How Time Passes

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How Time Passes
Studio album by Don Ellis
Released 1960
Recorded October 4 and 5, 1960
Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 45:16
Label Candid
Producer Nat Hentoff
Don Ellis chronology
How Time Passes
Out of Nowhere

How Time Passes is the debut album by trumpeter Don Ellis recorded in 1960 and released on the Candid label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "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... 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".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Ellis except as indicated

  1. "How Time Passes" - 6:30
  2. "Sallie" - 4:38
  3. "A Simplex One" - 4:17
  4. "Waste" (Jaki Byard) - 8:15
  5. "Improvisational Suite #1 - 22:18



  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. The Candid Label Album Discography accessed May 24, 2013
  2. ^ Don Ellis discography accessed May 24, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed May 24, 2013