:::Forbidden Zone Monday C3:::

Posted: Tuesday, 20 April 2010 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , , ,

This is a true classic. Composer/pianist George Russell gathered together a very versatile group of talents (trumpeter Don Ellis, trombonist Dave Baker, Eric Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Joe Hunt) to explore three of his originals, "'Round Midnight" (which is given an extraordinary treatment by Dolphy), Miles Davis' "Nardis," and David Baker's "Honesty." The music is post-bop and although using ideas from avant-garde jazz, it does not fall into any simple category. The improvising is at a very high level and the frameworks (which include free and stop-time sections) really inspire the players. Highly recommended.
:::Review by Scott Yanow:::

George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics (1961)

1. Ezz-Thetic 8:57
2. Nardis 4:34
3. Lydiot 8:06
4. Thoughts 5:32
5. Honesty 9:00
6. 'Round Midnight 6:33

Arranged By - George Russell
Bass - Stephen Swallow
Clarinet [Bass] - Eric Dolphy (tracks: 2, 5)
Drums - Joe Hunt
Piano - George Russell
Saxophone [Alto] - Eric Dolphy
Trombone - Dave Baker
Trumpet - Don Ellis

4 komentarze:

  1. mr. yea says:

    fantastic. i have a george russell sextet lp that contains cuts from this record as well as "outer view" i believe (or maybe "stratus seekers"), all of which i've sought for in vain. in any case, i very much appreciate this posting, and hope to see more george russell in the future (maybe featuring don cherry? that's a killer 2lp!)

  1. Hugh Jorgan says:

    Now this one looks intriguing - will give it a listen during dinner. By the way - thanks for all you do. I learn a lot from your blog, and I'm getting exposed to a variety of things I might otherwise miss. You do all right...

  1. bobbysu says:

    thank you so much