The Don Ellis Quintet


New Ideas

  • Release Date: 17 Apr 1990
  • OJCCD-431-2

New ideas were Don Ellis's forte for all of his drastically curtailed career. A restless experimenter and innovator as well as a formidable trumpeter, Ellis was able to introduce radical ideas into his music and maintain the basic jazz values. Here, relatively early in his career, he used tone clusters, shifting rhythmic patterns, and unconventional chord progression without making the music inaccessible. In pianist Jaki Byard, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Charlie Persip, and vibraharpist Al F… MORE