Haiku is an album by Don Ellis recorded in 1973 and released on the MPS label. Rather than using a big band, the trumpeter is well showcased while backed by a large string section on ten moody originals. much of the music is quite mellow. A definite change of pace".
Label: MPS Records – UXP-60-P. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Composed By, Arranged By, Conductor, Producer, Trumpet – Don Ellis. Contractor – Marty Berman. Engineer – Hugh Davies (2). Ensemble – Allan Harshman, Erno Neufeld, Israel Baker, Raphael Kramer. Guitar – David Cohen (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B3), Larry E. Carlton (tracks: A2, 4:57), Tommy Tedesco (tracks: A4, B4, B5). Harp – Catherine Gotthoffer. Keyboards – Milcho Leviev. Photography By, Artwork By, Design, Translated By – Maria Eckstein.
Rather than using a big band, the trumpeter is well showcased while backed by a large string section on ten moody originals. much of the music is quite mellow On All About Jazz, John Kelman observed "Haiku finds Ellis in largely lyrical territory with a core quintet and varying configurations of a 12-piece string orchestra
Haiku is an album by Don Ellis recorded in 1973 and released on the MPS label. Haiku (Don Ellis album).
Haiku (Don Ellis album). 1974 studio album by Don Ellis. On All About Jazz, John Kelman observed "Haiku finds Ellis in largely lyrical territory with a core quintet and varying configurations of a 12-piece string orchestra. Some tracks work better than others, but all point to a musical mind unencumbered by convention, even as he aimed, on other albums, for greater commercial success.
This album is a very different Don Ellis record. Although the rhythm section includes keyboardist Milcho Leviev and bassist Ray Brown, the focus throughout this set is almost entirely on Ellis, who plays beautifully on his ten picturesque pieces. In some ways this out-of-print Lp is an ancestor of New Age for much of the music is quite mellow. A definite change of pace for Don Ellis.
Donald Johnson Ellis (July 25, 1934 – December 17, 1978) was an American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer, and bandleader. He is best known for his extensive musical experimentation, particularly in the area of time signatures. Later in his life he worked as a film composer, contributing a score to 1971's The French Connection and 1973's The Seven-Ups. Ellis was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 25, 1934. His father was a Methodist minister and his mother a church organist.
Haiku is a music studio album recording by DON ELLIS (Jazz ive Rock) released in 1973 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Studio Album, released in 1973. Songs, Tracks Listing.
Don Ellis, the American composer and trumpeter, who died in his 40s in 1978, is mostly overlooked, though his great, fusion-anticipating 1967 Electric Bath album is still prized. This 1973 recording with a strings ensemble is very different from his adventurous work with mind-boggling time signatures in the 60s. But an Ellis venture is never without surprises. All the segments are inspired by haiku, and they reflect that form's brevity. The opening Children is an exultant, church-choral chase for overlaying strings motifs, which beautifully envelop the leader's emerging trumpet.