bassist Ron Carter and drummer Charlie Persip, Ellis (whose sound was already pretty distinctive) performs four of his unusual originals (including the 22-minute "Improvisational Suite #1") plus Byard's "Waste." Although these musical experiments failed to be influential (Ellis himself went in a different direction a few years later), the unpredictable music is still quite interesting to hear."-Scott Yanow/All Music Guide

"Very early Don Ellis but some remarkable jazz. Don Ellis has an all star cast of premiere jazz musicians. All play breathtaking solos through all of the tracks. Pure jazz at an extremely high level. I have all of Don Ellis' recordings, this is the last one I could find and I have to admit it is one of his more exciting performances even though I am a huge fan of all of them. Highly recommend to the Don Ellis fan and also the jazz fan."-David Lester
  • LabelPast Perfect
  • UPC4011222203687
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